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What Can I Do For Healthy Gums With Dentures
7, but 1x daily: Rather than counting weekly flossing frequency, it is important to note that flossing is needed daily in order to maintain your teeth ; gums clean. I recommend that you floss once everyday. As we age, the body's ability to be self-cleansing is decreased. For that reason, it is more and more important to do daily flossing to keep gums healthy as we get older. ...Read more
My gums are very inflamed. What can I do to keep them healthy until I see a dentist? What will get the inflammation down? Salt water and listerine? TY
Inflammation: The inflammation can be caused by a number of factors, most often accumulated bacteria. Brushing and flossing diligently with an ADA accepted toothpaste should help. Other mouthrinses can be used in addition to the above. The sooner you get to a dentist for a professional cleaning to remove hardened deposits, the better off you will be. ...Read more
What's it like to wear a removable partial denture? How can I ensure they stay clean so I have good oral hygiene?
Adjustment phase: A partial is a removable prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. There is usually an adjustment phase as this is not what the body is used to and may require some adjustments as the device is fabricated on a plaster model which has no moving muscles or gum tissues. ...Read more
What to do if I have really yellow teeth. I brush once a day with crest. But i need help how to whiten them?
Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu
Xylitol: Xylitol kills bacteria and bushing with it can help with dental health. I have see patients who brush and floss regularly but still have some gum disease make a marked improvement by using a xylitol containing toothpaste. You may have to get it at a health food store. Less than 1 tube should make a difference. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
What are all the nessasary things to do to maintain good teeth. I know brushing, flossing and mouthwash. Any others? Also how to strengthen enamel?
I have early periodontitis but can't afford dental care. What mouthwash, toothpaste, and other products should I use to help it until I can get care?
Floss: You might check to see if there is a local reduced fee clinic where you can receive the necessary treatment to help you stop the progression of periodontal disease. Until you see them, you should floss every day, brush after every meal and just before bed; Listerine works well in reducing oral bacterial levels. You might also want to incorporate a fluoride rinse daily at night just before bed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What medication do you usually prescribe for periodontitis disease? Can antiseptic mouthwash help? I am 16 and I am worried that my teeth will fall out if i can't visit a dentist.
See a dentist: I know you say you can't see a dentist but you must. $ can be issue but it will cost more in long run to not get it done now. You must clean better than normal, rinses may help but will not cure your probs. A dental cleaning and continual care is your only definitive treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the best way to keep my gums in good shape? I brush everyday, but still have problems with my gums when i go to the dentist. What else can I be doing?
Brushing technique ?: At 31 yo, your gums should not be receding. There may be some other factors which cannot be determined over the internet. Seek the help of a local dentist who can examine you. Receding gums = less bone support = premature loss of teeth. Time is of the essence. Brushing and flossing alone may not be enough. ...Read more
Can you tell me about teeth diseases. I follow all the recommendations like brushing twice daily and flossing and all of that should I be worried?
Maybe: Taking good care does not eliminate the need for a good thorough dental exam (including a full mouth periodontal charting, ; an oral cancer examination. If you want to read about all sorts of dental disease you can google it. If you have more specific questions i will be glad to be of help. ...Read more
Can you tell me how many times a year would I have to buy teeth whitening strips to keep my teeth white ?
Modestly effective: Whitening strips, like whitening toothpaste, is only modestly effective. A more cost effective, more efficacious approach is to treat whitening not as a diy project but as treatment best provided by someone with years of training and experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the dentist as my gums are receding and he told me my gums are healthy so not to worry. How are they healthy?
See Periodontist: While everything may appear healthy there has to be a reason for your gum recession. Gums don't recede unless there's a reason. It may be a systemic problem, reaction to medication, improper brushing, malocclusion, clenching/grinding, or one of many other factors. Time to see a gum specialist, a periodontist, to determine why the recession and if any treatment is indicated. Don't wait. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me anything about having to have your gums shaved in order for dentures to fit properly?
I'm looking for a retainer that will straighten my teeth. Trying to avoid braces. Are there any at stores or do I have to talk to my dentist?
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