Dry mouth and unpleasant breath unfortunately go hand in hand. Dry mouth can actually cause a ton of different oral issues and actually greatly increases your susceptibility to cavities. I have a prescription that also dries out my mouth and I’ve found the xylimelt oral tablets to be life savers. They stick to your gums or the outside of your back teeth. Super easy to place. They stimulate your parotid gland to make more saliva and they contain xylitol which is great for your mouth. I 100% recommend them. You can get a 3 pack on amazon for about 20 bucks and they last me about a month. I put two in every night before bed and will occasionally place one throughout the day if I haven’t been able to drink a ton of water (which I also recommend doing). There’s some rinses and little mint type things that also help with dry mouth but I’ve found these specific tablets to be by far the most effective
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Oh wow - your teeth are perfectly flat planes?!! Please tell me how the flat bottom of an over the counter nightguard can touch all opposing teeth... https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Steven_Aquilino/publication/23240147/figure/fig1/AS:[email protected]/Fig-1-Measurement-of-the-maximum-depth-of-the-curve-of-Spee.png
periodontal disease causes bad breath, but if he doesnt have that, use this. life changing
Depends. Did you get good grades your first year? Do you want to specialize? If the answer is yes to both, read The Art of War and prepare to wage war on your fellow gunners. If No to any of the above, relax and start reading A Song of Ice and Fire.
Here is everything I have for dental studying as far as PDF. Link
Bootcamp is best for PAT.
There is also Feralis bio notes (its a pdf for bio, thats all youll need for bio)
Datqvault is my favorite test bank/question bank. Bootcamp has good explanations though.
Dont waste your money on actual "classes" Just be consistent in your studying. Also, DAT destroyer is good. MATH destroyer (separate) book is garbage, well, it didnt work for me because NONE of those ridiculous questions showed up. My lowest score was math yes, but at least it was a 20, and it took me over 2 hours to do each of those MATH destroyer tests which DRAINED me.
Anyway, hit me up if you need help. I tutor o chem. Chads videos is probably your best place to learn the material, datqvault to practice, and bootcamp to learn PAT.
EDIT: ALso practice with that stupid laminated paper and a thin tip sharpie. That really screwed me up on the test. I am left handed and it smeared everything. I pretty much coudlnt write and had to think up new strategies for pat during the test... not fun.
The difference is not clinically significant. Evidence shows that both clean better on average than manual brushing, but they both work roughly the same.
Kind of stinks most people can't try em both, because they both feel different. FWIW, personally, the Sonicare's buzzing gives me a nails on chalkboard kind of feel while the Oral B is more of a physical rumble.. however, my fiancee prefers the opposite so YMMV. Tons of people go with either Sonicare or Oral B and in the end it doesn't matter.
here is a quality oral b pro 1000 for $40 on amazon
here is the most basic sonicare for $20 on amazon; my fiancee used to use it before I gave her mine, but it still worked fine for her.. just the heads are bulkier than the more expensive ones
Or get more expensive ones if you like things like quadrant timers, sensitive/low power settings, bluetooth capability (why?), etc.
While you don't say it right out, you allude to fluoride only causing bad things. In studies, fluoride from toothpaste and water supplies only causes mild fluorosis at worst. Those studies also indicate that the positive aspects of fluoride greatly outweigh the bad. But hey, what do I know, I've only been studying in the field for 4 years.
As for bone weakness, since it is not in my field as much I did a quick google search for peer reviewed articles about it. In 5 seconds I disproved your claim. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/875632829190015B
Wide maxilla means your upper jaw is wide. Mild bottom teeth crowding means the lower teeth probably in the front overlap each other.
50% overbite means when you bite down, your top teeth cover half of the front of your bottom teeth.
Type 1 Jaw is probably angles' classification system which is illustrated here and class 1 is the most common and considered normal.
Very interested in this. I don't think we can dissuade you - but I will say this - you are going to be doing a process for the first time which is difficult for people who have done it many times. You are also going to be using inferior processes and materials. You are essentially competing in a NASCAR race with no drivers license and a Dodge Dart.
That said you won't do any damage for the brief amount of time you would be wearing this thing, and I am VERY curious to see what you come up with.
Here is the Bible of Complete Removable Dentures: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bouchers-prosthodontic-treatment-for-edentulous-patients-george-a-zarb/1100099342?ean=9780815198994
This is going to be your issue - Dental companies make Scanning and milling and printing software that is BARELY passable for complete dentures. To do something like that with non-specialized software is going to be a herculean task. To make an impression the traditional way, you are going to have to somehow get your hands on materials that are literally illegal to sell to anyone who isn't a dentist to prevent exactly this situation from happening (Land of the Free!).
