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Doctor insights on: Aquafresh Tartar Control Medication

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What happens if rinse with white tartar control pre-whitening rinse for too long?

What happens if rinse with white tartar control pre-whitening rinse for too long?

Could irritate gums: Without knowing ingredients, hard to say. Many rinses contain alcohol, which is drying to soft tissues, and overuse should be avoided. Bottom line — rinses will never effectively whiten teeth, and tartar can most effectively be avoided by brushing and flossing well. Rinses are not the answer. So best not to overuse rinses. ...Read more

Tartar (Definition)

It is plaques that has absorbed minerals from the saliva and has become a hardened (calcified) mass. Usually can only be ...Read more


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Why does tartar control toothpaste seem to make my mouth peel?

Why does tartar control toothpaste seem to make my mouth peel?

It is common: It is common for tartar control toothpastes to do this.It continues change toothpastes to a non tartar control toothpaste ...Read more

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What is the best toothpaste for a 5 and 6 year old to use? Especially when I just found out they were eating aquafresh behind my back?

What is the best toothpaste for a 5 and 6 year old to use? Especially when I just found out they were eating aquafresh behind my back?

ADA seal : Toothpaste with ADA seal. Any product with ADA SEAL is to prove safety and effectiveness of any oral product. To protect kids from fluoride-related problems, parents should treat toothpaste like any other harmful chemical, medication and keep it locked up when not in use and supervise when in use. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How effective are fluoride injections (Aquafresh) for treating a cavity?

How effective are fluoride injections (Aquafresh) for treating a cavity?

Bunk: To treat decay the infected tooth material must be physically removed. Period. If the procedure you're inquiring about was effective, Dentists would have adopted it long ago. ...Read more

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What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Soft versus hard: Dental plaque is a soft material composed of a large variety of bacteria and other microorganisms that form a biofilm covering the outer surfaces of a tooth. This plaque can harden and become tarter (or dental calculus) which is often tightly adhered to tooth structure. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to prevent tartar buildup?

Brush brush brush: The only way to disrupt plaque is by mechanically removing it. The better you brush and floss the more slowly it will build. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of tartar?

How do you get rid of tartar?

Removed by your DDS: Tarter may not be removable by you. The formation of tarter begins when the bacteria settles on your teeth. This process organizes into plaque over a 24hr period. You can remove the plaque with a toothbrush. When not removed it mineralizes into a harder material called calculus "tarter". Your dds needs special instruments "scalers" to remove the calculus. Brushing and flossing prevents calculus. ...Read more

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How can dentist remove tartar?

How can dentist remove tartar?

Tarter removal: An ultrasonic cleaning instrument can be used at the dental office by their hygienist to remove the bulk amount of tarter. Hand scaling with instruments will be used to remove the remaining tarter. A final polish is then done to the teeth. I would also recommend that fluoride treatments be applied in many situations, both children and adults for certain dietary concerns. ...Read more

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Could the dentist remove tartar?

Of course: Once tartar has formed, only a dentist or hygienist can remove it. Call your dentist for anointment. ...Read more

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Can tartar cause pain in my gums?

Can tartar cause pain in my gums?

Possibly: Normally the presence of tartar is not painful, but sometimes the tartar can be sharp and irritate your gums to point where they become infected. Painful gums can also be caused by food lodging in between the tooth and gum. Popcorn husks are notorious for that. This should resolve on its own within a few days. If not or it gets worse than I would see your dentist, you may need a cleaning. ...Read more

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How to deal with plaque/tartar on retainer?

How to deal with plaque/tartar on retainer?

Use Denture Cleanser: Soak in a denture cleanser. If the retainer has metal on it, then use a denture cleanser that is safe for partial dentures. ...Read more

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Could tartar be removed while having braces on?

Could tartar be removed while having braces on?

Oral care: To have straight teeth that have no bone support is a waste of time and money. Ask your orthodontist for specific hygiene instructions while braces are on. Keep mouth healthy a scrupulously clean. See general dentist at least 4x/year for cleanings while braces are on, even if insurance doesn't cover the work. ...Read more

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How do you get tartar buildup off a crowded tooth?

How do you get tartar buildup off a crowded tooth?

Tartar: The hardened build up on teeth is called calculus and may be removed by a professional dental cleaning. Brushing and flossing will help to prevent it from building up. Crowded teeth make it much more difficult to keep these teeth clean and you are more prone to gum disease. Talk to your dentist about straightening your tooth orthodontically. ...Read more

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How do I remove the hard tartar buildup on my gums?

