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How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth?

Brushing Your Teeth There are a lot of myths surrounding how to brush one's teeth, but fortunately, dentists have reached a general consensus regarding the length of time tooth brushing should last: Two full minutes. This duration of time is for brushing alone;...

How Many Teeth Do Humans Have?

How many teeth a human has depends on his or her age; children have fewer teeth than adults, just 20 compared to a full-grown adult who has 32 teeth. How Many Teeth Do Adults Have? A complete set of adult teeth will include 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and...

Wisdom Teeth Surgery Questions Answered

Here's Our Answers to a Number of Common Wisdom Teeth Questions Though not everyone will need wisdom teeth surgery, extraction is often recommended to prevent future issues. It is best to have wisdom teeth surgery performed before the teeth have erupted (while you are...

What Causes Dry Mouth?

Symptopms of Clinicaly Diagnosed Dry Mouth And Throat Dry mouth, known medically as “xerostomia”, is a condition wherein a person consistently does not have enough saliva to keep his or her mouth and throat moist. Though few people realise it, dry mouth is more...

How to Manage Wisdom Tooth Pain

Managing Wisdom Tooth Pain Prior to having your wisdom teeth removed, you can manage the pain by: Using a mouth rinse: You can make a simple and effective mouth rinse at home by mixing a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt, then stirring. Swish the rinse in your...

How To Brush Your Teeth With Braces Infographic

Brushing Your Teeth With Braces Braces don't just look awkward—they often feel awkward, too: Though they are sometimes necessary to ensure an aligned bite and beautiful smile, they can make routine tooth care difficult, particularly for young children. Taking extra...

Does A Root Canal Hurt?

Is Root Canal Procedure Painful? The root canal procedure itself is usually painless as your dentist will completely numb the tooth being treated before he or she begins the root canal. Many people erroneously associate root canal treatment with extreme pain as it...

Does Novocaine Have Any Side Effects?

Novocaine Side Effects “Novocaine” (or novocain) the numbing medication which is used by most dentists to eliminate pain during dental procedures, consists of procaine hydrochloride, a local anesthetic. Does Novocaine Have Any Side Effects? This anesthetic is...

Does Coffee Stain Your Teeth?

Does Coffee Stain Your Teeth? Answer: Yes Coffee may get us smiling in the morning, but it doesn't always have the most flattering effect on our smile: The tiny pits and ridges naturally present in tooth enamel make our teeth prone to staining from dark foods and...

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