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It is not the brand of toothbrush you use, but the type of bristle and the size of the head. We recommend a soft brush with a small head. Medium and hard brushes can cause irritation and cause your gums to recede. A small toothbrush head also allows you to reach more places and clean your teeth more completely.
No. At Hyannis Harbor Dental, we recommend using toothpaste that contains fluoride to reduce dental decay. Also, we recommend using toothpaste that tastes good to you as well.
You should floss your teeth once per day to prevent cavities. Flossing also keeps your gums healthy.
The main difference between a bridge and partial denture is permanence. Both bridges and partial dentures replace teeth. However, bridges are permanently attached to teeth and implants. A partial denture is attached to teeth by clasps and can easily be removed.
White, tooth-colored fillings are preferable to patients and practices today because they bond better to the tooth structure itself and help to strengthen any weakness or decay from the onset. White fillings cannot be used at all times, say when a tooth is very badly broken. Crowns would be optimal in that case for both comfort and satisfaction.
No. Not every tooth that needs a crown needs a root canal. Root canal treatments require crowns to strengthen teeth and return them to their normal form and function, but they are not mutually dependent on one another in every dental scenario.
For more answers to your most pressing dental questions, or to schedule your next appointment, call Hyannis Harbor Dental at 508-775-1955.