Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Listed below are some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions relating to oral health problems and dentistry:

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Dentures do take time to get used to, however once you are used to them, you will not even notice them. You can also ask your dentist about the best ways to bite and chew your food with dentures on and they will be more than happy to provide you with some helpful tips.

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When the bristles are frayed and worn out on your toothbrush, you should change it immediately. The recommended time span to change your toothbrush is every three months. Also, if you happen to have the flu or any other kind of bacterial infection, it is best to change your toothbrush when you are well again.

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You should schedule a visit with your dentist, once every six months. However, based on your oral health status the number of visits can vary accordingly.

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It is best to keep an eye out for cavities, bleeding gums, mouth sores, dry mouth, jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, swollen gums, broken teeth and persistent bad breath. If you notice any of the mentioned signs, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible.

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If your gums start to bleed, this can be an indicator of gum disease. You can use over the counter drugs to alleviate the pain. But most importantly, you should visit your dentist urgently so that they can check your gums and treat you based on your condition.

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If your gums start to bleed, this can be an indicator of gum disease. You can use over the counter drugs to alleviate the pain. But most importantly, you should visit your dentist urgently so that they can check your gums and treat you based on your condition.

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The time frame will vary based on your lifestyle. Usually, teeth whitening can last for at least a couple of years if you maintain good oral hygiene practices.

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Yes, you should definitely floss as it helps reduce the bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria feeds on the food particles left in between your teeth. It can be removed if you floss as instructed by your dentist. In the event that you do not floss, the plaque will stay in between your teeth. After a while, once it becomes hard, it turns into tartar. If this happens, only the dentist will be able to remove the tartar.