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Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

DA duties: The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not. ...Read more

Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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Will white strips damage teeth enamel?

Will white strips damage teeth enamel?

No: Whitening teeth with dental whitening products have not been shown to harm teeth. ...Read more

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Dose plax anti plaque dental rinse help reduce tartar?

Dose plax anti plaque dental rinse help reduce tartar?

Its OK.: Otc rinses are only effective with good oral care habits. Plax or listerine or any other is not a substitute for brushing and flossing; it is an enhancement to an already active home care process. If you really want to reduce tartar, be certain to visit your dental hygienist every 3-6 months depending on how much tartar you accumulate. This will keep you and your mouth clean and healthy. ...Read more

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How are plaque, calculus and dental caries different?

How are plaque, calculus and dental caries different?

3 Different Things: Plaque- The soft, sticky material that accumulates on your teeth constantly and is removed with brushing and flossing Calculus - Calcified plaque that has to be professionally removed. It is associated with periodontal diseases. Caries - Tooth decay. It is caused by specific bacteria within the plaque that infect the teeth and break down tooth structure with acid. ...Read more

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What toothpaste and mouthwash work to remove plaque from periodonal pockets?

What  toothpaste and mouthwash work to remove plaque from periodonal pockets?

None: Plaque in a pocket must be scraped out by the dentist giving you a periodontal curretage. No mouthwash can remove plaque.. Listerine plaque mouthwash can help prevent the formation of plaque, but cannot remove it once it is present. Go to your dentist. Do not try to be your own dentist.. ...Read more

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Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

No: Professional dental bleaching will not change the color of existing composites or crowns. If you are interested in bleaching, a treatment plan is advised prior to restoring your teeth to have optimal shade match. ...Read more

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Can a waterpik replace flossing?

Can a waterpik replace flossing?

No: The answer is no. Flossing properly with dental floss is the hands down best way to clean between teeth and prevent interproximal cavities and gums disease. All other methods may help to some degree but are not as effective. Having said that, and I hesitate to even say it, but doing something is better than nothing. However, I believe we should always strive to do our best in everything. ...Read more

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Which method is more effective for teeth whitening zoom teeth whitening or crest - 3d professional effects white strips ?

Which method is more effective for teeth whitening     zoom teeth whitening or crest - 3d professional effects white strips ?

In office > strips: The whitening strips can be effective but if you want faster, more noticeable results, you would be happier with an in office, professionally administered whitening treatment like Zoom, Kor, Saphire, or any of the many systems offered by dentists in your area. You can always find someone running a special if cost is your main concern. ...Read more

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Ultra sound personal devices work plaque brake-up calf muscles?

Ultra sound personal devices work  plaque brake-up calf muscles?

Not good idea: Therapeutic and/or diagnostic ultrasound should be used by a physician. I am not sure that ultrasound will break up plaque using a "personal device". ...Read more

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Waterpik vs dental floss? Which is better?

Waterpik vs dental floss? Which is better?

Easy...dental floss!: A waterpik and/or airflosser are great products, however they are not a replacement for good flossing habits--they are a replacement for not flossing. This is not the same thing. These tools can be incorporated in your regular dental home care to stimulate gum tissue and help clean around braces or under dental bridges but it is still not better than floss. Sorry to be the bearer of this news. ...Read more

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Can enamel building toothpaste work after tooth bleaching?

Can enamel building toothpaste work after tooth bleaching?

Yes: I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent sensitivity. Studies show lower concentration over time gets the best results. ...Read more

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Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Teeth Whitening: All of the teeth whitening toothpastes work very well for what they are. The dentist can get your teeth far whiter so you have to understand the concentrations these toothpastes work in are quite low. Results will vary from person to person based on staining, tooth decay, and even previous restorations present in areas of whitening. ...Read more

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Dental hygienist said the high end Sonicare electric brush, when used properly, will add to gum recession all the time vs. circular motion Oral B.(?)

Dental hygienist said the high end Sonicare electric brush, when used properly, will add to gum recession all the time vs. circular motion Oral B.(?)

Corporate hype: This situation is likely a comment made from a sales rep visiting a dental office. The game here is...Sales rep from company "A" buys the hygenist's lunch and teaches them how to put down company "B." This unfortunately is the corporation trying to market products through professionals. I am often disappointed that there is rarely science to base any of these claims. ...Read more

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Can a metal-free dental bridge be whiten?

No: No. The color remains the same as when it was placed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What's dental plaque made of?

What's dental plaque made of?

Complex: Different makeup, in different people and in different parts of the mouth. There is healthy plaque, plaque that causes decay, and plaque that causes gum disease. It is more of a progression than a uniform composition of food, bacteria, proteins. ...Read more

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Can crest 3d toothpaste make your smile whiter? Enamel renewal and stain protection ?

Probably not: A lot of the advertisements you see on television for toothpaste, mouthwash, and toothbrushes are overly dramatized. These ads are designed to make you buy more products at inflated prices. Toothpaste does not really work to whiten because the whitening agent is not on your teeth long enough. The most economical way to effectively whiten is with custom made trays and whitening gel from a dentist. ...Read more

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How many people wear custom made vs scholls orthotics?

How many people wear custom made vs scholls orthotics?

A few: Some people have tried over-the-counter arch supports, and may find they meet their needs and not want more. Others have tried a few types and they might not have helped. Like no one eyeglass prescription fits all, neither do arch supports. See a podiatrist to see what's best for your need. ...Read more

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