What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should I chose?
Choose a medium-hard toothbrush with rounded-end bristles and use fluoride toothpaste.
What is the ideal frequency and technique for brushing my teeth?
Teeth should be brushed at least twice or three times per day, spending about 2 to 3 minutes for each brushing.Brushing should be methodical and the lower and upper jaw should be brushed separately.
First, brush the outer surface of your teeth, then move to the inner and chewing surfaces. Also, make sure you brush the furthest part of your back teeth as well as your tongue. If you don’t regularly and methodically brush your teeth they will not be cleaned properly and dental health problems will arise.
Why should I visit my dentist every 6 months?
If you visit your dentist every 6 months, he or she can diagnose and treat dental health problems early before they become serious.
Does the frequent removal of tartar cause damage?
No. Frequent removal of tartar does not damage your teeth and gums.
Should I use a dental floss?
Toothbrushes can only clean 60-70% of our teeth. The remaining 30% can only be cleaned with dental floss, which unlike a toothbrush can get in between your teeth.
Can gum stains be treated?
Staining of the gums generally occurs in dark-skinned people due to the accumulation of skin pigment cells in the gums. Current technological advances can remove such pigmentation using a laser.
Is it possible to whiten my teeth? Can stains be removed?
It is possible to whiten your teeth using certain chemical agents. Dentists can also remove stains on your teeth by polishing.
What is teeth whitening? How is it done?
Teeth whitening is a procedure that bleaches the dentin and enamel of your teeth. It will give you healthier and whiter-looking teeth.
Whitening can only be performed by a dentist using special gels containing carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Your dentist uses these special gels and a laser to whiten your teeth in about an hour. During the procedure, your gums are protected with a cover and your lips are pulled back from your teeth using a device called a retractor.
Should missing teeth be replaced?
If you have a missing tooth, you will not chew correctly and your other teeth will start to change position. Replacing missing teeth is very important in order to preserve the structure of your mouth.
What can be done to replace missing teeth?
There are several alternatives such as implants, bridges, and mobile prostheses depending on the state of your mouth and teeth.