This is going to sound like a weird suggestion, but I picked up designing crowns in CEREC quickly- I felt comfortable with the software after about 2 days. I think it was, in part, because I'd spent a lot of time messing around with the creature creator in the computer game SPORE. The controls are really similar. You can download and mess around with it for free here. Seriously, I think that playing around with this helps get used to 3d design. Plus it's fun.
Try Tanner's Tasty Pastes - no bubbling, no intense mint, and there are a lot of very positive reviews on Amazon from parents of sensitive or autistic kids.
Yeah, i found it being sold online on amazon, so I can get like a 6pack of https://www.amazon.com/Sensodyne-repair-protect-novamin-pack/dp/B00RZ2OB5Q . My teeths enamel has been seriously damaged because i suffered from an eating disorder that caused me to vomit several times a week, so i was looking for anything that can help undo the damage that caused. Teeth are sensitive and enamel is very damaged.
As a dentist, I would recommend a sonic toothbrush because of better performance in removing bacterial plaque. Sonicare it's the top on the market.
But power is nothing without control :)
Do you have correct daily oral hygiene habits?
If you want to master a perfect daily oral hygiene routine I suggest you get Dental Coach:
It helps you to acquire a perfect daily hygiene routine and avoid 80% of oral problems!
Sonicare+Dental Coach= Invincible :)
I hope it helps and stay safe!
It looks like you have what is known as a skeletal class III malocclusion. What that means is your lower jaw is too big compared to your upper jaw and your upper jaw is a little small. Go see an orthodontist to consult and see if you'd be a candidate for orthognathic surgery. Here is some basic information about what the surgery entails. And here are some before and after photos
I am guessing you mean something like this:
Under UV light, older plaque and calculus react to the light differently and show up as orange red color. What you saw was probably older plaque that was starting to form calculus since you said it required vigorous brushing and picking to remove.
Depends what they are. If it's the common geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis), then these do no harm and just come and go occasionally. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/geographic-tongue/symptoms-causes/syc-20354396
I sold most of my textbooks back to the students when I graduated but kept these two. The books that will definitely help you on your journey, both of which I read cover to cover as a dental student are:
The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry
Oxford handbook of clinical dentistry
I was lured into spending a fortune on dental textbooks when I was a student, you can find most of them in your university library and will probably only read a few pages of each.
TUNG Brush & Gel - Tongue Cleaner - Starter Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JLOS2O/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_sp7gub0TQD5GY
Not sure what to tell you about the gag reflex. My fiance says it helps when she takes a deep breath ;).
Dental insurance is more like dental benefits. Most of the time companies buy it for employees. They pay say $20,000 to get 40 employees $1500 in dental care each. Once you it $1500 you are on your own as you used up your benefit.
Health insurance on the other hand is a monthly fee to get covered for ANY health event that happens. You pay a fee and if you have a $20,000 hospital visit you are covered with no cap. Most people end up giving away money for their whole life and never 'cash in'.
So you can either buy a traditional dental insurance plan, which is a decent deal but I wouldn't think of it as insurance, more as benefits. It will obviously pay off if you use it.
Alternatively you can buy a health insurance plan that gives you dental coverage for one premium
heya, you can add your practice to this so new patients can find you! https://www.appsheet.com/start/80e4d601-3045-47a3-84ea-8ff208103b37
Unfortunately there is no good way to treat difficult patients, wheelchair patients, or stretcher patients. There is a good resource for cleaning up your mobility that I found useful.
Should be able to get a typodont easily. Here's the first result from Amazon:
Airgoesin Dental Dentist Adult Standard Typodont Demonstration Teeth Teaching Model https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X2IOZJO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_sNhtzbPAPN38Q
Dental Caries can be a frustrating disease. There are many factors at play: genetics, diet, homecare, bacterial load, and others. Home care is usually stressed because it is the easiest to change and the most common culprit. Without getting to much in the the constant state of demineralization/remineralization that your teeth are experiencing. Somehow the balance is tipped on the demineralization for you.
Assuming your home care is good (you did not mention flossing, that will be very important for you) the first place I would look is your diet. Its not necessarily what you eat but how often. In basic terms you need to give you teeth a few hours of rest between each meal, which will allow your teeth to remineralize. That means no snacking, even relatively health snacks, and nothing to drink except water.
I would also look into your home care products, specifically your toothpaste. I'm a huge fan of the Carifree products. You can get the gel on Amazon however you may benefit from a higher fluoride version that will only be available in your dentist office. They may have a different high fluoride toothpaste they work with such as Fluoridex for ControlRx (both are pretty good IMO).
