How to avoid damage to the teeth from bulimia?

in

Look before you start with the "you need to stops" I am working on recovery, just for the record. Recovery isn't an overnight thing. Some days I slip. But I'm starting to notice damage to my teeth :/ What can I do to minimize damage until I recover?

Answer: 
Well, theres not much you can do other than trying your best to stop any future slips. Use an enamel protecting tooth paste and brush immediately after if you do slip. Avoid acidic foods.

How to brush your teeth correctly and how to floss and how to not forget?

in

I want to learn how to brush properly and floss properly and how do i not forget. Please no rude comments.

Answer: 
Look on Youtube or google how to floss correctly.

How to get your teeth straighter before your orthodontist?

in

Okay, I lost my retainer and, now I found it but, I have an orthodontist appointment tomorrow. How can I get them straight by tonight? Not to found stupid but, would pushing them back while wearing the retainer help allot? Or a little? Help? Please?

Answer: 
Nope just tell her about what happened it isn't your fault!

How to get it to not hurt when I have my retainers in?

in

I have neglected to wear my retainers for a few months now, and now I am regretting it. I put the retainers in to maybe help straighten them out again, but it hurts like crazy! How can I get it to not hurt when I have them in?

Answer: 
I had to wer braces for 4 years and after that retainers for 1 year. It would have been a lot longer if I hadn't have just put up with the pain of the retainers. At first they will always be tight as that it how it should be but over the time of about a week or two the pain slowly goes as you get used to it. Just put up with the pain for that long and then they will be fine. The more you wear them the quicker they will do their job :) hope this helps

How to stop pain from my braces elastics?

in

Yesterday I got those elastic bands from my orodontist (the bands you apply together to fix the bite) and they HURT. IT SUCKS.
The pain is really intense for me, I have cried from it. I took some hot tea and minor pain meds to alleviate some of the pain, but it doesn't help.

So how can I stop the pain? And do I have to sleep with them overnight? Thanks.
Its called low pain tolerance, Courtney. Durr.

Answer: 
Take some advil and take them out and give your mouth a rest for a few minutes when it gets really sore. Work your way up to wearing them longer and longer until you don't have to take them out anymore.

How to get myself to brush my teeth longer?

in

I try to brush for the whole 2 minutes, but every time I brush my teeth I get really really bored and only brush for about 1 minute. Is there any way I can make it less boring? I need help!

Answer: 
Woah, okay this is an embarrassing stry.. Once apon a time I turn my speaker on and blast music while dancing around in my pj's.. Though I think that may be standard teen behavior. Anyways, music. It helps much.

How to prepare for wisdom tooth removal surgery?

in

Hey guys. Tomorrow morning I'm getting my wisdom teeth out. I'm getting all four of them cut out, since none of them have surfaced yet.
I'm really worried about the whole thing.
How bad is the pain? And is there a lot of blood?
How long do you think it'll take to completely recover from it? And what all did you eat during your recovery time?
I've never been put to sleep or anything, so Im really worried about that too.
So, any tips?
Thanks everyone.

Answer: 
Aiya... The guy above me here went on quite a rant.... Anyway~ It won't hurt THAT badly, but you will definitely be using the medicine they give you. There is some blood but the packing they give you to change (a piece of gauze placed on top of your gum) keeps that out of the way and it stops bleeding very soon. I'd say a week to be back to normal Very soft mashed potatoes, jello, ice cream, soups... Same think you eat after a tonsilectomy And as long as you follow their instructions about food and water before you get put to sleep you shouldn't have to worry. I do have a tip for you. When they tell you not to take aspirin or to bend over DON'T DO IT. Do not bend over, there could be blood clots (which is a good thing!) in the veins near your mouth, you don't want to jar them loose. You want them to stay put and help your gums heal.

How to get rid of Puffy and swollen gums?

in

I have braces on right now and my front bottoms gums are really puffed up and I don't want to get surgery on them or anything like that. How can I make them normal? What kind of things should I do? I am flossing, but what other things should do to make them normal and not swollen or puffy anymore? Also how long will it take for the gums to get back to normal once I do all the steps required to make them normal again?

Thank You.

Answer: 
My bottom gums were also "puffy" looking in some spots. My advice would be to brush your teeth as well as possible, floss, and wash your mouth with mouthwash to keep your gums healthy. My gums were puffy all the way until i got my braces off and i never had any problems. Just keep up good dental hygene and you should be ok, but talk to your dentist if they start getting red or really sore.

How to remove plaque from molar and wisdom teeth?

in

I got my teeth deep cleaned (whole mouth) back in mid-August. I keep brushing my molar and wisdom teeth, but the yellow/plaque would not come off. Should I get another cleaning? Or what can i do at home to clean it?

Answer: 
This is how the dentists make their money. The only way to remove plaque is to unfortunately go to them and get it done.

How to reverse early signs of decalcification with braces?

in

Hi, I've had braces for about a year, and in the last week I've noticed white spots on the bottom of my front four teeth, which I'm assuming is decalcification. I've been lazy with my brushing lately, which may be the cause.
I was wondering if there is any way I can reverse this or lessen it since it's just shown up recently. I get my braces off in less than a year, and I don't want to have marks on my teeth. Thanks.

Answer: 
You need to see you Dr, and let them look at the problem as soon as it's possible. They will know what the problem is, and what to do to deal with it. Don't wait intil you're due to have the braces removed, to see what the problem is.

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