Brushing your teeth twice every day is crucial in maintaining your oral hygiene. Inadequate or improper brushing technique can result in plaque and tartar formation, which can cause tooth decay and gum diseases. Always brush your teeth for a minimum of 2 minutes every time, and do not forget to floss.
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Is it safe to use electric toothbrush than manual toothbrush?
Query: Hello doctor,My question is that some days ago, I changed my brush from a regular brush to an electronic toothbrush. It vibrates and cleans teeth. Is it safe for my tooth? Can it harm my tooth if I use it for a long time? Which one is better: a traditional toothbrush or this type of electronic tooth... Read Full »
Answer: Hey, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did a good job. Buying an electronic toothbrush. It is more useful than a manual one in the following ways. It removes plaque from teeth in a better way with its vibratory motion. You do not have to be cautious about your motion techniques of brushing anymore. It c... Read Full »
I have bad breath even after brushing my teeth and tongue and using mouthwash. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My breath has been smelling bad even after brushing my teeth and tongue and using mouthwash.What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for approaching icliniq.com. I saw your query. I will help you solve the issue. Bad breath may be due to many reasons like calculus, food deposits in wisdom teeth, dental caries, gastric diseases, gastric ulcers, and many more. I advise you to do scaling... Read Full »
I have not brushed as regularly as you should. How to stop tooth from hurting?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and for many personal reasons, I have not brushed my teeth regularly, as I should. I might have brushed ten times in the last two years. I cannot see a dentist due to my situation, but I want to change my life now that I am older. My top left molar hurts a little wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We will not judge. It is alright. You can still have your teeth in good condition, but you have to keep brushing twice every day. Just follow this. I suggest taking Amoxicillin or Augmentin 500 mg tablet twice daily after meals for three days. Also, take one mu... Read Full »
How can we prevent tooth decay and say about the toxic things we touch everyday?
Query: Hi doctor, How can we prevent tooth decay? Please explain about the toxic things that we use every day and say a few words regarding healing tonics. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Follow these steps to prevent tooth decay. Brush your teeth twice a day. Floss your teeth after each meal. Avoid eating sugary foods. Avoid having a tartar build up in the teeth. Avoid using artificial teeth whiteners. Take a vitamin-rich diet. The toxic things that we... Read Full »
Do I need frequent gum cleaning?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a mild to moderate gum disease. I get scaling and root planing done with deep cleaning every three months. The gums of my two lower front teeth are irritated all the time. I brush my teeth correctly twice a day, followed up by flossing. It is red and inflamed all of the time, no ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.comThere is no need for you to get deep cleaning every three months as a six-month gap is more than enough. Instead, I recommend brushing softly (do not press on the toothbrush like you are polishing your tooth), including teeth and gums.I suggest brushing gently in a circu... Read Full »
I have a hole in the gums where the wisdom tooth was extracted. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth removed about two weeks ago and they had put dissolvable stitches. When I looked into my mouth today, the stitches are gone and there is a big hole there. Is that normal? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure that requires suturing. Suturing can be done with resorbable (dissolvable) or non-resorbable materials. Yours is the dissolvable type as you have mentioned. The advantages of this type of suturing are: They resorb on thei... Read Full »
Two of my lower jaw teeth are slightly inward and higher than the other. How to correct it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have two of my lower jaw teeth just beside the front two teeth on either side are slightly inward and higher than the other. Is there a dental treatment to rub or cut the upper side of the teeth to lower the height of the teeth so that they can be made equal to the other teeth? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are well. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) attached. The lower front teeth are not increased in height, and it is just displaced from its position lingually. You can tr... Read Full »
Why are my son's upper four teeth look rough and crumbling?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a very concerned father of a 14 months old boy. His first six teeth came in, but the top four teeth look quite rough and are crumbling. His bottom two teeth seem fine. He is still almost exclusively breastfed, as he does not like to eat food, and seldom opens his mouth. I believe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The upper front teeth show early childhood caries lesion resulting in decay. You need start giving him other semi-solid food and reduce exclusive breastfeeding. After every breastfeeding,... Read Full »
How to treat bad breath permanently?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from bad breath. Bad smell prevails after I brush my teeth or clean my tongue. I want to get rid of it. Is there any permanent solution? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath can be due to many reasons. One of the most common reasons is poor oral hygiene. Despite brushing well, there is some deposit of tartar (calculus) and plaque over a period. You should get a regular clean up (scaling - once a year) done by a dent... Read Full »
How to get rid of bleeding gums with bad breath?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 60 kg and I am 5.8 feet tall. I am facing problems like bleeding gum, bad breath, and also my gums are getting separated from the teeth. What should I do? My gums bleed on brushing, so I tried using lemon for it. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problems you are suffering from are common among people, but you need to know the reason behind it. Bleeding gums are due to wrong brushing techniques or you are not maintaining oral hygiene properly and there is some food lodgement. For this, visit a dentist and ... Read Full »