I hope this helps and I hope you are able to turn things around. Feel free to PM me if you have any further or more specific questions.
I tend to recommend the WaterPik brand itself because I know how much pressure they put out and that even on the highest setting it won’t hurt your gum tissue. You don’t need anything fancy - the WaterPik Ultra should be more than enough and fairly easy to use.
If you opt for a water flossed that isn’t regulated like the water pik just make sure you use a lower setting so you don’t accidentally damage the gum tissue with too much pressure.
I found this model on amazon that has an electric TB with it if you wanted to get both in one shot - the water piks by themselves will be a little cheaper.
WaterPik with electric TB
As a dentist, I can say that if your dentist did a root filling there was probably a good reason.
The main reason could be:
• The old root filling was not reaching all the length of the root and you developed an infection at the apex of the root called a granuloma. This is a completely asymptomatic issue, so for you everything is fine, but still, there is an infection there.
The only way to solve the problem is to root fill again the tooth.
Anyway, I think you should clarify your doubts with your dentist.
To avoid 80% of the oral problem is very important to develop correct oral hygiene. I suggest you get Dental Coach for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zk.dentalcoach
You will hopefully avoid any other root filling.
I hope it helps!
Oral B GLIDE floss is the best floss for tight teeth. It looks like this: https://www.amazon.com/Glide-Oral-B-Pro-Health-Clean-Floss/dp/B01KZOTTSO/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1N3W174D14Y65&dchild=1&keywords=oral+b+floss&qid=1602126109&sprefix=oral+B%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-5 and it is the best floss I have ever used.
I had the exact same issue as you...tight teeth and a lot of fillings that made me super nervous that a piece of floss could get stuck and pop out a filling in the process...not with Oral B Glide floss...the satin is good but the glide beats it. Try them side by side!
Thank you so much for the input. I've been using this colgate sensitive pro relief toothpaste for the last few years and recently switched to sensodyne enamel repair. I use an oral-b electric toothbrush with an extra sensitive gentle brush head, but if sonicare is better for my problem teeth/gums i will definitely switch.
I am not a dentist, but have asked many dentists this question. Some of the replies I've gotten:
Pretty much all of Jim Collins' stuff, Dan Kennedy for marketing, 4hr workweek, Die Empty, Think and Grow Rich, E-Myth Revisited, What They Don't Teach You in Dental School, Dentaltown and WhiteCoatInvestor.
You can get them on Amazon. We use this one.
Amazon compatible thunderbolt cable
This is one someone posted in the Medit FB Group. Haven’t tried it myself, so YMMV.
sorry I may have gotten it wrong. It says that they do it to make their face thinner.https://www.huffpost.com/entry/models-pulling-out-teeth_n_3987797?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAF03mPDIfUqA9TMug7EyGjQk4oNQ1j6iAqKa_NMimTF25v_EvZUjzRdjv0aga-0AgdVMQKlzpuC2SdpimXwS6DFEAnfhC9R8G3P-_eV9sIbTZyMEEvZq7U1zuByAXtANrSdfk3R6T_e0jGJMQ2tLzxrp22yPmW7qi4x8cD4TXnXp
In your shoes. Read Understanding Dental Insurance and join AADOM - lots of helpful information and a peer network willing to share ideas.
I think this is more for patients but Dr Scherer is a great and informational dentist! He's got some great YT videos on using locators too. Met him in person, one of the nicest guys, so willing to share his knowledge-
Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)
It's the single greatest resource I've ever encountered in practice and I can't recommend it enough. Very short, easy to understand and implement, and it works! This book is basically a series of Jedi mind tricks and Inception techniques to get patients to take control over their oral health.
I’m in dental school now. One of my classmates recommended these. They’re supposed to tune out high pitched noises while letting you still hear conversations and such. My classmate said they did a good job of making operative more bearable despite 75 high speeds going simultaneously. Can’t vouch for them personally though.
If you happen to catch a developing third molar on a pano, you will see the stage of development the tooth is in at the time.
Are you asking where the cells are in the years prior to the initiation of development? If so, I think this is the book you want: Oral Development and Histology
I just got a few different review books, and Crack DAT for the PAT. The DAT destroyer was pretty helpful too, but only after I had studied from the books. Khan Academy was also insanely helpful for OChem (it had been years since I'd taken it). Exposure to questions is the best thing, and if you are even a little bit self-motivated you probably wont get a lot more out of the classes than just studying on your own. Good luck, and don't stress out too much!
