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How can I avoid tooth cavities?

How can I avoid tooth cavities?

Dental hygeine: Brush your teeth and floss. Regular dental checkups and cleanings. ...Read more

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Dental Caries (Definition)

It's the illness that occurs in teeth. Almost all adults have had it at some time. For ...Read more


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How can you prevent cavities and decay on my teeth?

How can you prevent cavities and decay on my teeth?

Brush/floss/Fluoride: Proper application of a toothbrush, floss and Fluoride daily will keep the cavity bugs away. Brush 2-3 times/day. Floss daily. Fluoride 3-7 times/week: rinse and spit, don't swallow. See you dentist regularly. ...Read more

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How can I prevent further tooth decay?

How can I prevent further tooth decay?

Easy: Visit the dentist every 6 months. Cut down on sugar, soda, and carbs. Sugar, carbs and soda are a recipe for cavities. Eat healthy. Brush thoroughly 2-3 times a day with an ada approved Fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, rinse once daily with listerine. ...Read more

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How can I prevent tooth decay if I drink soda and chai latte?

How can I prevent tooth decay if I drink soda and chai latte?

Rinse afterward: Its not so much the amount of sugar, as it is the prolonged exposure. After sugary drinks, rinse with water or brush, of possible, to avoid the sugar sitting on the teeth. Also, dont sip all day long. Have the drink, finish it, rinse. The prolonged exposure, or constant bathing the teeth of sugar, keeps the ph in the mouth out of balance, and allows the "sugar bugs" to do their damage. ...Read more

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How can you stop tooth decay?

How can you stop tooth decay?

Prevention: Once the tooth gets decay, it is progressive except in incipient decay. Prevention is the best thing when it comes to decay and gum disease. Good home care routine, brushing, flossing, using a Fluoride rinse. Visiting your dentist every 6months. Eating healthy and fibrous foods. Avoiding processed food with sugar and carbs. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat tooth pain after getting composite filling into cavities?

What can I do to treat tooth pain after getting composite filling into cavities?

Need to see Dentist: Please see the dentist who filled the tooth asap... One possibility is that the filling is high. A slight adjustment may resolve it completely. Or... The filling may be very close to the nerve. This can lead to a root canal or loss of your tooth. Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients, arnica can be helpful to reduce swelling and pain temporarily. ...Read more

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How can I prevent tooth decay and maintain oral health?

How can I prevent tooth decay and maintain oral health?

The Obvious Secret: Brush, floss, drink water, eat tooth-healthy foods and see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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How much time can I leave an abscessed tooth?

How much time can I leave an abscessed tooth?

Treat it now: Whether a small non-painful abscess the sooner antibiotics are started and treatment to resolve the cause the higher the success ...Read more

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How do I prevent this tooth sensitive to crunchy foods?

How do I prevent this tooth sensitive to crunchy foods?

Depends on cause: See your dentist and. Find out what is causing this sensitivity problem. It could be a broken tooth, decay, infection, or a number of things. Once you know why you will also know how to treat it. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

How can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

Depends: Follow directions given tom you by your dentist. Take antibiotics if given. Keep the area clean and eat a healthy diet. Your body should take care of the rest. ...Read more

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How can I brush down to my gum line if enamel eroding?

How can I brush down to my gum line if enamel eroding?

Tooth erosion: The best person to take advice from will be your dentist or a periodontist who is a specialist on gum disorders. Do not delay too long to prevent complications. ...Read more

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How can I stop tooth rotting/decay fast without going to a dentist?

How can I stop tooth rotting/decay fast without going to a dentist?

Cannot, really: Elimination of sugar and acids from your diet will help, but you must treat and remove the existing decay, or it will worsen. You must see the Dentist for evaluation and treatment, then continue to keep things clean and prevent further decay. Read labels of soda and foods, looking for acids (citric, phosphoric) and sugars (corn syrup,fructose,etc. ) Even diet sodas have acids. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can I avoid orthodontic braces breakages?

How can I avoid orthodontic braces breakages?

Watch your diet: Avoid sticky crunchy food. Cut things such as apples, ribs, chicken wings, etc. and in general, be careful with your braces. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of decayed teeth without a dentist?

How can I get rid of decayed teeth without a dentist?

Well...: The the decay will not fix itself on its own, so you need a dentist to restore the teeth if they are even restorable. If you are referring to extractions, then again, a dentist is trained and educated to properly extract teeth. I know of no other healthcare professional trained to do these procedures, therefore you will need the services of a dentist in your area. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can avoid vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i tell me how i can avoid vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

Talk with dds: Some suggestions include eat lightly and drink fluids. I have also heard that coke can help... Not pepsi.. Best of luck... Maybe others can have better suggestions.. ...Read more

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I wish to eat lemons how can I protect teeth enamel?

I wish to eat lemons how can I protect teeth enamel?

Best .....: Better that you do not have a habit of eating lemons. Over time it will destroy your teeth regardless of how you try to protect them. It's like saying that you suck lollipops all day long and want to know how to protect your teeth. Better to change a bad habit rather than trying to minimize damage. Eating lemons nor sucking lollipops all the time is not essential to a healthy life style. ...Read more

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How long after removing wisdom tooth can I eat hard foods again?

How long after removing wisdom tooth can I eat hard foods again?

Usually after 24-48: Hours you can begin to eat more normally. After wisdom tooth surgery i tell my patients to stay with liquids and very soft food for 24 hours and then move into your regular diet over the next few days. You may read my detailed oral surgery post op suggestions at www.Drleehinson.Com and go to post operative section. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes teeth holes and how can I prevent my teeth from decay or holes?

Dental Caries: Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria that stick to your teeth produce acid. This acid decalcifies and softens the enamel matrix, causing tooth decay. Proper home care, a balanced diet, fluoride application, and professional cleanings can all help decrease the incidence of tooth decay. ...Read more