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Oral Health and Dental Care

Dental health or oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, tongue and gums healthy and clean through constant brushing and flossing to avoid gum disease and tooth loss. Practicing oral health must be a lifetime habit.

Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Cats (Felines), Dog Breeds, Piano

How stop playing with your retainer?

Keep your hands off the retainer. You can put gloves or mittens on since you wouldn't want to touch it with those on. Trust me, they feel strange when wet. If you absentmindedly mess with it while you do something like watching TV, put a rock in each of your hands. When holding this, you won't have a free hand to mess with your retainer. When you go so long without messing with it, reward yourself with a little treat. That...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Jobs, Salary and Pay Rates, Dentists

Ask your dentist out on a date?

Answer: It's OK to ask, but don't be surprised if you get turned down. It may have nothing to do with you as a person. Many dentists have personal rules against dating patients. It can tend to blur the lines of the patient/doctor relationship, and that can get messy with ethical, clinical, and legal problems. On the other hand, go ahead and ask, and take whatever answer is given. If you don't ask, you never give him/her a chance to say yes. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

How long before crest white strips expire?

All products over the counter MUST have an expiration date on the box. It is mandatory by the FDA. Usually any whitening system lasts up to 12 months. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Middle Ages

Did medieval peasants brush their teeth?

Not the way we do. They used willow twigs and beech tree twigs to clean the teeth. Actually, they work pretty well because there is a chemical in them that does well when chewed and helps the teeth. There are people today who still use this old method. They don't need too either, we brought teeth brushing on ourselfs by eating and drinking sugary foods and drinks, bread helps break down plaque. The method above would be reccomended to a peasant and...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Oral Health and Dental Care, Pediatric Conditions and Diseases

What causes coated tongue and what are treatments?

Certain types of yeast in the gut and general gut dysbiosis (imbalance) can cause a white or yellowish coated tongue. Dysbiosis means that the bacterial balance in your stomach and intestinal area is out of balance. It can mean too much "bad" or unhealthy bacteria and yeast and not enough "good" or healthy bacteria also called probiotics such as Lactobicillus, Bifidobacterium and Sachromyces Boulardi. A good way to test for this is by using a stool test that can find and identify...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Insurance, Dental Insurance and Financing Dental Care

Where can you get individual PPO dental insurance plan?

== == To find companies in your state that provide dental insurance or dental discount plans, go to the National Association of Dental Plans site (www.nadp.org) which has a directory of companies that offer dental insurance. The directory can be searched by state and you can select "individual" and get the list of just those companies that provide individual dental insurance in your state. The listing also tells you if the company provides dental HMO, dental PPO, dental indemnity (traditional insurance without a...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Mexico, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Should you go to Mexico for dental work?

Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, including instrument sterilization and use of protective gloves, mask and eyewear. -- A traveler's guide to dental care is available through the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures at www.osap.org. Source: American Dental Association. Why is dental...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

Can you use cocaine to numb a tooth ache?

Yes you can use cocaine to numb a toothache. Problem is it only slightly numbs the tooth and the numbness will only last about 10-15 minutes tops. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Dentists

Why does the Navy require to have wisdom teeth removed?

I'm not exactly sure what the Navy policy is, but I do know that on board most ships and submarines, they do not have the resources, manpower, or time to properly extract wisdom teeth. Having them removed prior to deployment (which can last many months or even a year or more) can avoid a foreseeable problem, which under the right circumstances, could jeopardize a mission. Combat conditions are stressful enough without having the sometimes debilitating pain associated with erupting or impacted wisdom teeth. See...
Asked in Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Oral Health and Dental Care

What is it the buccal sulcus?

the space between the teeth and the mucous mebrane lining the cheek is called the buccal sulcus. ...
Asked in Health, Oral Health and Dental Care

What does a swollen taste bud look like?

It is a small white bump on your tongue. it might start out as a red bump. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

What can happen if an abscessed tooth goes untreated and what is the normal treatment for this?

An absessed tooth is a very serious thing. It is caused by a very large amount of tooth decay that is not restored by a dentist and is allowed to grow larger and larger over time. The tooth eventually gets rotten all the way into the living part of your tooth where the nerve is. That nerve then decides to die and basically go out screaming. Causing pain and the contents of that tooth to go out the root of the...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

Does the blood clot dissolve after tooth extraction?

Usually they are slowly dissolved and resorbed by the body in the weeks following the extraction as the surgical site is healing. Smoking, swishing water, or sucking on a straw immediately after an extraction can cause a blood clot to fall out and can result in a painful condition known as a "dry socket". ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Headaches

Can tooth decay cause headaches?

Tooth decay is very dangerous for health. Because it gives heavy headache to that person who has teeth related disease my friend suffering with this near about 6 months.The solution for it get any professional dentist and check up properly for better cure within short period. asonor.com ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Root Canals

Can you eat before you get a root canal?

depends on the anesthetic if its local then yes if you are being put to sleep either by gas or injection then it is not recommended ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

Is a bridge or partial plate better?

Bridges vs. partial plates Bridges are very expensive and supposedly only good for 5 to 10 years. They are permanently fixed to stubs they make of two teeth (one on each side of the bridge) I have one and so far it has come loose twice from eating candy. If I had it to do all over again I'd have a partial. Less expensive and can be taken out to be cleaned. More input from s users: Before you do anything else,...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Dentists

Why can't you eat crunchy food after wisdom teeth removal?

Eating any food after the procedure is not good, since you may mess up the surgical procedure; but it is not true that you cannot eat crunchy foods after a day or two. If this were so, children who do not have their wisdom teeth could not eat any crunchy foods, which tend to be the most common type of children snacks. ...
Asked in Health, Oral Health and Dental Care, Fillings Crowns and Dentures, Dentists

Theories of impression making in complete denture?

I would suggest going to and click on the subtitle "Basic Principals in Impression Taking" you will probably learn more there than any place else on the Internet you could find yourself. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Dentists

How can you remove white patches on your teeth?

Please.. Don't use baking soda when you have the white spots on your teeth - I did and they stayed with me ALL day... It was embarrassing! So, Please, don't even try when you have them occurring. I have also used it to whiten my teeth later in the day for the spots to only come back the next morning. I've looked into this to find a couple of things that could be happening. They say - If you are just...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Gum Disease, Dentists

What medication would you use to tighten pockets in gums?

Managing gum disease is all about daily plaque control - essentially sound oral hygiene. That means, in most cases, stopping the plaque in your mouth is really in your own hands. Brush every day. Floss every day. Period. Your dentist or oral hygienist may recommend fluoride toothpaste or tartar reduction rinses. Colgate Total is approved by the FDA for helping to prevent advanced gum disease by reducing plaque and tartar. * Dental professionals recommend oral irrigation as a great way to really clean...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Mexico, Dentists

How do you find a good dentist in Mexico for dental implants?

Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, including instrument sterilization and use of protective gloves, mask and eyewear. -- A traveler's guide to dental care is available through the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures at www.osap.org. Source: American Dental Association. Why is dental cheaper in Mexico? -...
Asked in Health, Oral Health and Dental Care

Who first applied dental treatment?

It has been hypothesized that early homo sapiens man probably pulled out their own decayed teeth (when those teeth were loose enough to easily do so). ...