The endodontists have better techniques and tools, e.g. operating microsopes, micro handpieces, micro scalers. In my experience, oral surgons are much more heavy-handed (no disrespect!) because of their non-endo training and lack of good instrumentation. They tend to do simple resections with simple retrograde techniques. This is where failure rates are higher.
Personally I like these. Gives you more control and dexterity on the hard to reach places. And much easier to scrape the side of your tooth without hurting your fingers.
For a natural solution---> https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mighteaflow-Dry-Mouth-Chewing-Gum-Spearmint-Flavor-10-Ea-8-Pack/48320970?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=604&adid=22222222227035797805&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=57003378578&wl4=pla-89140760738&am...
I'm not exactly sure but articles that say brushing right after eating is bad generally refer to study about the dentin and not the enemal. To be fair, I didn't find any study about the wear of the enemal due to r rushing after eating
Speaking of retainers and body temp, have you seen the retainers that have a thermal sensor and RFID in them to monitor how often it is in the mouth?
I just read this:
Most nerve injuries resolve within 3-9 months. Patients who are anasthetic at 3 months usually do not achieve significant neurosensory recovery. The link is below.
> heya, you can add your dad's practice to this so new patients can find you! https://www.appsheet.com/start/80e4d601-3045-47a3-84ea-8ff208103b37 r
heya, if you decide to open now, you can add your practice to this so new patients can find you! https://www.appsheet.com/start/80e4d601-3045-47a3-84ea-8ff208103b37
> heya, you can add your practice to this so new patients can find you! https://www.appsheet.com/start/80e4d601-3045-47a3-84ea-8ff208103b37
BRO I GOT U. I'm building a tool for emergency dental care during this time of lockdown in the US. It's in prototype right now but i have some data that might help you if you see someone in your area! https://www.appsheet.com/start/80e4d601-3045-47a3-84ea-8ff208103b37
Yes, I agree with you. it's not really relevant to discuss studies like these with patients in general.
The first study is recollections and reflections from The Vipeholm studies. It was pretty much the foundation of caries prevention programs in Scandinavia. I uploaded the full article if you're interested.
>Sure, it's common sense, but there is no empirical data that the butts of people using toilet paper are cleaner than those of the people who don't
There is plenty of literature on the subject.
Quip is a brand of electric toothbrush (sort of?) it vibrates but that’s about it. OP, you’d be better off looking into an Oral B where the head rotates and does the scrubbing for you unless you have really excellent manual technique. My dentist noticed when I started using the Oral B. Mine was only like $35, it does the things I need it to do. Very happy with it.
I sure did. I’ve ordered versions from Canada, the UK, and the six pack I mentioned is actually from India https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RZ2OB5Q?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share but the other origin countries are definitely still available on Amazon if you’re uncomfortable with it being from India. I haven’t gotten a counterfeit version of the toothpaste yet but reviews suggest it’s possible.
I guess the problem is that amazon stores all the “same” products it receives from sellers in one place regardless of the different listings, so it’s almost impossible to guard against counterfeits when the items are shipped directly from amazon. Maybe they’ve fixed this but I know this was still the case a year or two ago.
>I have such trouble using regular floss it gets stuck in my teeth and secondly it is a struggle to access every tooth and i worry im doing more harm than good for my gums as sometimes my gum bleeds.
Just so you know, your gums WILL stop bleeding once you get more regular cleanings and get the tartar buildup handled. The tartar inflames your gums and causes bleeding. Once you have the cleaning and floss regularly, your gums won't bleed. You have to use regular floss though, not those little green pics with half an inch of floss on them.
My gums used to gush blood in the mornings and with floss and after two weeks they don't bleed at all even if I take the floss all the way up to the root of my tooth like the dentist does (which you are supposed to do at home as well). Keep at it!
I'm not a dentist but I'm 28 years old and have apparently pretty bad bone loss and gum recession for my age. It accelerated extremely fast after only a year of not going to the dentist.
I also use this daily: https://www.amazon.com/TheraBreath-Healthy-Periodontist-Formulated-Rinse/dp/B0758F8KDC/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=therabreath+mouthwash&qid=1610675565&sr=8-9 in addition to Parodontax toothpaste.
It sucks that I can't go back in time and realize what I was letting happen! I like you am pretty worried about what the future holds, but I can rest assured that I have likely stopped the disease from taking further bone and gum tissue. Best of luck.
Thank you so much for the advice, I'm happy everyone seems to agree that a) my situation isn't as hopeless as I thought it might be and b) dental schools should be able to help.
Will definitely be picking up some better toothpaste and mouthwash, can I ask if you have any recommendations? I know you're not in the US but just to have an idea (and maybe some of those brands are available here too).