How do I remove the hard tartar buildup on my gums?

See your dentist: Tarter is a calcified substance that is often tightly adhered to the outer surface of a tooth. In most cases, once it has adhered, it would be very difficult for an individual to remove it. It can readily be removed by a dental professional. I would highly recommend that you see your dentist before trying to remove the tarter yourself. ...Read more

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How to get tartar buildup off a crowded tooth, by yourself?

How to get tartar buildup off a crowded tooth, by yourself?

See your dentist: The most effective (and safest) way to remove tartar is by having a dental cleaning (prophylaxis)... Tartar is very hard and stuck to enamel, removing it yourself is difficult. Using sharp instruments to try to remove it yourself is not recommended. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that ultrasonic scalers can only remove 50% of total tartar buildup?

Please explain if it is true that ultrasonic scalers can only remove 50% of total tartar buildup?

Ultrasonic: When removing tartar bu with hand instruments or the uss we can only remove what we can see and feel. The uss removes the stain, 'rocks'/'boulders'. Hand instruments remove the 'sand'/'pebbles'. With modern techniques and giving each patient the time they need for their cleaning we can remove 95% or more of the bu. See your dentist and get the time you need. ...Read more

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Could fluoride rinse really prevent tartar buildup?

Could fluoride rinse really prevent tartar buildup?

Not really: Fluoride rinses are helpful with preventing tooth decay but only mildly helpful with plaque removal and hardly at all with preventing calculus buildup. There are some rinse additives that claim to prevent calculus buildup but studies don't bear it out. The best way to reduce calculus and tartar build up is with physical plaque removal with a toothbrush and floss and regular dental cleanings ...Read more

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How can I remove tartar from teeth at home?

How can I remove tartar from teeth at home?

Professional help: It would be hard to remove tartar or calculus from your teeth at home without proper dental instruments. I would recommend seeking professional care from a dentist. Failure to remove the tartar will result in gum disease. ...Read more

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In the morning I feel all that tartar on my teeth. It forms overnight but how?

In the morning I feel all that tartar on my teeth. It forms overnight but how?

Plaque formation: I think you mean dental plaque, a soft, sticky, whitish matlike film attached to tooth surfaces, formed largely by the growth of bacteria that colonize the teeth. During the night with your mouth closed the bacteria grow rapidly. Brush before bed and see your dentist for regular cleanings at least every 6 months. ...Read more

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I was thinking of buying dental tartar scraper by osung, sold by brite sources usa for inbetween cleanings. Do I need to sterlize these tools? How?

I was thinking of buying dental tartar scraper by osung, sold by brite sources usa for inbetween cleanings. Do I need to sterlize these tools? How?

Please don't: I promise you, you can do more harm than good. You can permanently damage your teeth and/or gums. The Best solution is to brush AND floss exactly as prescribed by your Dentist/Hygienist. If hard tarter still collects on your teeth, schedule more frequent professional cleanings. More frequent cleanings are a lot less expensive, and much more effective, than having to repair the damage DIY Rx causes. ...Read more

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What are good ways to prevent tartar build up on my teeth?

What are good ways to prevent tartar build up on my teeth?

Brush and floss: Brushing and flossing will control the tartar build up. You will not get it all and that is why you need to see your dentist for cleaning. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of tartar on the teeth?

What is the best way to get rid of tartar on the teeth?

Teeth: Once tartar is on the teeth it must be scraped away by a dentist or hygienist. There will always be some that will build up and that is why you will always need regular cleanings. However, if you effectively brush and floss your teeth daily then you can prevent a lot of tartar build up. Your dentist and staff should teach you the best techniques for brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Should i still floss if i already have tartar/plaque on my teeth?

Should i still floss if i already have tartar/plaque on my teeth?

Only if...: Only if you don't want tarter to form. Tarter is calcified plaque, the sticky bacteria/food debris gunk that likes to collect between teeth where a toothbrush can't reach. If you have tarter removing it is not a diy project... Call your dentist. Get your mouth professionally cleaned, then brush 2 full minutes 2x/day and floss every day. ...Read more

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Can tartar look brown?

Can tartar look brown?

Yes: And the longer it's on your teeth, the more gum recession it causes. Tarter (calcified bacterial accretions) can discolor from the food/beverages you consume, from chromogenic bacteria, and from smoking. Please see your Dentist for removal and for proper oral hygiene instructions. ...Read more