>>718923179 you should brush 3x a day. minimum is 2x a day. i usually recommend brushing before going to bed and 30 mins after breakfast. (if your breakfast does not contain acidic foods/drinks you can brush right after) sounds like medium sized carries. should visit a dentist before it gets worse.
>>718923325 exactly. but also to remove the remnants of breakfast
>>718923334 nah. that will fuck up the smile aesthetics and expose dentin (the inner part of teeth). her malformed enamel had to be excised and replaced with composite resin. i think i have a pic immediately post operatively but the colors look like shit because the teeth get dehydrated during the op.
Also, what the fuck are you talking about ? Just brush AFTER your breakfast genius.
This way, people don't have to smell your morning breath mixed with coffee.
Damn, are americans all this retarded ?
On another note for OP:
I'm 25 and i've only been twice to the dentist for check-ups, and both times (different doc) they told me I had amazing "teeth quality" (can't remember the exact words) and that they thought I wouldn't have much trouble with them during my life.
Is this a thing ? Some people have way better teeth than others to the point they won't have trouble with them for a lifetime ?
What were your best & worst cases so far in your career ?
>>718923492 but that bacteria hasnt been in your mouth for a whole night, dude. Also, you "should" brush after every meal. Most foods and drinks are acidic and damages the teeth over time. You shower, eat and sleep even if you have to redo it quite often. Brush your teeth, dude.
>>718922374 I haven't been able to eat sugary or hot/cold things on the left side of my mouth for 4ish years now, and as a result I now have TMJ (yes I know that's technically just the joint's name) on the right side of my mouth. My dentist never found any cavities even though I have a history of getting cavities, and instead told me to get my wisdom teeth removed. Of course that didn't solve the problem. Is my dentist an idiot?
>>718922374 I have 2 fillings on both my 2nd last molars on the lower part one is black and one is white which one is better and can I eat anything I want with them? like hard nuts and such? I'\m always scared of them eventually cracking. Also I got a lot of tartar, is there any way to remove it without removing part of the teeth and is tartar a potential for teeth degradation?
What is this thing on my gum it kind of gives way a tiny bit when I run my younger over it and if I brush too hard it bleeds I snagged it on a cookie and my dentist said it's rollback how can I treat it?
pic is the same patient. one of her molars affected by the disease. had to put a crown on that.
>>718923688 yeah you could really mess em up if you dont knw where and how much force to apply
>>718923695 yeah genetics play a major role in saliva and hard tooth tissue "quality". best case was 32 yo patient never been to a dentist with perfect dentition. worst case (not counting genetic diseases etc, just human stupidity) was 23 year old patient who lost all his teeth and had to get total dentures on both jaws. had never touched a tooothbrush in his life. first time i saw him his face was so swelled from all the cysts in his jaws he looked like a hot air balloon.
>>718923782 no but i have written some recommendations to get people some days of sick leave from work.
>>718922374 When I had my wisdom teeth taken out they also removed both my mandibular 1st molars because they were ankylose and coming in all weird and sideways, plus they never had adult teeth grow under them. Now I have two implants and they kick ass. just thought I'd share since they told me it was a unique case.
3x a day what the fuck nigger??? You fuckhead dentists think we dont have anything better to do? Do you realize brushing is more than 5 minutes? By the time you tongue scrape, brush teeth, tongue, and walls/roof of mouth, lips, floss, then gargle, its like 20 minutes NOT TO MENTION you have to be around a bathroom and a mirror, like wtf, 1/24th every day to brush my teeth fuck off and kill yourself.
This is the problem with you fucking dipshit doctors. "Drink 8 glasses a day, eat your vitamins, excercise, sleep 8 hour." My professors who had Ph.D. in their fields all tell me "For every hour you're in class, you should spend 3 hours studying.
Theyre are not enough hours in the day to do all this shit you tell us to do, so fucking kill yourself you're stunting our evolutionary growth with this brushing obsession you fucking faggots.
