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How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

Dentist or hygienist: Only a dental professional can get the tarter off. It is pretty much impossible for a patient to scrape it off. After you get them cleaned, you definitely can keep it off with proper care, such as using a power toothbrush and flossing. Straightening the teeth will also make them easier to clean. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have a constant tartar buildup behind bottom front teeth, what is this?

I have a constant tartar buildup behind bottom front teeth, what is this?

Hardened Plaque: And plaque is composed of bacterial colonies. Brush and floss correctly and frequently and you will minimize the build-up. Smoking doesn't help the situation. A dentist is needed to remove the calculus. ...Read more

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I got heavy tartar buildup. Will that hamper the movement of my teeth during my orthodontic treatment? Will the teeth move inspite of tartar?

I got heavy tartar buildup. Will that hamper the movement of my teeth during my orthodontic treatment? Will the teeth move inspite of tartar?

Orthodontics: Get you teeth cleaned before you start your braces and regularly during your orthodontic treatment. It is very important that your teeth, gums, and mouth are healthy at the start to have beautiful and healthy teeth at the end. ...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 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 and remove it yourself is not recommended. ...Read more

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What's the difference between tooth discoloration and tartar and plaque buildup?

What's the difference between tooth discoloration and tartar and plaque buildup?

Depends: Discoloration usually refers to an intrinsic stain which means it is deep into the tooth. Tartar and plaque is a build up on the surface of the teeth and can be polished and/or scrapped away by your dental hygienest. Discoloration usually means you would need bleaching or a new crown to change the shade of that tooth. See your provider for options. ...Read more

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I had a tooth buildup performed by a dentist assistant. The dentist made sure the "brass collar" around the tooth fitted well. Should I be concerned?

I had a tooth buildup performed by a dentist assistant. The dentist made sure the "brass collar" around the tooth fitted well. Should I be concerned?

Facts?: Did you have a "tooth buildup" or a temporary crown made? I doubt they used anything with "brass" metal. I am not sure of the laws in your state and exactly what "dental assistants" can and cannot do when personally treating a patient. I would address any concerns that you may have with the dentist directly. ...Read more

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I scrape what looks like a layer of white/yellow buildup on the bottom of my tooth (that had cavity in it) and it starts bleeding around the gums. Why?

I scrape what looks like a layer of white/yellow buildup on the bottom of my tooth (that had cavity in it) and it starts bleeding around the gums. Why?

Materia Alba: You scraped off materia alba which is a white cheeselike accumulation of food debris, microorganisms, desquamated epithelial cells, and blood cells deposited around the teeth at the gumline. This and the toxins that the bacteria excrete causes gum inflammation and ulceration which causes the gums to bleed. Brush and floss better. Have your dentist show you how. Get a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?

Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?

Hot towel: It is common to have face swelling after tooth removal especially infected ones. Cold compression for the first day following the surgery and warm compression after 2 and 3 days of surgery is recommended to reduce the swelling. Painkiller like Motrin also will help because of anti-inflammatory effect. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum after eating help to buildup of dental plaque?

May help clean teeth: Gum chewing can clean teeth to a certain degree. The action of the gum rubbing on the surfaces of the teeth will scour off some plaque. However it tends to miss the areas where decay starts: at the margin where the gums are and in between teeth. It won't hurt, if sugarless gum, but doesn't replace brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods. Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts. Need to clear throat.

Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods. Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts. Need to clear throat.

Common, but...: These foods with high sugar and acids will stimulate salvia production, so this can be normal for you. M there is also the possibility of an allergic reaction to something in these foods and drinks.
You can avoid tenses things or talk to your dentist about this and find out exactly why this is happening. ...Read more

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I just had 2 dental implants and have chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12% oral rinse. Prevent more tartar buildup vs. OTC mouth wash while gums heal?

I just had 2 dental implants and have chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12% oral rinse. Prevent more tartar buildup vs. OTC mouth wash while gums heal?

Follow instructions: You trusted the Dentist to do surgery (implant placement) but not to follow his/her post procedure instructions. Why? Chlorhexidine will reduce chance of surgical sites becoming infected. OTC mouthwashes for the most part just enrich the manufacturer and can actually interfere with healing. ...Read more

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How can we can relax to our teeths?

Please reask your?: I believe you are asking how can you relax your jaw so that your teeth are not clenching and causing tenderness, sensitivity and wearing them down which is called bruxing, but I am not certain that is your question. If it is, you are probably doing at night which is called nocturnal bruxism and a large % of the people do this. See your dentist and ask about having a bruxism appliance being made. ...Read more

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How to keep my teeths white using healthy methods (Not damaging my teeths)?

How to keep my teeths white using healthy methods (Not damaging my teeths)?

Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss properly after each meal for approximately two minutes. Have your own dentist or dental hygienist make sure you are doing both properly. Don't skip meals or days. ...Read more

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How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

No problem: With the proper oral hygiene, honey should be fine for you and your teeth (but not for an infant). It has high sugar content, so be sure to brush and floss, and of course, see your dentist regularly anyway. ...Read more

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How to treat teeths that have cavities?

How to treat teeths that have cavities?

See a dentist: Teeth with cavities are at risk for deeper infections and inflammation/infection of the gums, and would need to be treated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can I fix teeth?

Can I fix teeth?

Yes: A dentist is a skilled professional that fix teeth. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and array of restorative materials can be used to fix teeth. ...Read more

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