Also, a couple questions on toothpaste and mouthwash:
did you mean 0.2% or 0.02%? Most of the "high fluoride" mouthwashes I'm seeing are in the 0.02%-0.05% range, can't find any with 0.2%.
I'm looking around but can't seem to find any toothpaste that lists the amount of fluoride in ppm, percentages at best. Would something like this fit the bill? If you have any recommended brands (even if not Americans, it may help to find an equivalent) feel free to share
> I recently had success putting a very small (emphasis on SMALL) amount of polident and that held a temp crown on for about 10 days no problem.
Drugstores also sell temporary filling kits like this you might try: https://www.amazon.com/DenTek-Temparin-Temporarily-Repairs-Fillings/dp/B002WTCK50/
Also anytime I feel like there is a potential infection in my mouth that can't be seen by a dentist right away, I rinse a few times a day with salt water. That is what is recommended after wisdom teeth surgery, so I figure it can't hurt to try and keep things clean that way.
You don't want an aligner for whitening. You want whitening trays. Aligners are to tight and don't allow room for the gel. You can buy the whitening trays on Amazon. Amazon.com : Upper + Lower Custom Dental Teeth Whitening/Bleaching Trays : Tooth Whitening Products : Beauty
Your dentist can make you whitening trays. They work good and are safe. You can also just go on Amazon and order them as well. Amazon.com : Upper + Lower Custom Dental Teeth Whitening/Bleaching Trays : Tooth Whitening Products : Beauty
The strips didn't work that great for me, but my sister used them and you could notice that it worked.
I got an oralb one off amazon (it had a circular rotating head) and the bristles were super rough/it was rough in general, do you have a gentle electric toothbrush that you reccomend to patients? I remember I would literally bleed every time I used my oralB (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UKM90Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Im currently using Colgate toothbrush but the fluoride percent basically depends on whats on sale when my mom goes to buy, should I be looking for a certain type/buy my own? If im able to bring down the amount of cavities I have and get one every couple of years (like a cavity every 4 or 5 years), is it possible that I could keep my teeth, or am I too far gone? Are crowns inevitable considering the large amounts of cavities, also I'm thinking of getting sealant on my teeth (i have like 3k i saved up from my summer job and i wouldnt mind paying out of pocket)
This is my favorite water pick: H2oral Irrigator Floss Do You Hate to Floss? are You not Wanting to Spend A Fortune On A Water Flosser https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004V4RUZ4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_3M7RFbM7B22ZQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I don’t have the cordless one and I also share a bathroom with people so I just bring it when I’m doing my nightly routine then bring it back to my room. I have this one and I like there’s different adjustable pressure ranges and tips I can choose from.
I have mild sensitive recession. And the doctor told my not to use electric toothbrush any more. Instead, better to use soft manual toothbrush which is easier for myself to control the force while brushing. And I found a super soft toothbrush on amazon saying good for sensitive gums and featured with 10000 bristles! It does make me more comfortable when toothbrushing. Might work for you :https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JP7R599
Would suggest to use manual toothbrush. It is easier to control the force while toothbrushing. I have a mild sensitive teeth and have found an amazing super softer toothbrush on amazon saying they have 10000 bristles on brush head. I feel more comfortable than using my electric toothbrush. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JP7R599
Whitening gel is just peroxide an an agent to hold it to the teeth. Most use glycerin as the agent to make it in to gel form. Its pretty safe in my option. I ordered custom tray from Amazon and I am happy with them. https://www.amazon.com/Upper-Custom-Dental-Whitening-Bleaching/dp/B004EKVOU2/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=custom+whitening+trays&qid=1604942349&sr=8-5
Get an ultrasonic cleaner for like $40 on amazon. So much easier than messing with tablets and it works better. I have this one, it has held up for 6 years now. I rinse my retainers after each use and then throw it in the ultrasonic once a week. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q2M17K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Do you think there is a correlation between vo2 max and sp02 levels? Because I took a vo2 treadmill test a year ago and my results were quite poor. Anyway, I noticed this oximeter is currently on sale at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SCPB9KU Would this be useful?
Also, could you ever recommend a CPAP machine based solely on oximetry results? Or would you always want a sleep study first before recommending one? If my oximetry results were poor enough, I'd be attempted to go out and buy a used/rent a CPAP machine and try it out to see if my bruxism goes away. I'm a 29 male, not overweight, do not snore -- not sure I would fit the classical definition of sleep apnea -- but wonder if a CPAP could alleviate some of my symptoms nevertheless. I do feel like I'm a "shallow breather." My yoga instructor of the past commented on this.
The original plain Colgate is very mild.
The Colgate Enamel health (in the blue box) is mild as well.
