Taking care of your teeth

To keep your teeth and gums healthy you need to make sure that you brush, rinse, floss, visit your dentist and eat the right foods.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day to remove food and bacteria that may grow in your mouth. Always brush your teeth in circles for 2 to 3 minutes. Get a new tooth brush every 3 or 4 months.

  • Floss once a day to remove any food or plaque that get stuck in the spaces between your teeth.

  • Go to a dentist dentist immediately if you notice any bleeding, pain or swelling in your gums.

Remember, bad oral hygiene can cause other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and lung infections.

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B-Wise User Anonymous 5 July 2020 09:26

I got bad teeth how can I get help dentist to expensive.

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 July 2020 14:07

Hello,

The clinic can refer you to a dentist at a public hospital which will be free or cheaper



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 July 2020 23:32

My friend wants to get braces but they are expensive and this has affected her confidence....and I want to advice her with the plague she has....please Dr how do I help?

B-Wise Expert Expert 3 July 2020 12:42

Hello,

Advise your friend to go to the clinic and they will refer her to the dentist who will help 



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 July 2020 19:46

Hi doc...my cousin's front teeth is not grown it's been a year know no signs of growing teeth...what should she do

B-Wise Expert Expert 3 July 2020 12:31

Hi there, 

Your cousin needs to go to the dentist to get checked to see what the problem could be. The clinic can refer her to the dentist as well



B-Wise User Onicca 21 June 2020 00:54

My teeth get painful and numb after i eat lemons. I cant bite anything for a small period because the pain shoots straight into my incisors

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 June 2020 14:57

Hi there,

I recommend you stop eating them. If you want to continue then you should see a dentist



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 June 2020 22:08

Why is it important to floss

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 June 2020 11:41

Hello,

It is important because it helps to get things out in between your teeth that you can't reach with your toothbrush



B-Wise User Sanely 12 June 2020 22:59

Hi my gums are swollen and painful.now my teeth feel like they're vibrating I don't know what's wrong

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 June 2020 15:54

Hi,

You need to go to a clinic or doctor or dentist to get checked. They will tell you what is happening after checking you 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2020 22:50

Hello guys my teeth are yellow and they are so painful when I clean them ??Help plz

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 June 2020 10:03

Hi,

You need to go to a clinic or doctor to get checked. They will tell you what is happening after checking you 



B-Wise User Troops 28 May 2020 11:44

Hello Maybe I do have gum problems when I brush my teeths every day but am bleeding what's the infection and i brush my teeth with Colgate

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2020 13:38

Hello,

I recommend you go to the dentist or clinic to get your gums and teeth checked.



B-Wise User jAsmineZ 17 May 2020 19:04

Whenever I brush my teeth my gums bleed I have tried using OraSalt and a lot of other things but nothing seems to stop the bleeding of the gums what should I do

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 May 2020 13:10

Hello,

You need to go to the clinic or dentist to get help.



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 May 2020 19:56

I hv yellow teeth n i want them to be pure white what can i do? Are there home remedies that can help? Or any thing that i can buy n use so that thy can be pure white again?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 May 2020 11:20

Hello,

There are toothpastes that help whiten teeth.



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 May 2020 19:54

Hi I hv a painful teeth it has a whole n im scared to go take it out wat can i do to ease the pain ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 May 2020 11:19

Hello,

You can take painkillers but you will eventually need to go to the clinic or dentist. They can fill the hole instead of taking the tooth out.



B-Wise Expert Expert 18 May 2020 11:19

Hello,

You can take painkillers but you will eventually need to go to the clinic or dentist. They can fill the hole instead of taking the tooth out.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 April 2020 15:18

What should one take to avoid painful teeth?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 April 2020 15:53

Hi there,

You must take care of your teeth by brushing them and flossing.

If they are painful, please go to the clinic or dentist to get checked.



B-Wise User Matse 19 March 2020 13:15

I have extra teeths at the back and they are breaking, they r giving me pains I my ears,headaches and throat what's the course and where should I do or get help I even get up in the middle of the night to brush my teeth...! Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 March 2020 11:57

Hi, 


You need to visit a dentist near you to take out the teeth. The sooner you go the better as it may  cause  long term damage 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 13:27

Is it possible to hv dentist in our government clinics?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 17:09

Hi there, thank you for your question. You will find a dentist at a government hospital 



B-Wise User Alwande 22 May 2018 21:26

Make sure you dont share your tooth brush

B-Wise User Anonymous 19 December 2016 19:09

Are there government dentists at clinics in and around Soweto? The consultation prices are expensive and I have gigavintis

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 December 2016 17:55

Hi anonymous, gingivitis is a serious disease, so it is good that you are making an effort to get help. You can go the following clinics in Soweto: Mofolo clinic, Meadowlands, Lillian Ngoyi (Koos) clinic. They will not make you pay for a dentist visit.