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Can you give me some tips for oral hygiene with braces?

Can you give me some tips for oral hygiene with braces?

Floss, brush observe: Ones oral hygiene decreases because teeth without braces have only chewing surfaces, inside and outside gum/tooth interfaces ; the approximating walls "between the teeth" that need cleaning, teeth with braces have five additional surfaces and the retaining wires that are impossible to clean everything. Just do your best! brush floss and proxabrush daily and they will be "clean" as it gets! ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Can a girl with braces have oral sex?

Can a girl with braces have oral sex?

Yes!: Receive oral sex-no issue. Give oral sex, should be no problem! ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

AmeriPlan Dental: This plan covers dental check-ups, fillings, crowns, root canals, braces, dentures, dental implants, and everything else a dentist is licensed to do, including cosmetic dental care. ...Read more

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Can you still have oral sex if you have braces?

Can you still have oral sex if you have braces?

Yep!: Umm yes! might want to liberally apply the brace-relief wax your orthodontist provides you though. :). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if braces hurt more than oral surgery?

Can you tell me if braces hurt more than oral surgery?

Not really: Oral surgery is an acute pain.Braces are a consistent dull pain with episodes of acute pain following adjustments. ...Read more

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I was receiving oral sex last night, and her braces ripped a small piece of my frenulum. How might this effect me and should it get reattached?

I was receiving oral sex last night, and her braces ripped a small piece of my frenulum. How might this effect me and should it get reattached?

Unnecessary...: It would be most reasonable to leave a small coitus-related tearing of frenulum alone without further physical irritation so to allow spontaneous natural healing to take place. If the foreskin is long and healing is poor with protracted healing course, circumcision would be the choice of care after a direct look and balancing medical necessity and professional possibility. ...Read more

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Does getting braces decrease your oral hygiene?

Does getting braces decrease your oral hygiene?

Clean teeth: No. Oral hygiene is up to the individual. We either brush and floss our teeth or we don't. It is true that it's harder to clean your teeth with braces but the hygiene is up to you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after oral surgery (tooth exposure) into braces. How much time off work do I need?

What is the recovery time after oral surgery (tooth exposure) into braces. How much time off work do I need?

A few days: Depends on where the exposure is being done (palate or mucobuccal fold) but typically you will be a bit sore and swollen for 48 hours. This does not necessarily mean you need to take off from work. ...Read more

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