They are both mild mint flavors.
I have seen them both in Dollar Tree.
This is a picture of the Enamel Health one. But it is cheaper at the store instead of Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Colgate-Enamel-Health-Whitening-Toothpaste/dp/B00O32UEN4/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1541985733&sr=8-8&keywords=colgate+enamel+care
Therabreath is great! But only works if the smell is coming from your mouth. What kind of tongue scraper are you using? I find the plastic ones don’t do anything. I like the metal dr Tung’s tongue scraper from amazon. (Link below)
Dr. Tung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel (colors may vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00064JGBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_s4yyCbCM1S1YM
Other possibilities for bad breath 1. post nasal drip from chronic allergies 2. Acid reflux (smells coming from your stomach.
My best guess is still tonsil stones though, even if they’re not visible. They hide in the folds and holes of the tonsils.
I've been chewing these dental probiotic tablets that I bought off Amazon, specifically for fresh breath (I don't like chewing gum). So far, they've been working great and apparently are used by people with periodontitis to keep gums healthy. A lot of periodontitis is that certain bacteria are in your mouth. Introducing different bacteria to counter that may help. This is the one I just bought.
Using floss once a day is great. If you want to do both, that's great as well. Glad you're so concerned, most young people aren't. Remember, the brackets on your teeth will collect plaque around them. if not cleaned properly, when they take the braces off, a weakened area in the form of the brackets outline will be left on your teeth. So I would also recommend proxy brushes to basically clean around the brackets. Scrub the plaque off. Superfloss by Oral B is also a great product for braces. Here are Amazon links
GUM Proxabrush Go-Betweens Interdental Brushes, Wide, 10 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079M9TBW7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GWlyDbH8QMCFA
Oral-B Super Floss Mint Dental Floss Pre-Cut Strands 50 ea (Pack of 6) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07253YGPD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3YlyDbJWSGPX1
Which tongue scraper do you use tho??? Some just loosen and spread the bacteria on the tongue. I found this one on Amazon and it's absolutely amazing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B42NGM7/ref=cm\_sw\_em\_r\_mt\_dp\_U\_.gHzDb1DS2XY0
If you just grind your teeth, dentists hate this and I'm gonna be down voted, but you can go on amazon and get it done.
Just make sure if you start to have jaw aches or other aches, to stop wearing it and get it checked by a dentist.
Just a calculus, no worries! In that arear tartar build-up more frequently, it's normal. To delay the buildup of tartar you can floss that zone every day.
As a dentist, I recommend you get Dental Coach for Android to develop a perfect daily hygiene routine:
As a dentist, I would recommend a crown on that tooth. Let's see why:
• Root filled teeth become much more fragile than vital teeth. Especially a molar would be very risky to leave it without crown after a root filling. Molars have high masticatory loading and a crown would keep it safe. Without crown the risk of that toot is to fracture. If you are lucky that the fracture is quite little you will be still in time to put a crown on it, but if you are unlucky and you fracture badly, then the tooth it's to remove. A lot of effort and money to root fill this tooth and then everything ends up in extraction? Better to avoid this, if you can. So I would recommend a crown on this tooth.
To keep your teeth healthy and not need any other root filling you need to have good daily oral hygiene. Just this will keep you safe from 80% of problems.
If you want to achieve a perfect daily routine I suggest you get Dental Coach for Android:
It will help you to acquire perfect oral hygiene and avoid future oral problems.
As a dentist, I can tell you that if it's tartar it will be impossible for you to remove it by yourself.
Then as soon as it will re-open after lockdown you should meet your dentist to figure out what those stains are and in case its tartar he can easily remove it.
In the meanwhile, you should have a perfect daily oral hygiene routine in order to keep your mouth with a low level of bacteria.
If you are an android user you can get Dental Coach:
You will be able to follow a perfect routine with this app.
As a dentist and reading your post I can tell you that you are an example. A lot of people like you don't go to the dentist until they get much older than 17 y/o with all the consequences of not meeting a dentist for years and years. Well done really!
In my opinion, 2 main things brought you to the needs to have 4-5 root canals and 8 fillings...
1) Not seeing a dentist for years
2) Not having a proper daily habits
For the first point, you are on track!
For the 2nd I can suggest you Dental Coach, a nice app that helps you in your journey to a healthy smile:
I m telling a lot of people about this app because I believe it's simple, funny, and powerful.
Stay safe and keep going to the dentist! :)
As a dentist, I can tell you that flossing is essential.
Without flossing you clean just 60% of the surface of your teeth.
Brush twice a day and floss twice a day and you will get rid of a lot of potential problems.
