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Bored brushing your teeth?

Bored brushing your teeth?

Does brushing your teeth make you bored sometimes? If so, its best to switch things up! Try starting at a different area of your mouth and working your way back. Do you best to pay attention to your routine, just like with anything else in life, do it the same way for too long and you’ll lose interest in doing it properly

If you have any questions please comment below or message us privately at dentist@strongrootsdental.com We would be glad to talk to you.

– Dr. Ramya

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Schedule your next dental check up @ Strong Roots (Jersey City Dentist)

Schedule your next dental check up @ Strong Roots (Jersey City Dentist)

Are you in need of a dental check up & live in the Jersey City Area? Book your appointment today online to keep that smile bright!

What can you expect? A comprehensive dental exam including the following: X-rays, oral evaluation, Cleaning & a Oral cancer screening.

Read reviews & schedule your appointment online here:http://www.zocdoc.com/dentist/ramya-narayanan-dds-35212

129 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302
dentist@strongrootsdental.com
Phone: 551-200-6002

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Having a Tooth Pulled: What to Expect, Causes For Extraction, and More

What to Expect With Tooth Extraction

“Dentists and oral surgeons (dentists with special training to perform surgery) perform tooth extractions. Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are having more than one tooth pulled or if a tooth is impacted, your dentist may use a strong general anesthetic. This will prevent pain throughout your body and make you sleep through the procedure.

If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place. Sometimes, a hard-to-pull tooth must be removed in pieces.

Once the tooth has been pulled, a blood clot usually forms in the socket. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and have you bite down on it to help stop the bleeding. Sometimes the dentist will place a few stitches — usually self-dissolving — to close the gum edges over the extraction site.

Sometimes, the blood clot in the socket breaks loose, exposing the bone in the socket. This is a painful condition called dry socket. If this happens, your dentist will likely place a sedative dressing over the socket for a few days to protect it as a new clot forms.”

via Having a Tooth Pulled: What to Expect, Causes For Extraction, and More.

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Choosing a Toothbrush – Tips on selecting the right Toothbrush

“What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

With so many shapes, sizes and styles of toothbrushes on the market, deciding which kind to buy can be confusing. Here’s what you should look for:

  • Most dental professionals agree that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Small-headed brushes are also preferable, since they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth
  • When it comes to the type of handle such as non-slip grip or flexible neck, shape of the head tapered or rectangular and style of bristles such as rippled, flat or trimmed to a dome shape, pick whatever is most comfortable for you. The best toothbrush is one that fits your mouth and allows you to reach all teeth easily
  • For many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can do a better job of cleaning teeth, particularly for those who have difficulty brushing or who have limited manual dexterity

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you’ve had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.”

via Choosing a Toothbrush – Tips on selecting the right Toothbrush.

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