Common Questions

Why is my mouth constantly dry?

The salivary glands in the human mouth are responsible for the secretion of saliva, which is needed to maintain an optimum environment in the mouth. …

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What causes crooked teeth?

This is a tricky question and many theories exist. Crooked teeth are most commonly a sign of improper facial growth rather than teeth that are …

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I have dentures; do I need to brush them?

The answer is yes. There are specially designed denture cleaning toothbrushes, or a soft-bristled brush is also fine to use. Try to avoid hard bristles, …

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When do baby teeth fall out?

According to the experts, a baby’s teeth will usually fall out in the same order they came through. The front teeth will often be the first …

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How often should I use mouthwash?

By using a mouthwash containing fluoride, this can help prevent tooth decay, but don’t use the mouthwash straight after brushing your teeth. By using a …

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What is tooth sensitivity and why do I have it?

Patients with tooth sensitivity can feel pain when consuming foods and beverages that are hot or cold, sweet or acidic. Tooth sensitivity comes from thinned …

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What are the best ways to practice good oral hygiene at home?

It’s vital that all adults engage in daily brushing and flossing, but to take your oral hygiene to the next level, follow a handful of …

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What’s the difference between plaque and tartar?

To many, the words plaque and tartar are often used interchangeable when people are talking about bacteria build up on their teeth. There are a …

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How often do I actually need to visit the dentist?

There are many opinions when it comes how often you should see the dentist. Redlands Gentle Dental Care recommend people visit the practice for a …

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How do I take care of my baby/toddler’s teeth?

If your baby doesn’t have any teeth yet, you can wipe their gums with a clean, warm, wet cloth after every feed. Once their first …

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What is a filling?

A filling is a way to return the damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape. Dental fillings are one of the most commonly …

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How often should I change my toothbrush?

It’s easy to tell when you should replace worn out shoes or clothes but how often should you change your toothbrush? Every three months The …

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Why do I have bad breath?

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, affects roughly 25% of the world’s population and is the third most common reason people visit the dentist …

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