If you want to learn a perfect daily routine I suggest you get this funny and very valuable app :)
I hope it helps :) stay safe!
As a dentist, I tell you that it's completely safe.
You can rinse your mouth with diluted peroxide and after that you rinse with chlorhexidine mouthwash twice a day. Don't use chlorhexidine for more than 10 days consecutively, but for the acute problem is very helpful. Otherwise, you can apply to the symptomatic area a chlorhexidine gel.
But you need to go to the root of the problem, and if you have painful gums must be a reason.
When was the last time you had a check-up with your dentist? Do you practice a good daily oral hygiene routine?
I suggest you meet your dentist every 6 months for routine check-ups so that if you have some issues he can fix them in time instead of discovering the problem too late when already a lot of damages are there.
If you want to master a perfect daily oral hygiene routine you should get Dental Coach app:
It helps you to learn the correct daily oral hygiene routine and have fun at the same time, and you will lower by 80% the risk of oral problems.
As a dentist, I would say the problem could be on the tooth and not on the gum. This because of discomfort while eating or drinking something cold. Gum problems give other kinds of symptoms.
It's quite challenging to give you a suggestion without knowing the clinical situation but I can show you an article related to toothache which will guide you to recognize which could be the cause of your pain and will give you some useful home remedies to relieve the pain in these days that you cant meet your dentist:
Furthermore, I highly recommend you to perform a correct daily oral hygiene to get rid of dental problems.
If you want to master a 100% correct daily oral hygiene routine get Dental Coach android app:
It helps to lower the risk of dental problems by 80%!
I hope it helps!and best luck to you!
As a dentist, I can say from what I see in the pictures that your gingivitis looks much better now. Your gums look healthy.
In the first picture, you had acute gingivitis. Do you practice the correct oral hygiene routine?
If you want to master a perfect daily oral hygiene routine I suggest you get Dental Coach on your phone:
It will help you to learn how to take care of your teeth and you will avoid 80% of oral problems!
Hope it helps and good luck :)
As a dentist, I want to tell you to not worry too much about it. These kinds of temporary crowns are not 100% precise and they usually carry some discomforts. If you can't floss because the temporary crown is too compressive on 15 it is not going to be a problem for some days. Try again to floss in the next days because teeth have a dynamic balance, so the compression can be balanced and the space for the floss will appear. If not, don't go mad about it. 10 days will not change anything that much.
If you are an android user I highly recommend you to get Dental Coach app:
It will help you to master a perfect daily oral hygiene routine and get rid of 80% of the oral problems.
As a dentist, I can recommend a few things that might help you with your cavity and get rid of cavities in the future.
1) Brush twice a day (morning and before bedtime) but you should do it also after every meal at this moment. You will keep a low level of bacterias which is very important now that you have an active caries process.
2) Floss every day. If you don't floss you are actually missing to clean the 40% surface of your teeth. Which is a lot.
3) Rinse with a mouthwash twice a day after you brush your teeth.
4) Avoid sugary and starchy foods. Those foods that get sticky on teeth and between teeth are not the best especially now. No candies, acidic juices, lemon, orange.
I highly recommend you (if you are an android user) to get Dental Coach app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zk.dentalcoach
It will help you to master a perfect daily oral hygiene routine and you will get rid of 80% or oral problems. You are young, if you start now your teeth will have a long and healthy life, i m sure about it :)
I hope it helps and good luck!
80% of cavities are to be addressed to poor and incorrect daily oral hygiene routine.
20% are to be addressed to genetic factors, nutrition, and others.
Talking about food, the best thing to do is to avoid sugary and starchy food which stick on teeth and might cause cavities.
For a perfect oral hygiene routine, you can get this app on google play and decrease by 80% the risk to have cavities: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zk.dentalcoach
If you follow the app you will obtain perfect oral hygiene mistakes-free.
Get rid of cavities is much easier than how you think, I m telling you as a dentist :)
To brush your teeth better you can follow these steps:
1) Go on youtube and see video tutorial for those 2 brushing techniques:
a) Bass technique
b) Stillmann technique
Choose the one looks better for you, both of them are very good for proper cleaning.
2) See a tutorial video also about how to floss properly.
3) Download this application on google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zk.dentalcoach and you will acquire a 100% correct daily oral hygiene routine. At the same time, you can have fun and learn a lot of new things about taking care of your smile.
If you follow these steps you will see that you will make your dentist surprised and happy.
It's impossible to reverse the caries process naturally, the only way to fix it is to meet your dentist asap. Considering the situation of lockdown you can do something to keep those areas as much clean as possible:
1) Brush twice a day (morning and before bedtime) and after every meal. If you ate acidic food wait 30 mins after you finish the meal before brush your teeth.
