Oral Health FAQs

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1. How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. If you eat a lot of foods with sugar or acids, then consider brushing three times a day.

2. When Should I See The Dentist?

It’s recommended that you should visit the dentist twice a year. The dentist should take x-rays of the mouth at least once a year to see if there are any cavities or damage to the teeth.

3. Should My Gums Bleed When Flossing?

Your gums should not bleed while flossing or brushing. If you see blood, you may have flossed too hard, or it could be a sign of gum disease developing. This can be treated by brushing more often and using a mouthwash with fluoride.

4. What To Do For Bad Breath

Brushing the tongue is one way to get rid of bad breath. If this doesn’t help, then visit the dentist to see if there is any kind of toothpaste or mouthwash that can be used.

5. Should I Get A Silver Filling?

Almost three-fourths of dentists use the amalgam fillings. These are safe, and they usually last for years as long as you take care of the teeth.

6. What Are Signs Of Gum Disease?

Some of the things that you might see are swollen gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing and the appearance of receding gums that can make the teeth look larger.

7. What Happens If I Have A Cavity?

The dentist will examine the tooth to see how big the cavity is in order to decide on a treatment. Most cavities can be filled, but some might require a crown or extraction.

8. Why Should I Use Floss?

The floss will get rid of food particles that are between the teeth that a toothbrush won’t reach.

9. What Are Options For Stained Teeth?

There are gels that can be used. The dentist can also use a laser treatment to whiten the teeth.

10. What If I Have A Broken Tooth?

If a broken tooth doesn’t cause any pain, then you might not have to seek emergency treatment. If the tooth comes out of the mouth, then save the tooth to see if it can be put back in the mouth. Most breaks are treated with a crown of some kind.

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