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Whats dental floss made out of besides wax and string?

Whats dental floss made out of besides wax and string?

Synthetic fibers: Some are made of synthetic fibers, depends on the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Flossing (Definition)

Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where gingivitis and ...Read more


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I got lots of teeth in my jaw with 3 pairs of teeth having cavities. Is there an easy way to remove them?

I got lots of teeth in my jaw with 3 pairs of teeth having cavities. Is there an easy way to remove them?

Remove what?: Remove the teeth or remove the cavities? Either solution requires the skill and expertise of a dentist...It's not a diy project. Better to treat the cavities and thereby keep the teeth from both health and an economic viewpoints. Please call dentist now. The longer thou wait, the more difficult and expensive treatment becomes. ...Read more

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Describe the biology of dental caries, because I brush and floss well, and still got a cavity?

Describe the biology of dental caries, because I brush and floss well, and still got a cavity?

Very possible: The streptococcus bacteria is the place to look for dental caries. Also drinking something as healthy sounding as milk before bed can be a cause. Could also be food caught between your teeth which did not get removed... Using an oral irrigator like water pik or hydrofloss may be helpful to make sure that food particles are not the culprit. ...Read more

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Can I use cotton instead of dental wax for a poking wire of my braces?

Can I use cotton instead of dental wax for a poking wire of my braces?

Would not: it will not stay in place like wax will and will not be as comfortable. they sell wax for a couple of bucks at most supermarkets-- just go get some ...Read more

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What's the best dental cure for a teeth full of tartar?

What's the best dental cure for a teeth full of tartar?

Good oral hygin : Good oral hygin , at least 2 times a year hygin maintenance in a dental office in case of gum desiase 3 to 4 times a year. Dental check ups hygin and good home care ( brush and flossing at least 2 times a day for minimum of 2 minutes) are very important to maintain a healy mouth and overall health. ...Read more

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Dentist tooth scaling , Water comes out of the scaler . I want to know is it important to clean the inside of the water pipe system between patients ? . My dentist say all you need is to change the tip of scaler and not worry about the water pipes

Dentist tooth scaling , Water comes out of the scaler . I want to know is it important to clean the inside of the water pipe system between patients ? . My dentist say all you need is to change the tip of scaler and not worry about the water pipes

The water: flows much too quickly and interchange is much too rapid to foster the development of micro-organisms which are significant. Those bacteria which do "inhabit" those pipes are NOT human pathogens! NOT TO WORRY! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there a guaranteed way to remineralize teeth and push out your amalgam fillings?

No: Currently there in no way remineralize a tooth that already as a filling in such a way that the filling will no longer be needed. ...Read more

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Can most dental bridges stick out from the gum?

Can most dental bridges stick out from the gum?

Unclear question: I am unclear as to exactly what your question is as well as why you are asking it. Can you please re-post your question with some more detailed information? ...Read more

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What is good and easier for cleaning in between teeth besides floss?

What is good and easier for cleaning in between teeth besides floss?

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 more

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Are there newer types of dental x-rays? The thing i hate most about going to the dentist is getting x-rays taken, with those cardboard card things they put in your mouth. I have a small mouth, and they hurt and nearly make me gag every time. I'm looking a

Are there newer types of dental x-rays? The thing i hate most about going to the dentist is getting x-rays taken, with those cardboard card things they put in your mouth. I have a small mouth, and they hurt and nearly make me gag every time. I'm looking a

The : The x-ray techniques that bother you are called intraoral x-rays. This means that the dental x-ray film or digital x-ray sensor is put in your mouth. There are other types of extraoral x-rays, specifically a panoramic x-ray and cone beam x-rays. The problem is that the distance between the film and the tooth affects the quality of the image we get. The intraoral x-rays give very good two dimensional images because the film is right up against the tooth. Some dentists take panoramic film and supplement it with a few specific intraoral films. This approach might help you. ...Read more

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Crown left a big space between my molars and huge chunks of food get stuck in there which can only be removed with flossing. Is there a fix for this?

Crown left a big space between my molars and huge chunks of food get stuck in there which can only be removed with flossing. Is there a fix for this?

See your dentist: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dental work i just had some adjustments made by the dentist to my porcelain fused to metal bridge in making it fit. I think the dentist filed down some of the metal on two of the crowns. Is that possible? If so, is that unhealthy in swallowing dust pa

Dental work i just had some adjustments made by the dentist to my porcelain fused to metal  bridge in making it fit.  I think the dentist filed down some of the metal on two of the crowns.  Is that possible?  If so, is that unhealthy in swallowing dust pa

When : When a bridge is inserted it is normal for the bite to need some adjusting. Normally it is done outside the mouth but may need to be altered slightly intra-orally. There is nothing to be concerned with, nothing unhealthy and it should not weaken the bridge. ...Read more

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Is getting your wisdom teeth out similar to getting your tonsils out in terms of pain?

Is getting your wisdom teeth out similar to getting your tonsils out in terms of pain?

No: Having your tonsils removed as a teenager or adult can be one of the most uncomfortable post operative experiences one can have. Recovering from wisdom teeth removal can range from relatively painless to moderately uncomfortable depending on a number of variables. The important thing is to follow your instructions, use your ice packs and take your medications as prescribed. ...Read more

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Are there any better options for flossing for people with crowded teeth? I have a small mouth, and very crowded molars, and as such, find it very, very difficult to properly floss in the back of my mouth with a traditional flossing method. Is there any ki

Are there any better options for flossing for people with crowded teeth? I have a small mouth, and very crowded molars, and as such, find it very, very difficult to properly floss in the back of my mouth with a traditional flossing method. Is there any ki

Flossing is critical: There are several floss aids that make this chore much easier, ask your dental hygienist for some tips. In cases with severe crowding and crookedness you should consider orthodontic treatment, it will give you a great smile and teeth way easier to floss and clean. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of dark tooth stains? I've never had great oral habits, and as a consequence have pretty stained teeth i would like cleaned. I've looked into it, but there are so many methods at both the home and at the dentist's office. W

What is the best way to get rid of dark tooth stains? I've never had great oral habits, and as a consequence have pretty stained teeth i would like cleaned. I've looked into it, but there are so many methods at both the home and at the dentist's office. W

After : After you get a check-up and teeth cleaning, you can get your teeth whitened as long as there isn't decay present. A combination of home and in-office will do the best. One or the other will do ok, but both will do great. ...Read more

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Can the waterpik waterflosser both models of wp-900 /wp-100 help my braces better versus flossing my teeth?

Can the waterpik waterflosser both models of wp-900 /wp-100 help my braces better versus flossing my teeth?

No: Floss is beat but is difficult and time consuming. Try to completely clean all your teeth very thoroughly once a day. The best time is after your last meal of the day. Waterpik/waterflosser is a supplement not a replacement for floss. Use in the morning to quickly freshen up. ...Read more

Dental Floss (Definition)

Is is a thread used to clean biofilm out the space between teeth. It is available in ...Read more