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Are dental lasers painful?

Q:Are dental lasers painful? A:No. Dental lasers usually are painless for mild treatments and actually help reduce post-operative pain. Moderate to severe dental treatments require the patient to have injections to numb the area of surgery.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over . . . Read more

What is the proper way to floss?

Q:What is the proper way to floss? A:Take 12-16 inches (30-40 cm) of dental floss and wrap it around your middle fingers, leaving about 2 inches (5 cm) of floss between the hands. Using your thumbs and forefingers to guide the floss, gently insert the floss between teeth using a . . . Read more