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Can a person get hepatitis c from only a dental cleaning? If so, how likely? No shots, they just used the scraper and other cleaning tools.

Can a person get hepatitis c from only a dental cleaning? If so, how likely? No shots, they just used the scraper and other cleaning tools.

Universal Precaution: All dental offices follow a protocol called "Universal Precautions"... simply put, assume everyone is infected with something. To that end, masks, gloves, and other barriers are used, and all instruments are steam sterilized. In this way cross contamination is eliminated. ...Read more

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dental Cleaning (Definition)

Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. It is important to have the teeth cleaned thoroughly. This may involve use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth (scaling). Meticulous home oral hygiene is necessary after professional tooth cleaning to limit further destruction. The dentist or hygienist will demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques. It is often recommended that patients with periodontitis have professional tooth cleaning more frequently ...Read more


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Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

Yes but: Gingivitis can be addressed with a regular dental cleaning. However, the real prevention comes with routine home care that includes proper brushing 2x a day and flossing. For severe cases of gingivitis, you may consider a mouth wash to supplement your home care. A dentist will evaluate the severity of your gingivitis and help you create a plan for getting it all under control. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it painful to have dental cleaning?

Is it painful to have dental cleaning?

Dental cleaning: Professional dental cleaning is essential to good health and relatively painless. ...Read more

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Help please? How much does dental cleaning cost?

Help please? How much does dental cleaning cost?

$60 to $325: Nationwide basic dental cleaning can cost from $50 to $299. However, remember that a basic teeth cleaning is not always standard. Some clinics include an exam and X-rays in the cleaning. Most don’t. ...Read more

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What amount should a basic dental cleaning cost?

No set fee...: .... Unless you belong to an insurance network and are being treated by a participating dentist. If so, the fees are set by the insurance co and you can be told what the procedure "should" cost. Otherwise, it is what the office chooses to charge, and fees vary so widely that posting numbers is really meaningless. ...Read more

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How often should I go in for dental cleaning exams?

How often should I go in for dental cleaning exams?

Start 6 months: The frequency of dental cleanings needs to be determined for you by your dentist. You have to be able to trust the decision they make to guide you. Some people have pressing treatment needs that need to be addressed more frequently than every six months. This is a good question, ask you dentist. Don't forget to floss! and always wait for an hour or so after eating before brushing. This is new! ...Read more

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Can i get a dental cleaning only 4-4.5 months after my last one?

Yes: You can get your teeth cleaned as often as you would like without doing any harm that i know of. If the question is really "will my insurance pay for it?" - that's another story. Your insurance will pay only what they are contractually obligated to pay for and not what you need or want. ...Read more

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Will dental cleaning make my teeth whiter?

Will dental cleaning make my teeth whiter?

White Teeth: Dentists can make your teeth white after cleaning. You can gargle with h2o2 about a teaspoon for ten minutes after brushing your teeth. ...Read more

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