Do braces damage tooth enamel and cause tooth decay?

Tooth decay is caused by bad oral hygiene. To avoid this, you have to brush your teeth after each meal. To brush teeth with braces, you need three toothbrushes (a normal one, an orthodontic one, and a spiral one) and different types of brushes to clean your teeth between the brackets and the wire. It’s also great to use an oral irrigator that can easily remove food particles. On average, it takes 10-15 minutes to clean your teeth thoroughly. Braces don’t damage the enamel if you observe one rule: thorough teeth brushing. If you fail to follow this rule, white spots may occur on your enamel. These spots indicate that your teeth are in danger.

How often should I change my toothbrush?

Change your brush every three months or before, if you see the bristles losing their shape. You can choose from medium, soft, or ultra-soft bristled toothbrushes available in the market.

Can tooth removal from the upper jaw affect my eyesight?

Tooth extraction has no connection with eyesight as the nerves of the eyes and teeth are different. However, it is a myth in the common population.

Can clove oil/clove be used to relieve tooth pain?

Yes, to some extent it can help but excess clove oil can cause gum burning too. So it has to be used in very less quantity in a small cotton pellet and can be kept on the carious (broken) tooth structure just for temporary relief. However, to save the tooth you must visit your nearest dentist as soon as possible.

I want to get dental implants. What level of discomfort should I expect during the dental implant procedure?

During the procedure itself, you are unlikely to feel any discomfort. Your mouth will be numbed ahead of the procedure, which will allow you to have the procedure done without any feeling. In fact, the process of numbing the area is more likely to cause discomfort in the moment than the procedure itself.

Does dental cleaning cause loosening or weakening of teeth?

It is a myth that after dental cleaning teeth become loose or weakened. With thorough cleaning, the health of the teeth and gums is enhanced, the risk of cavities lowers, bad breath reduces, and overall oral hygiene improves.