Okay now, open up and say ah.
What’s the best way to respond
when you asked us a question while working on my mouth
We understand that there’s a lot of things
that are in your mouth when we do work
And it’s difficult to communicate.
I guess kind of just be like, uh-huh,
or wink that you agree.
I think we just do it naturally,
it’s a thing that we forget that we’re in your mouth.
What you should not do is basically
move your head or grab our arm to tell us to stop.
We don’t want to hurt youwith the instruments in your mouth.
Do you judge us if we don’t brush before an appointment?
A lot of people don’t brush before.
It’s pretty obvious.
It really doesn’t make a difference
if you brush right before the appointment.
I personally don’t judge,
but I do give my patients a hard time,
你知道 我看起来就像 嗯
you know, I’m like yeah I can totally tell
that you didn’t brush cause it’s gon na be a bloody scene.
Have people done weird thingswhen you were working in their mouth?
Yes, I’ve actually had a patient lick my finger
while I was working on them.
I couldn’t believe it, I was just in their mouth,
working on them,
and their tongue licked my finger and then they did it again.
They were definitely aware of it,
because they were looking at me while they were doing it.
I just went ahead and just finished the procedure
and just hoped for it to be over.
No, no, no, no, no, you do not share toothbrushes.
Because you can swap bacteria.
When you kiss someone, when you share a toothbrush,
all those different things, you literally are
interchanging bodily fluids and saliva,
and within the saliva is a transfer of that bacteria.
A lot of the times, we even tell expecting moms
or moms who just had a child,
their oral hygiene has to be on point,
because what ends up happening is,
if their oral hygiene is poor,
they could transfer that bacteria to their child.
You know when they take the bottle,
and they test it with their mouth, they can transfer all that.
So it’s the same thing goes forwhen you’re using a toothbrush.
Whatever your boyfriend has in his mouth,
and if he has a lot of cavities
and you transfer it and you use it,
it’s going to you.
What’s the best way to whiten your teeth?
Best way to whiten your teeth is to go to your dentist,
let them know that you’re interested in doing that,
and they can get you bleaching trays.
There are over the counter products that you can use.
Crest white strips, it’s cheap, it’s effective,
a lot of people have different results with that,
that’s the easiest way to do it.
Press HD White is pretty good,
I also like Sensodyne Treewhite,people who have sensitive teeth.
I would definitely not recommend the people in the mall, by the kiosk,
because what’s happening is,
a lot of people get themselves in some sticky situations,
and they come to us afterwards to try to fix that problem.
If you’re gonna do any bleaching,
do it under the guidance and care of a doctor.
What is the weirdest thing you’ve found in between someones teeth?
Some fish bones?
It’s kinda weird because you can see the little scales.
I’ve definitely seen some hair in some patients teeth.
Which I thought that was very weird.
You always find food in between someones teeth.
No matter how hard they brush.
What foods can permanently dye your teeth?
Anything that’s gonna stain your clothes can stain your teeth.
就是说深色的东西 比如红酒 咖啡
So things that are dark, like red wine, coffee,
tea, spaghetti sauce, things like that.
smoking if like that’s somethingthat will also stain your teeth as well,
and that’s a little bit more obvious
just because of where it is.
You can drink with a straw
if it’s something like an iced coffee or an iced tea.
And the other thing I recommend isjust rinsing with water afterwards.
Why does orange juice taste disgusting after brushing your teeth?
Toothpaste has an ingredientcalled Sodium Laurel Sulphates,
or SLS, and what that does is it’ll bind to the sweet receptors
that are in your tastebuds on your tongue,
so it’s kinda blocking any of sweetness
that you would have with an orangefrom reaching your tastebuds,
so you can’t perceive that it’s sweet.
Are biting your nails bad for you teeth?
If it’s something that you’re doing daily,
you definitely will start to seesome little indentations in the teeth.
Well when you have a lot of chips on your teeth,
the teeth do get weaker.
When you have weak enamel, it’s gonna chip even more.
So biting your teeth is gonna make that worse.
If you don’t have insurance,
what’s the best way to have your teeth examined?
One, go to a local residency program,
or two, go into a dental school.
Usually what you’ll find is they have reduced dental prices,
and sometimes even if you go to a local private office
and you know discuss it with the doctor
they may be able to negotiate some fees with you
and work with you, get you on a payment plan.
How do you feel about charcoal toothpaste?
I wouldn’t recommend it,because it is very abrasive,
and it can cause wear and tear to the enamel
and that can cause your teeth to be sensitive over time.
There’s really no scientific based evidence
on the effectiveness and the safetyof charcoal toothpaste.
That is a trend that I would say don’t follow.
Or you can follow it,
and then come see me and then
I’ll professionally whiten your teeth.
Would you recommend at home teeth straightening?
No. I would definitely recommendthat you only do that
under the care and guidance of a dentist in a dental office.
It’s just like anything else,you wouldn’t do your own eye surgery,
so, why would you want to straighten your own teeth?
Sometimes it can be very dangerousif you have a lot of bone loss.
There are a lot of cases you know,
where people come back and they’re losing teeth,
or teeth are shifted in the wrong direction.
Teeth are in bone for a reason, for protection,
so if you’re doing that at home on your own
without any knowledge of what to do,
you can be putting yourself and your teeth at major risk.
How often and long should you brush?
30 seconds in each quadrant of the mouth.
At least twice a day, flossing once a day.
Should you brush your tongue?
Because it cause bad breath if you don’t.
And then you end up with this like,
white coating on the top of your tongue,
and it just doesn’t look good.
If you’re not brushing your tongue,
it’s very easy for bacteria and food
to kind of get trapped in the tongue.
This bacteria causes bad breath.
Plain and simple.
So just remember to brush and floss twice a day,
and I’ll see you in six months.