Interdental Toothbrushes

Interdental brushes are a more effective method for cleaning interdental plaque than other aids like floss or toothpicks. One advantage is that they reduce interdental bleeding in healthy patients. In addition, they are productive in removing proximal plaque in patients with periodontal diseases.

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Is extraction advisable for shooting tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got problems with four different teeth. My front tooth is extremely sensitive and painful most of the time. A molar has had a deep filling that was done about a month and a half ago. Still, it hurts, and my dentist said it is nothing to worry. It feels as if shooting pains and some...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For the front teeth, get a radiograph done. Maybe there is some trauma to the tooth and it requires root canal treatment. For deeply filling tooth, if the pain is there, then that can be...  Read Full »

My Teeth Are Yellow.Is Scaling Only A Temporary Process To Clean The Teeth?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth...  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowing of teeth is mainly due to one of the following or a combination of these: Tartar or plaque deposits (soft yellowish deposits) on the teeth. Calculus deposits (calcified hard deposits) on the teeth. Fluorosis - internal discoloration of the teeth due to ...  Read Full »

Use of teeth whitening strips caused a burning sensation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have braces. Sometimes, I use whitening strips. Recently, it has caused a sharp burning feeling. Do I have a cavity?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are not having any cavities. It is dentin hypersensitivity. It is the most common problem caused by the use of whitening strips, followed by gum irritation. The peroxide chemical in the whiten...  Read Full »

How can I get the stuck food out of a pocket between molars?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a spot that I think may be considered a pocket or may just be a spot between my molars where I get food stuck. I have had problems with inflammation from food getting stuck in there. I got a Waterpik and the tool worked like a charm. So I am in a pinch now. I am traveling and I lost...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, such food lodgements are quite irritating. If the gap is narrow, you can use floss. But, I guess you have a wide gap. For that, you can use interdental brushes (available in different sizes in a single pack - looks like miniature bottle brushes). You just have ...  Read Full »

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