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Whats Dental Floss Made Out Of Besides Wax And String
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I grinded my teeth as a child and wore the tops of my teeth down. Is there any way besides crowns of fixing them?
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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
How to prevent floss from breaking off between your teeth? The teeth in the back of my mouth are extremely crowded, and and floss often breaks off between them when i try to floss. Is there anything i can do to prevent this, or any kind of different 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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