Your Top Dental Questions Answered

When it comes to oral health, there are always many questions. Here are the answers to the top 10 most commonly asked oral heath questions:

How often do teeth need to be cleaned?

Brushing teeth is recommended twice daily but getting the teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist or hygienist is also very important. It is suggested to get teeth cleaned professionally at least once a year.

What sort of brush should I use for brushing my teeth?

Various types of brushes are available today, an electric toothbrush is recommended. Whichever brush you select, it must have soft bristles and a rounded shape is best. Soft bristles ensure that teeth enamel is not damaged by harsh brushing.

Should I use waxed or unwaxed dental floss?

It really doesn’t matter what type of floss you use. The thing that matters is using it in the right way. When you floss correctly, all the food particles that were not removed by your toothbrush will be removed with the floss.

Can I use an electric brush to clean my teeth?

Studies have revealed that electric brushes are more effective at cleaning teeth than manual ones.

Do teeth whitening/bleaching products work?

Yes whitening products provided by a dentist will work, be wary of commercial over-the-counter products. Before you think of using any of them, it is recommended that you consult your dentist. They will recommend the right brand to use, which will be perfect for your oral health too.

Will teeth whitening/bleaching be harmful?

Use of the right product should not be harmful. Again consult your dentist for the best advice.

How long do veneers and crowns last?

Veneers and crowns can last for up to fifteen years. Both are made from strong material but they can still be damaged and damage can decrease their life span. Regular check ups with your dentist are recommended to optimise the lifespan of your veneers and crowns.

How often do I need to visit the dentist?

It is recommended that you see your dentist at least twice a year. You can discuss your oral health and seek tips to ensure healthy teeth.

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