Brushing Habit

Related Terms: Oral Hygiene Maintenance, Regular Brushing, Improper Brushing Habits, Dental Scaling, Intensive Brushing Habit, Mouthwash, Root Canal Treatment

Recently Answered Questions

When should I change my toothbrush?
Query: Hello doctor, How can I take care of toothbrush health? How often to change toothbrush heads or disposable toothbrushes and the negative effects of not changing them often?  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dentists recommend a change of toothbrush every six months. But this toothbrush health depends on patient's brushing habits too. Like if a person does not follow proper brushing techniques and brush his teeth vigorously, or maybe he is suffering from any gum disease and...  Read Full »
Avoiding Dental Abrasions
Article Overview: After reaching about 35-40 years of age, many people see a large concavity on the outer side of premolar and canine teeth which involves sensitivity, discoloration and sometimes pain. It is completely avoidable if we adapt a proper brushing habit.  Read Article »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Cervical abrasions are seen as deep concavities on the buccal side (outer side of the teeth facing the lips and the cheek) of upper and lower teeth near the gingiva. It is mostly seen in canines, premolars and sometimes involving the first molars too. They usually occur due to our intensive brus ...  Read Article »
2.5 years old baby has problem in four teeth. Doctors suggesting for root canal treatment(RCT). Is it safe?
Query: Hello doctor, My 2.5 years old son has problem in four teeth (front, above) and doctors are suggesting for RCT (Root Canal Treatment). I have attached the pictures with this query (attachment removed to protect the identity). Here are my questions: Can RCT (Root Canal Treatment) be done for a 2.5...  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Thanks for attaching the pictures. Now I can answer your query in detail: This clinical picture represents a case of 'Nursing Bottle Caries'. That means, kids who take milk feed while sleeping or have the habit of keeping feeder in mouth for long and then sleep without brushing develop this typ...  Read Full »
How to Prevent Dental Erosion?
Article Overview: Dental erosion is the wearing away of the tooth structure by acids. This article discusses in detail the causes and management of dental erosion.  Read Article »
Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

What is Dental Erosion? Gradual dissolution of dental hard tissue by acids is termed as dental erosion. It is an irreversible loss of tooth structure. Difference Between Erosion, Abrasion and Attrition: Erosion - Chemical wear of the tooth structure by extrinsic/intrinsic acids. ...  Read Article »
I have tooth pain due to broken teeth and cavities. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for really bad pain from broken teeth, and cavities that need root canals. I am going to a dentist but what can I do in the meantime?  Read Full »
Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your chief complaint suggests broken tooth due to a carious activity which is brought by bacteria. The pain in the tooth is due to caries.  Read Full »
After getting my teeth cleaned, why do I still have inflammation?
Query: Hello doctor, I got a teeth cleaning done, but the inflammation is still there. The dentist said that I need to get treated for a receding gum line through surgery. She said it was due to brushing hard and asked me to switch to a soft bristle toothbrush and sensodyne toothpaste. I am also awaiting ...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use warm saline gargling daily at least 2 or 3 times, for two weeks. This will help in reducing the inflammation and help in preventing further recession of gum line. Also if you can get Betadine gargle for rinsing then it would be much better, this would be of grea...  Read Full »
How to maintain my gingiva without recession?
Query: Hi doctor, I have cut my gumline due to brushing too hard. I have a slight recession on my gum. I am taking good care of my teeth. But I am panic. There is no bleeding and pain present. I used a water pick to clean it. I visited a dentist before four months.  Read Full »
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a pathological pocket or a healed pathological pocket. The gum recedes due to the pocket or due to faulty brushing technique. I recommend you get...  Read Full »
Why is there roughness in the back of my tooth?
Query: Hello doctor, About three weeks ago I noticed the backs of only one of my teeth was rough. It has not gotten worse but it has not gotten any less rough after I brush it. On my third tooth forward from my 13 years old molars.  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The roughness of back teeth should not be a problem. It could be a reason of aggressive tooth brushing or using any aggressive toothpaste or any trauma. If the same tooth becomes sensitive to cold or hot or sweet food then it should be concerned. If you quickly rub thro...  Read Full »
How can yellow teeth and cavities due to improper brushing be cured?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy. I have a big problem with my teeth. I did not brush them for the past two years. So, most of the teeth have started yellowing and have got caries. My dentist told me that it will change when I starting brushing them but it is not the case. Please help me. I wa...  Read Full »
Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Looking at the condition of your mouth (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can say that you have got a lot of dental problems like dental caries, discolored teeth with stains and tartar. These problems are causing the bad breath which is not going to ...  Read Full »
Is it normal to feel sensitivity in the tooth next to extracted tooth?
Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I got my upper left wisdom tooth removed. I feel the tooth next to extracted tooth is sensitive to pressure while biting and cold. Is it normal? The extraction was straight forward, but the root was crooked. So, there was some little difficulty in extraction.  Read Full »
Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding the dental health. Sensitivity to cold and bite is a very common dental problem because of exposure of dentin caused by gum disease or tooth wear. We can confirm the diagnosis of sensitivity only by doing tests. So, consult your nea...  Read Full »


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