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How Many Times Should You Chew Your Food
32!: There is no fixed number. It depends on the consistency, texture, and amount you bite off. Food should be chewed thoroughly enough to be the consistency of cooked oat meal. ...Read more
2-3 times: Hi. What is most important is that you take your time brushing to do a thorough job. I ask my patients to brush at least 2x a day but to make sure you are taking your time to remove as much of the plaque on your teeth as possible with a soft tooth brush. Don't forget to floss once a day as well! :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you let me know how many meals a day should I eat and can you let me know how many calories should each meal be?
Depends on weight: It depends on your weight and how much weight you want to gain over how long period. You can calculate based on your basal metabolic rate plus activity colories.That is total calories you need to maintain your weight as it is.You need to consume 3500 cals extra over and above your daily requirement to gain 1lb in weight. Bnr 4.35xwt/lbs+4.7xht/inch -4.7xage/yrs little/no exer BMR x1.2 mod bmrx1.5. ...Read more
I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?
Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable(baby spinach, kale) then fruit(blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more
"Normal" bowels: "normal" frequency ranges (in a bell-curve distribution) from three movements daily to one every three to four days. The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. ...Read more
Eat what you want: Yes, you can manage your food plan that way. There is recent research on the benefits of intermittent fasting you might also find of interest. Please see doc or nutritionist before making changes in your diet to make sure your body is ok for those changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Are you supposed to floss or brush first or does it really matter? Also how many times a day should you floss?
Floss then brush: Ideally flossing first will remove the plaque and food debris that sticks to the sides of your teeth and brushing will remove that and the plaque that builds on the front and back. Floss twice daily would be ideal. Key and best results are from doing both twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentists say to floss those teeth you want to keep. In general, how many times a day should this be done?
Need more info: The information we need is your gender, age, height and activity level so we can calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and daily calorie needs. Go to http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/bmr-calculator/ and plug in that information to get your answer. You can also follow your weight, activity level and water intake on websites like sparkpeople.Com, fatsecret.Com and myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soon: There is no specific time frame, but sooner is better. The food debris that remains in your mouth after you eat--especially the sugary stuff--is just fodder for bacterial activity. The sooner you brush, the sooner you remove much of that debris and the bacterial coatings on your teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If tolerated: If you can tolerate the pain, i believe 4 times should be the maximum. ...Read more
No definite #: Varies from 1-2 times a day to every 2-3 days. It is frequency, consistency and amount of stool that determine normal or abnormal pattern ...Read more
The Food list: Unfortunately, "permanent retainers" are not so permanent if you eat certain foods. Biting into carrots, celery, any harder type foods can dislodge the retainer. The orthodontic food list will still apply for the most part. When your retainer fails, replace it immediately. ...Read more
Soft diet ideas: Here are some resources if your jaw was fractured: http://patients.Dartmouth-hitchcock.Org/dietitians/fractured_jaw_diet.Html http://chowhound.Chow.Com/topics/336748 for more minor jaw surgery, in general just a soft diet should be fine, you don't really need to be on a liquid diet. ...Read more
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