A new toothbrush will be on the market later this year. The sad news is that it doesn't address the area between your teeth. This new toothbrush designed by a major toothpaste...
Our office offers the LANAP protocol. LANAP, is a laser assisted new attachment procedure, it can be used for younger patients with inflamed gums or small pockets. No anesthesia...
Gum disease affects our gums and teeth. I am not sure that patients really understand why flossing and brushing has to be done every day. Every day plaque, a sticky whitish mass...
The quality of the lives we'll have when we get older depends on the home care we are doing or not doing right now. Our mouths perform complex services for us. Our mouths and...
tissue side of the upper and lower dentures. You can soak your dentures in a tablet solution overnight. While your dentures are soaking, wash your hands, and with your fingers, massage your gum tissue all around your mouth. Rinse your mouth with 1/2 tsp. salt to a 6-8 oz. glass of water. If you are worried about denture odor, you can take a plastic cup with you, salt packs are available at fast food restaurants, you can remove and rinse your dentures and mouth with salt water. (after eating, coffee break). Dentures should be removed for at least 4 hours per day. Keeping your dentures in your mouth for long periods of time is compared to going to bed with your shoes on. If you soak your dentures overnight, the solution, water, should be changed every day. Particles that you see at the bottom of your container are rotting food. Don't forget to clean your tongue. You buy a tongue cleaner or take a teaspoon, with the round side facing your pallet, place the spoon on your tongue as far back on your tongue with out gagging. GENTLY press the tsp on your tongue and scrape as you move the spoon out of your mouth. You will see a whitish slimy mass. That mass is bacteria, food particles hiding out in the nooks and crannies of your tongue. Remember you are massaging and cleaning (not RAKING LEAVES) your mouth tissues!
This debris stays below your gum line, bone, tooth supporting structures are slowly being destroyed. Blood on your toothbrush, bad breath, bad taste will continue. There is no cure for gum disease. We control it with good home care and regular dental check-ups. To get rid of gum disease in one treatment the latest treatment is called LANAP. CORRECT FLOSSING, CORRECT BRUSHING, TONGUE CLEANING, AND REGULAR DENTAL CHECK-UPS ARE HOW WE TAKE CARE OF OUR TEETH.
I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU.
ROTTING FOOD PARTICLES. WARNING: DO NOT SOAK DENTURES IN ANY CHLORINE BLEACH (IT TURNS THE PINKISH PART WHITE). HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 3%--THE SMOOTH PINKISH AREA BECOMES ROUGH AND POROUS.
If you are given instructions of things you should be doing, please follow them. Your doctor will provide you with instructions if you are having any discomfort while in the office or at home.
We are now being faced with the PANDEMIC. PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY COULD FORCE OFFICIALS TO DO WHAT THEY WANT. THE VIRUS IS GOING TO KEEP GROWING AND INFECTING. THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO SURVIVE IS TO FOLLOW SCIENCE TO PROTECT OUR POPULATION. GUNS ARE USELESS AGAINST AN INVISIBLE VIRAL ENEMY. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING IMPLANTS, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE FOLLOWING ALL THE DIRECTIONS. I HAVE WRITTEN ARTICLES AND GAVE DETAILED CORRECT FLOSSING AND CORRECT BRUSHING, AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THIS WERE MADE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE.
irritate the gum line tissue. When this tissue is irritated, your gum line area produces chemicals to neutralize this attack. (This IS A GOOD THING). AT THE SAME TIME, THESE CHEMICALS dissolve your attached GINGIVA. This is bad. Dissolving your attached gingiva (no matter how slowly) eventually will lead to loss of attached gingiva. Your ATTACHED GINGIVA prevents food from going down to your roots area. We all need to clean the gum area where the teeth and gum tissue meet. If you have natural teeth, you have to clean the gum-tooth area. If you have a crown, you have the crown tooth junction and your gum tissue. You have to clean this area. Even though you can't see the mico-sized smutz, it still is dissolving your gum line tissue and must be removed every day.
Many patients will use it once and stop. Rinsing with warm salt water should be several times a day especially after eating. Salt water kills bacteria, soothes irritated tissues.
You do not make your salt water solution too salty. Eating a whole bag of chips can make your mouth, tongue, lips and gums very irritated.
Using too hot water can burn your mouth. I never liked using cold salt water. You can use salt water and ajust the temperature you like and it is cheap. You can choose the type of water you use. If you are out, many places offer free hot water for tea. Take the hot water, add some cold water to adjust the temperature to your liking. Restaurants offer free salt packs. You can rinse your mouth as often as you like.
You can buy those three minute denture tablets soaks and your aligners and mouth should feel great! This information is my combination make sure my patients are correctly flossing and correctly brushing. I am teaching you how to clean your tongue and how to take care of your upper and lower aligners. You will be happy and those around you will be happy. Thank you for your question. I am sure you now will enjoy wearing your aligners!