open How often should I visit a dentist?

One should visit a dentist every 6 months.

open What precautions to be taken before visiting a dentist?

Have light food and brush your teeth just before visiting a dentist.

openHow often should I brush and floss?

You should brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing your teeth helps to remove tartar which causes tooth decay and can lead to gum diseases. Tooth brush should be changed every 3 months.

You should floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing in between your teeth removes food debris and plaque that a tooth brush can’t reach.

open What should I do if I have bad breath?

Bad breath is caused due to gum disease, dental cavities, poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, unclean tongue and due to certain medical conditions and illnesses. Regular dental checkups, brushing, flossing and using mouthwash can greatly reduce and possibly eliminate bad breath.

open How can I avoid getting cavity?

Improper brushing and dietary habits are the cause for cavity. It can be prevented by proper brushing, flossing and eating less sticky food and regular visits to the dentist. You can also benefit by sealant placed.

openWhy do my gums bleed?

Bleeding gums are mainly due to poor oral hygiene. Other reasons would be brushing too hard, hormonal changes during pregnancy, improper flossing and certain medications. So, it might be wise to schedule an appointment with the dentist.

open Why should I replace my missing tooth?

The empty space in your mouth starts to cause many problems like decay, gum diseases, an unbalanced bite and stress on the remaining teeth. To prevent this, there are many options like implants, crown, bridge, braces available to get your missing tooth replaced.

openDo oral diseases have correlation with any medical condition?

Your oral health can affect other medical conditions e.g. gum diseases may increase the risk of heart problem, diabetes, kidney problem, stroke and premature birth.

open When should I start caring for my child’s teeth?

Oral care should begin soon after the baby’s birth. Their gums should be cleaned after each feeding by a soft cloth. You can begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they appear by a soft brush. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should be by the first birthday.

open What should I do if my child’s tooth is knocked out?

Place the tooth immediately in cold milk or if the child is old enough, put it under the child’s tongue. Be real careful not to swallow the tooth and get to the dentist within 30 minutes so it can be reimplanted.