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Norma Fox, DDS

Dentist | General Practice

<p>Dr. Norma Fox, DDS is a cosmetic General Dentist practicing in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Fox, private practice family dentistry specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. She is a board certified dentist trained to carry out such treatment as comprehensive examination and oral-cancer screening; professional Prophylaxis: cleaning and teeth whitening: Restorative: cosmetic tooth-color matched white-fillings: Prosthodontic: crowns, bridges, cosmetic veneer, implant tooth-replacement, dentures; Endodontic: root-canal therapy: Orthodontic: invisible clear aligners to correct bad-bite and performing many other procedures.</p>
28 years Experience
Norma Fox, DDS
  • Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Howard University College
  • Accepting new patients

Can I go to work the next day after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes, usually with pain management as Rx by the surgeon.

How long will my teeth hurt after Invisalign is put on?

It will not hurt. Only minor pressure felt after 1 hour when new aligner tray is inserted.

Why am I losing enamel on my teeth?

Stress often causes daily grinding of the teeth over the years and may cause severe wear of the teeth enamel.

How do you relax your jaw when you have TMJ?

Wear a personal custom fit night guard made by your dentist

Can you close a gap without braces?

Yes, depending on how large the gap is between. Minimal gaps can be closed with cosmetic veneer or crown.

How long do you have to eat soft foods after dental implants?

Usually not very long. Depends on the severity of the surgery or if you had bone graft. The dental surgeon will advise you on the time.

Why do my teeth smell bad when I floss?

The odor is from the bacteria growing between the teeth when food is present. If you delay flossing longer than 12-24 hours after eating, the bacteria produce a byproduct/waste READ MORE
The odor is from the bacteria growing between the teeth when food is present. If you delay flossing longer than 12-24 hours after eating, the bacteria produce a byproduct/waste (like all living things do after feeding) sulfur/acid that gives bad odor.

Can drinking orange juice cause gum pain?

Yes, if you have infected gums from bacterial inflammation

Does Listerine kill gingivitis?

Yes, it kills some of the bacteria that cause gum inflammation (gingivitis) along with brushing and flossing

Does having orthodontics weaken teeth?

No, not at all. Orthodontics move teeth. Poor oral hygiene and a highly sugary diet weakens teeth!

Can you get braces if you have bad gums?

Yes, but it's preferred to get gums healthy through oral hygiene treatment first.

How do you sleep with a wired jaw?

As usual, unless the oral surgeon suggests otherwise.

How fast does a cavity progress?

In very poor hygiene and diet weeks!

How can I speed up the healing of a dry socket?

Avoid rinsing area to remove newly formed blood clots and should heal 4-8 weeks.

How do you heal a cut in your mouth from braces?

Good oral hygiene and warm salt water rinse.

How do I get relief from a toothache?

See your dentist immediately.

Does peroxide help with tooth tartar?

No, but it neutralizes the acids produced by the bacteria in the tartar.

Can flossing push food into gums?

Yes, chunks of food could inadvertently pushed below the gum line when flossing. Therefore it is always best to rinse or water-pik loose food particles from teeth before applying READ MORE
Yes, chunks of food could inadvertently pushed below the gum line when flossing. Therefore it is always best to rinse or water-pik loose food particles from teeth before applying the floss.

How can I remove tartar from my teeth without going to the dentist?

You, as a dental untrained person, should not attempt to remove tartar from your teeth as you are likely to damage your gums. See your dentist/dental hygienist.