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How Do You Get Dental Floss Out If Stuck Between Two Of Your Teeth
Gently.......: Gently raise up, when stuck, gently pull toward one of the two teeth, then gently downward. You should then be able to pull string out because there is a space at the base of the tooth near the gum and often no space where teeth meet at the biting edge. If doesn't do the trick, gently rinse and swish around with warm salt water, let it sit for a while & try again.Tug up a bit harder this time. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Bleach or alcohol: You can take a cup and do 1/3 rd household bleach and rest water, keep the tooth in it for 5 to 10 min. Discard the diluted bleach and wash the tooth with water. Please keep the cup or jar of diluted bleach far far away from reach of children during that 5 to 10 min of disinfecting the tooth! can do the same with over the counter alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does by "floss the teeth you want to keep"? Aren't we suppose to floss every one of them everyday? ty
DEPENDS....: In many cases you can remove it by using another floss, knotted and pulled through, but in some cases (like when you have deeper pockets and thicker gums around your teeth) you can even cause the piece go in deeper inside. This may cause an inflammation and tenderness due to foreign body reaction. See your dentist to check it out. ...Read more
OTC Pain Relievers: The same over-the-counter (otc) pills you take for everyday aches and pains. Ibuprofen (motrin or advil) to start, if pain relief does not improve, then you can also take Acetaminophen (tylenol). Take as directed on the packaging. Do not take them if you've had any adverse reactions to either medication in the past. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The dental assistance said i might need to drill two back teeth to get fillings why? I went to the dentist the other day and the dental assistance checked out my teeth and said that two back teeth were sticky and would probably need to be drilled and fill
ASK dentist: Though an assistant may have excellent skills, they are trained for a short time. The assistant may be correct, but the dentist has the proper training to evaluate the need for a filling. Sometimes the biting surface grooves get sticky and used to be filled always, sometimes smoothing of the enamel (called enameloplasty) can remove the problem and make the area self cleansing. The dentist knows! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do you need to brush the inside sides of your mouth?
im talking about the cheeks.
i brush my teeth/gums with soft toothbrush 3x a day.
No: But you do need to thoroughly remove bacteria from your teeth, which means flossing or using water pik EVERY day. Ask your Dentist/Hygienist for instructions that are personalized for you. Brushing alone, without cleaning between teeth, without regular professional care, is guaranteed to be a road to failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any insights for why can't teeth stay in place after you get your braces removed? Why do you need a retainer?
Bone isn't concrete: Teeth suspended in bone by a connective tissue ligament. Over,time bone remodels and gum & ligament change. Forces of occlusion, muscle balance, wear, habits, restorations, and so much more, all affects post-corrective stability. Protect your time and monetary investment. Either wear your retainers as directed or gargle with crazy glue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting teeth cleaning at the dentist and i want to know if it will hurt. Will they use sharp tools?
Depends: Sounds like you have't had a cleaning in awhile. The more time that goes by between cleanings leads to more work for the hygienist and more you will have to endure. Today's methods are quite a bit faster than previous years as we have piezo-electric cleaners, ultrasonic cleaners as well as scalers (sharp instruments) to remove the tartar accumulations from your teeth. Regular cleanings are best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often do you floss before you cause gum recession to your teeth? i floss twice or more between each tooth for 5 years. i think it may cause it
See a dentist !: "Popping out of place" is not a dental term, so I assume you mean they are splayed buccally. At your age you may have periodontal disease. Consult with a local dentist. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: Around the ages of 16-21ish are usually not fully developed - where they haven't reached their full root length. This has "anatomic advantages" that can reduce potential compliations. Since many times they don't have room to emerge, the longer their roots are allowed to grow to full maturity length, the closer to an important sensory nerve (bottom ones) and to the sinus (upper ones) they can get. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 1 horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. Will i need to get rid of all of them or just that one?
Impacted toothq: This is impossible to say without an examination of your mouth and seeing the x-rays. It depends on where the wisdom are located, their angulation, how close they are to other teeth and nerves, how much bone is covering them, etc. Ask your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Do you have to brush your teeth after a dental cleaning before you eat? or can you eat right away after a dental cleaning? is it clean?
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