>>718924492 i get those sometimes too, but when i use a whitening toothpaste it gets bad, and it happens like all day. sometimes i use my finger to just scrape the sides of my mouth and get it out, and then more comes back
My bottom front teeth are loose in the gums. They wiggle slightly when I press against them with my top teeth, bit they don't hurt at all and my gums are healthy. Is that normal? Also how long does it take smoking cigs to have an effect on your teeth.
immediate post up on the 4 frontal teeth. it looks bad but 4 days afterwards you cant see anything but perfect natural teeth. dont have the followup pics on this home laptop
>>718924077 she need to get her calculus removed. also you need to get a minor surgery to remove the central piece of "gum" connecting the gums to the cheek. cant remember the english term for it. cant treat it at home. easy procedure. both shouldnt take more that an 1 hour together and post op it heals in 1 week especially if the excission is performed with a laser.
>>718924538 I always get told not to use medium. Softies only. My thought process is the same as yours: harder bristles = better cleaning. But my DDS told me it's not worth the damage it does to your gums in the long run. Said to use soft and just brush longer.
>>718922374 I'm a smoker and heavy drinker with poor dental hygiene, my teeth are bit more yellow than those you posted. Will they be whitened if i just start brushing three times a day? How long would it take?
I have gum bleeding for a few years now.. like several times per week but not every day after brushing teeth. My dentist tells me theres nothing to fix about that and I have to get along with this because theres no cure. I should just brush them normaly even though it bleeds like fuck sometimes. Is that true?
>>718924580 are you legally retarded? What does any of that have to do with the dentist? They recommend you to do certain things, for your own sake, noone is forcing you and it certainly isn't recommended for the dentists sake.
>>718924131 both are "fine". i prefer the "white" ones since they are both equally strong. actually scratch that the "white" ones are better because they simmulate the elasticity of the tooth structures. "black" ones are way too un-elastic? and have been accused of causing fractures. not to mention the aesthetic part. you shouldnt be cracking nuts with your teeth by the way. there are tools for that. removing tartar with ultrasound does not hurt the hard tooth tissues
>>718924132 there are prepless (no preparation/"shaving" needed). but even prepped ones are WAY more conservative than crowns. also 20% for a veneer is also WAAAAAY too much.
I'm on medications that are basically destroying my teeth. One causes excessive dry mouth and another fucks with my sinuses, along with grinding my teeth. So for the past 9 years I've effectively been sleeping at night with an open and dry mouth and occasionally grinding my teeth. Now I have several gumline cavities and my teeth are effectively fucked. I still take care of them, but haven't been to the dentist in a while. Considering like 6 of my teeth are eroding somewhere and my enamel is weak all around are they even worth trying to save, or should I just be looking to get some kind of replacement at this point? Only 29 btw.
>>718924580 >"For every hour you're in class, you should spend 3 hours studying.
Well if you're at uni full-time, you have what, 16-18 credit hours per semester? 20 if you overload like me? And since you're paying to attend and don't have a family to care for, it's much more than a full-time job -- not some 40 hr/wk thing. So yeah, 4 hrs/credit hr if you're in the lib arts (no labs) is only 60 hours/wk, which is the absolute peak of laziness for a college student, even if you're a Div1 athlete.
>>718924184 just a bit of gum recession. regular brushing and tooth cleaning at the dentist should fix it. nothing major to worry about.
>>718924196 that patient was 23 years old at the time of treatment.
>>718924254 its the abrasive agents in the toothpaste. stop using that toothpaste. "whitening" toothpastes are a big lie.
>>718924304 with a camera? i dont understand the question. they are informed about me taking pictures for my personal archives and educational uses. they also help with giving the patient a before/after compilation post op
>>718924346 you can use synthetic saliva replacements to combat the symptoms.