2) Floss twice a day. This is as much important as brushing.
3) Use a mouthwash after you brushed and flossed, it will help to lower bacteria.
4) Don't eat starchy and sugary food.
To follow a perfect oral hygiene routine you can get this android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zk.dentalcoach
It will help you to obtain effective oral hygiene and have fun at the same time. Using it constantly it can help you to decrease the risk of cavities by 80%, which is not bad!
I hope it helped, and good luck! :)
Well, 21 years old, you are very young. I am 31 and I am a dentist, but I talk with you like a friend even if I don't know you: begin now to take care of your teeth properly, your smile is your heritage, I hope you will understand it in time :)
To help yourself taking care of your teeth I suggest you get this android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zk.dentalcoach
It helps to obtain a perfect daily oral hygiene routine and have fun at the same time.
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Both they work together the WaterPik helps clean pockets but you still need to string floss.
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You'll want at least 5 days or so off work. Trust me. It should qualify as sick pay since it's a medical procedure. I'd contact HR on that one.
Re: diet, you'll be fine. There's all kinds of stuff you can eat: mac and cheese with overcooked pasta, oatmeal, smoothies (premake some and just remember nothing with seeds), milkshakes (premake some), I bought a ton of alphabet pasta because it's small enough to eat without chewing, tofu (there's a grocery store near me that sells flavored "dessert tofu" or you can just get plain and add in things for flavor), applesauce, any other pureed veggies and fruits, crumbled meat or meat substitutes, meatballs or plant based substitutes, mashed potatoes, eggs or egg substitutes, ice cream, cake, soft cookies (broken up, don't bite into them.... or you can soak hard cookies in milk and eat with a spoon...), soups, spaghetti O's, brownies (broken up, don't bite into it), jello.... there sooooo many things. Diet was my main concern going into it and I can assure you it was never an issue.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0782XSWWX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 that's the ice packs I bought. I would hold on one side of my face for a few min and then switch.
Hey friend, an update.
The next day it felt better, no stinging pain, was able to floss without bad sensations.
Continued using the mouth wash you recommended and have also been doing salt water rinses.
I also used a hydrogen peroxide rinse (this stuff: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WOSEKP2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
that I had lying around, cause hey why not, and I think maybe it made it worse but I'm not sure, as it's tender again. was getting pains earlier today.
but, I've been very diligent! 3 brushings a day, 2 minutes, soft toothbrush, 1-2 flossings a day. And I've been gentle too, no sawing motions, not forcing it down.
My appointment to get my permanent crown is on the 26th. My initial appointment to get it done was on the 13th which is when the dentist remarked that my gums were quite inflamed.
If it's still tender by the 26th, what sort of questions should I ask my dentist?
Personally I like these Y Shaped Flossers. Or any of the flossers like them. That way you can still use regular floss. The issues with the smaller ones is that they don't work that well once the floss gets "loose". If that happens with these, you just tighten it up.
If you're willing to invest get a small mosquito forceps. You lock the band at the very tip, put it on (by hookin it on the back parts first and then then forward ones) and then unlock the mosquito without pulling on the band too much.
Here's an orthodontist doing just that with the bracket band.
This is my wedding ring. Never had a problem with wearing it under gloves, but I've stopped wearing it at work because I'd be taking it on and off so many times to wash my hands properly.
I'm looking into sonicare tooth brushes, would you recommend this one for my specific gum concerns?
Just use whitestrips they work amazing. I get the one with the light or the strips that say "like a 500 dollar dental treatment" https://www.amazon.com/Crest-Whitestrips-Supreme-Flexfit-Whitening/dp/B01INDUUN2/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=crest+whitestrips&qid=1598536872&sr=8-12
Thank you so much for your time and input. My dentist did mention potential grinding or clenching so it sounds like I must be doing one of these without my knowledge. Yes, I have a lot of NCCLs and they're fucking stressing me out. I don't drink pop or juice and I try to always drink coffee with a straw and i don't generally eat a lot of sweets, I've been using this colgate sensitive pro relief toothpaste for the last few years and recently switched to sensodyne enamel repair. I brought up the NCCLs to my dentist in june and he was concerned and instructed me on gentle proper brushing and flossing technique.
Best scraper for tongue hygiene. I’ve tried a lot of things.
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my bad, gave you the wrong brand, this is basically the same: 3M Oral Care ESPE 12117 Clinpro Tooth Creme 0.21% NAF Anti Cavity Toothpaste, Vanilla Mint https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5HV1HO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_t4erFbHDH70EC