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What Is A Good Oral Hygienic Routine To Prevent Swollen Gums
Brushing, flossing: The best oral hygiene routine starts with a healthy mouth. To keep plaque and tarter from building up under and at the gum line, brush for 3 minutes on all tooth surfaces-cheek side, tongue side and on the chewing surface. Flossing each tooth is also necessary, sliding the floss along the tooth surface and under the gum. Brush your tongue also. Keep your mouth plaque/bacteria free for health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else i can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?
Dental abscess: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries.html http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tooth-abscess/manage/ptc-20185988 Avoid sugary foods, if you have diabetes , good control is important . You might consider gargling after meals with salt water as well as brushing as that eliminates bacteria. Seek dental attention the minute you start noting something is off. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Check-up and diet: Brushing and flossing are very important daily activities to do to maintain your oral health. You can also watch your diet, minimizing sugars and carbs, which sit on teeth and can be food for cavity for the bacteria. Going to your 6 month check-up is also very very important not only to clean your teeth professionally but also "catch" things early if there is issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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What is the best dental care routine to reduce tooth decay and is mouthwash important to be used daily,best regard.
Diet, hygiene, care: Decay is a biofilm driven disease. To prevent decay one should avoid added sugar and acidity in the diet. Avoid snacking. Meticulous oral hygiene is a necessary to reduce biofilm. Brush 2-3 times a day focusing along the gumline and floss daily. Make sure your toothpaste has fluoride and use a fluoride containing mouthwash daily if you are concerned about decay. Visit the dentist twice a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?
Only one way of..: Good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy mouth following treatment. However, having routine check-ups and cleanings are also essential as even dentists miss cleaning a spot here or there over time and need professional cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Good nutrition & medical check-ups are also important to maintain overall general health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Clean in between : There are water picks, air flosses, and new things are being developed all the time as the dental hygienist recommended, see your dentist as they see all types of mouths and conditions and will probably recommend the best thing for you-having been a hygienist before i became a dentist they truly are experts in helping your mouth become healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What kind of products should someone with super sensitive teeth use to maintain good dental hygiene?
Sensodyne !: An over the counter toothpaste that is quite effective at helping rid sensitivity in teeth is sensodyne. Additionally, your dentist can place a very thin, clear, liquid on your teeth that will essentially 'seal' the tooth, and help the sensitivity instantly! keep smiling ! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Regardless of proper brushing/ flossing 2 x's a day there is always so much bacteria in mouth. What mouthwash may be best. Hydrogen peroxide?
Bacteria: There will always be bacteria in your mouth regardless of brushing flossing or mouthwashes. The trick is to keep them from sticking and colonizing your tooth and root surfaces. It's the plaque and subsequent calculus that does the damage. Focus your attention on keeping the teeth as clean as possible and have professional cleanings as needed to keep your teeth spotless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best and safest dental hygiene way to keep bad bacteria/ infection away from mouth after tooth implant.
Difficult but...: It is more difficult cleaning around implants, but the best hygiene is prevention. Depending on how many implants that you have, i would schedule more than two cleanings per year, use a sonic electric toothbrush, and definitely floss after eating if possible. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How is perio maintenance (not a deep root scaling) different from a regular teeth cleaning? These seem to be the same to me.
Perio maint./prophy: A cleaning, or prophylaxis, involves scaling and polishing of the coronal surfaces of teeth to remove plaque, tartar and stains. This procedure is for patients who don't have significant subgingival deposits or periodontal pockets. Periodontal maintenance is a procedure for patients who've received prior treatment for gum disease and involves scaling of both coronal and subgingival surfaces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Does products like listerine treat severe gingivitis with regular cleanings and brushing and flossing ? Or is it unnecessary in proper home treat
Are there any 'unknown' important tips on feminine hygiene? Just to prevent infections and keep an overall clean.
Unlikely: External soap and water. If drainage, some douches can be helpful and simple. Hope one of the gyns will respond also. If really excessive drainage or odor, be evaluated for other conditions. ...Read more
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
Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.
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