If you're on heavy meds my guess is you're a poorfag like me -- go to a dental school for treatment (make the appointment now -- there's a month-long wait) and they'll put you in for continuing care since you'll have a lot of cavities but you'll have a high likelihood of showing up regularly for appointments since you already see other doctors. Super cheap and all insurance covers. I paid out of pocket before Obamacare and it was $50 per cavity -- now it's free (MA Medicaid expansion).
I've got United Healthcare through Medicaid right now and it's pretty comfy with it's coverage. One of my friends from high school is a toothfag now so might ask him about it. I'm a poorfag but that has nothing to do with the meds I'm on; I have epilepsy, so it's either shitty meds or several seizures a week. Thanks for the hot tips, I'll look into it.
>>718926735 >>maaaaaaybe. more probable though that your brushing technique is wrong Alright. Ill switch up my brushing. Already flossing. Im relatively certain Im going to lose my teeth since I cant afford basic dental maintenance, but at least Ill go for longevity til I can. Thanks.
>>718926957 ok since i caught up i might as well try to describe how to brush. the toothbru should be placed on 2-3 teeth at a 45 degree angle towards the gums. half should touch the tooth and half the gums. then do small circular motions, like small vibrations. NO PRESSURE. just touch the gums. too much pressure can injure your gums permanently. do that for 3-4 seconds. then move to the next 2-3 teeth and so on. brush both lingual and buccal sides this way. occlusal sides (the ones you chew on can be brushed like youve been doing it your whole life.
you can also use floss or interdental brushes for 100% effectiveness. i recommened the interdental brushes. improper flossing technique can really fuck up your gums and 98% of people dont know how to floss properly.
also brushing is 90% of tooth hygiene. master that and you should be fine. mouthwashes, flossing etc cant replace brushing.
OP, I'm curious if Turmeric actually whitens teeth. There are many studies on the benefits of Turmeric and I have yet to find a source claiming otherwise. I've used it twice and noticed a slight difference of its whitening effects. Perhaps it's only short term, but does it cause long term damage? Should I stop using Turmeric on my teeth?
>>718928168 no its not. you should finilise the root canal treatment IF the tooth can be saved. otherwise have it extracted. dont be a little bitch. i can assure you its easy and painless. yeah you shouldnt leave it like that cause it can fuck up a lot of things.
It's not like all that inflated price goes directly into your pocket. There's the layers of insurance you need to buy for yourself and your practice, the inflated cost of drugs, etc. Regardless, dentists are uniformly quite rich and never unemployed in the US.
>>718922374 What's the best type of denture? I had all my teeth pulled like two years ago and the dentist who did it claims my jaw bone needs to be ground away with just novicane and no pain pills afterwards and I feel like that's bullshit.
American Dentist Masterrace reporting in. All other countries have shit dentist standards. >tfw your degree doesn't allow you to practice here in the real world > confirmed as quabsalver feelsbadman.jpg
>>718929194 even though its a troll ill answer. proper brushing and oral hygiene takes 5 mins. so 2-3 time a day means 10-15 mins. simple as that. brush 3-4 mins. flosh/mouthwash 1 min
and yeah for every 1 hour of class you need to spend more time studying by yourself.
>>718929356 yeah. atm dental paradises in europe are the UK, denmark and the netherlands. but having an MSc and doing a good job is pretty rewarding even in shitplaces like Greece.
>>718929368 its bullshit. best denture is implanted supported one.
