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pregnancy and teeth cleaning

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
24 years experience Dentistry
None: I can't say i've used bleaching gel for normal cleanings. We normally scale the teeth with either hand scalers or an ultrasonic scaler and then polish ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Smith
40 years experience Dentistry
None: Bleaching gel is used to whiten the internal part of the tooth or the dentin. Cleaning is done with various forms of toothpaste. If you are bleachin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes!: You should still see your dentist twice a year for a cleaning. Brushing and flossing remove plaque but not all of it. As plaque is left to harden it c ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Mulder
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Most people brush everyday however calcium phosphate or tarter slowly builds on the teeth. This scale cannot be brushed away but must be removed by s ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
It's all good: There really is no con to either of those. Regular waterpik use will help keep you teeth and gums clean and healthy; however, it's not a substitute f ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Ufberg
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Benefit of waterpik : It’s an easier, more effective alternative to string floss; a study at the university of nebraska found that patients who added a water flosser to eit ... Read More
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Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
Use as directed: The only con to the waterpik is it needs to be used as directed. You don't want to point it straight down into a periodontal pocket.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Treatment after Scal: Good day, As soon as tissue has healed and you can preform thorough home care continue with your orthodontic treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Tilson
37 years experience Orthodontics
Close but not exactl: Brushing frequently is great but you cannot get your teeth as clean a dental cleaning by a professional. They can clean your teeth and get the deposit ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessary: It was probably a good thing.I can't think of anything that a tooth cleaning would stir up that would make kissing bad for either of you.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Availability: Sorry, I'm on the other side of the world from you. Best advice call your insurance carrier's patient line and ask for list of Dentists that accept yo ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: Depends on pre-Rx gum/bone damage. Do not even consider OrthoRx unless your supporting tissues are completely healthy. If you have even early onset ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Wrong website: This site is for humans.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
A dental cleaning : Is also called a prophylaxis (or prophy). A more aggressive cleaning is called a scaling procedure.
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