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"How hard should I brush my teeth?"
One should brush their teeth at a 45 degree angle in small circular motions with very minimum pressure for at least two minutes, twice a day. Brushing with excessive force can lead gums to recede as well as wearing down of the enamel. It is recommended to use a soft-bristle toothbrush to prevent injury to the gums and teeth which can lead to sensitivity or pain.
"Why do my gums bleed?"
Generally gums will bleed when they are inflamed due to gum disease, lack of flossing, or to brushing with excessive pressure/force.
Why do I need to floss?"
Brushing alone does not remove food particles or plaque from between teeth and small pits. Flossing helps prevent decay in hard to reach areas and between the teeth. The lack of flossing causing food particles and plaque to harden into tartar which can only be removed by your dentist. When prosthetics (Crowns or Bridge) are placed the importance of flossing increases; this maintains the gum around healthy and maximizes the lifetime of the prosthetics.
"My temporary fell out. What should I do?"
A temporary is placed when a prosthetic (crown or bridge) device has been prepped to prevent teeth from shifting. A temporary also acts as protection against hot/cold liquids, crunchy foods, as well as avoiding tooth from fracturing. If at any time the temporary placed becomes loose return to the dental office to have it re-cemented. Out of town or the office is closed? Simple, just add a small amount of toothpaste.
"Do my teeth shift or move?"
Yes. It is a natural process that happens as a person grows. When teeth are extracted the newly given space will cause the shifting of teeth to fill in the area.
"What do I do in the event of an emergency?"
Call a local dentist but if no one is able to be reach go to the nearest emergency room.
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