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Why Should We Clean Our Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Crowning Achievement: Crown care is essentially the same as routine dental care. Use a dental paste for polishing and removing soft plaque along with a regular flossing. A device such as a waterpik® will provide pressurized water to flow above/below the crown/gingival interface to remove food particles and prevent odor. An oral rinse will finish the job. Remember to avoid staining foods and juices. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: You should start cleaning them. At first, just use a piece of gauze moistened with water to wipe plaque from your baby's teeth and gums. You don't need to use toothpaste, but try to clean them twice a day. Once your baby has several teeth, you might try using a small toothbrush with just two or three rows of very soft bristles. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Brush, Floss: Brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes. Be sure your toothbrush is not worn and use an ADA approved toothpaste. If you want your teeth to be a lighter shade, you can use a whitening toothpaste. Use dental floss or a Water Pik to clean between your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brush and floss: Brushing and flossing at least twice a day as well as regular visit to your dentist will insure good oral hygiene. I recommend using a rotary toothbrush at home which does a good job at cleaning your teeth ( ask your dentist for a good brand ). In the meantime, stay away from sweets and acidic beverages that can erode your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean teeth: 1 see your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning 2 floss and brush after each meal.....You asked 3. Get a water pik and use it twice a day am and right before bed 4 use the toothbrush your dentist reccommends ( i like a motorized tooth brush for my patients ) do all this and you will be good esp #1 above. ...Read more
Bacteria/Resistance: You may have significant amounts of bacteria which are removed, but in cleaning an aerosol may be created and if you have a lowered resistance, then you may get sick. Possibly, you may need to have more frequent teeth cleanings and consider perioprotect a non-invasive home treatment to significantly remove the bacteria on a daily basis. www.perioprotect.com for a dentist near you. ...Read more
Most likely plaque: The gunk on teeth you are referring to is most likely plaque. It is a biofilm that consists of hundreds of bacterial species and proteins. Chronic plaque accumulation may lead to gum diseases and when combined with sugary diets, tooth decay. Whatever the "gunk" is on your teeth, make sure you try to brush twice a day and floss at least once. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: All teeth are vulnerable to acids. You should not brush your teeth immediately after eating or drinking things that are acidic and your teeth are at their weakest. Wait until the ph of your salvia returns to a normal state, about 20-30 minutes. ...Read more
Easy: Brush thoroughly 2-3 times per day with a Fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, use a good quality oral rinse such as listerine once per day, see the dentist every 6 months. Brush your tongue daily to reduce oral bacteria. Replace your toothbrush with a new one every 3 months. This is an easy formula for optimum oral health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At the least: People often take better care of their car than their own health. They may wash and wax their car monthly, yet never have their teeth professionally cleaned. If you want to keep your teeth, see dds. See your dentist to accurately determine what is best for your oral health. We see patients on specific schedules to their needs (which could be) every 3, 4, or 6 months or even every 4 or 6 weeks!. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean teeth: Brush and floss thoroughly at least twice a day, especially at bedtime. Control your diet... Stay away from sticky, surgary foods. Don't smoke or use smokeless tobacco. See your dentist at least every 6 months, and follow his and/or the hygienists oral hygiene instructions. ...Read more
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