>>718929377 cause it turns "regular" tooth tissue into "superman" tooth tissue. hydroxyapatite to fluoroapatite. look it up. also in Greece i feel dentists are underpayed. keep in mind even a "simple" filling is a surgical procedure and the materials we use cost fucktons. also we studied for a crapload of years in fuckhard schools. its called an investment for a reason.
its cause of the good quality of the pics. even though i resized them to make uploads better. all teeth have these small horizontal lines on the surface. dont remember the english term for it. rough translation is "perimeter waves" its normal and part of enamel tertiary micromorphology
>>718929792 yes. bacteria exist in your mouth regardless. its the normal bacteria in our moths that cause carries etc. if you dont brush they just multiply uncontrollably and cause problems. its a delicate balance. 2x a day is ok for most people though. but if we recommend 2x a day most people hear 1x a day or less
i should go soon. will stay on the thread for like 5-10 more mins and then leave
>>718928405 You should look into Turmeric whenever you can... loads of benefits not only for the body but it also whitens teeth. It does this with little or no side effects. Only negative thing about it is if a person is allergic to it or they take large doses (taking large doses of anything is bad). Wtf kind of sorcery is this??
>>718930032 lol 0/10 troll. cant even begin to counter that. keep dreaming of being able to match swedish protocols and practices.
on a more serious note there are awesome and shit dentists in every country. best oral specialist countries in order should probably be: sweden, japan, brazil, italy, US and then the rest
>>718930089 i cant imagine anything whitening teeth without containing hydrogen peroxide or abrading the enamel. i will look for any published research when i get the time though. also webmd aint exactly the place to get medical info from ^_^
>>718930257 same shit different brand. all normal (total/complete/expert/herp derp) toothpastes are the same. there are 4 major types 1) normal (almost every one in existence) 2) for periodontal gums (only for those with perio disease) 3) for sensitive teeth (only for those with hypersensitivity) 4) "whitening" (abrasive. only for stupid or uninformed people)
>>718930393 a dentist. gingivitis can only be treated by calculus removal. any normal toothpaste will help maintain your oral health
>>718930535 it can be bad and it can be good. in some cases you do get the same treatment for less because of different economies in different countries. a lot of the time though "tourist-oriented" dentists like to cut corners and you get maltreated and all the shit that goes with it. if it has to be black and white im against it. but i know quite a few colleagues in other countries i would visit to get my teeth treated.
>>718930719 could be viral or fungal or even auto-immune related. proper hygiene would most likely make it go away but i would go to a dentist when it reappears to get it checked out
aaaaand with that i have to go. ill post again maybe tomorrow but cant promise anything. cya peeps. was fun
I have a cavity on my bottom front most teeth on the inner side (like my tongue can touch it) i've had it for I think 2 years now and it's slowly spreading to the other 2 on each side of it and has decayed some of the outside bottom of the tooth that connects to my gums. Unfortunately due to my financial circumstances I can't get it fixed any time soon, however I do brush/use mouthwash daily 2-3 times. How fucked am I when I DO go eventually and will it be a lot of work/painful? Will it cost a lot or be a few visits? For an idea of how it looks it's essentially some black that shows on the surface of my tooth in a small splotch
>>718931170 https://www.google.nl/search?q=teeth+whitening+kit&ie=&oe= can u tell me how this is stupid, of course from a professional point of view this is always worse than the real deal but we're on /b/ ffs, in the clinic they do the same except you pay 100s for someone with a degree
>>718931719 im 70% sure. its an unusual place to form carries. unless you have carries all over your moth you should be ok. its probably stains from cofee/cigs/coke/tea/wine etc
>>718931781 1) it doesnt contain hydrogen peroxide. 2) even if it did its in such a minute concentration that it cant do shit. they wouldnt allow just about anyone to use something that they would DIE if they swallowed. in the US you dont even have fking kinder eggs!!! 3) the tray isnt custom made by a technitian or dentist so it would be extremely dangerous if these gels were the real deal sorry to burst your bubble
>>718932106 throw it away. there are devices to transmit sound that are really cheap and more effective. this is specialised equipment and wouldnt work in any other scenario. unless you plan to implant it in your own teeth
>>718932229 i answered this in a lot of my posts today. morning brushing after breakfast is to remove remnants of food and reduce the bacterial population in the mouth that formed the night before. when you sleep your metabolic processes go way down= no saliva=less bacteriocidal effect="normal" bacteria multiply way too much and start causing problems
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