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How To Prevent Cavities Between Teeth
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
Proper dental care: Prevention of tooth discoloration in toddlers is no different from prevention in adults: attention to proper diet, oral hygiene, and regular professional care. Children should have their first trip to the dentist by age 1. Until a child is capable of doing it himself, daily brushing by the parent is mandatory. Some nutritional supplements, notably those with iron, can cause discoloration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good home care: Brush 2x daily with fluoridated tooth paste. Floss daily. Use Fluoride mouthwash nightly. Avoid acidly drinks like soda and gatorade. Avoid high carbohydrate snacks. Eat less processed foods and more natural fruits and vegetables. Visit dentist 2-4 x per year to clean area you ma be missing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Accurate flossing has been shown to firm the gum tissue between the teeth so long as the cause for the swollen gums is poor oral hygiene. But many other factors cause swollen gums including teeth that are in less than ideal position (crowded, rotated, etc), defective restorations, cracks, various medications, medical conditions and tartar build up. See your dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Interdental flossin: The dental consensus is interdental flossing is what keeps the periodontal tissue around your teeth clean, plaque free, bacterial free and healthy. It is very easy for your dentist to create more room for the dental floss insertion. In the meantime use waxed floss as the wax will help to ease the floss through. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental Caries: Prevention of dental caries is dependent upon two major factors: What you eat/drink and how well you keep your mouth clean on a regular basis. Therefore, eat healthy and avoid foods/liquids high in sugars and starchy carbs. Brush and floss properly at least twice a day. Dental caries is treated by seeing a dentist every 6 months for checkup, following advice and getting proper dental care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots to consider: Is the space hereditary, or did it form over time due to shifting of your teeth? Do you have your posterior teeth, or has your bite collapsed? How large is the space? Condition of the front six maxillary teeth? Any periodontal issues? These questions need to be addressed by your local dentist, who may suggest invisalign. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Same: Pretty much the same way filings are done for adults. The tooth is numbed up, the decay is removed, and a filling is placed. Note that there is no scientific evidence that silver fillings do any harm. Go with your dentist's advice as to filling material. Also, talk to dentist about preventing cavities (sealants, fluoride, brushing 2 full minutes 2x/day, cleaning between teeth, etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good home care: The best thing anyone can do to help try to prevent cavities in their teeth is to brush thoroughly at least twice a day(morning and night before sleep). Floss daily and do make regular visits to the dentists. The dentist also has thing he can do to help keep healthy...Like sealants. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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