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Can a dentist cause you to get gum recession with a teeth cleaning or using too much force on teeth or gums in a teeth cleaning? or use something else

Can a dentist cause you to get gum recession with a teeth cleaning or using too much force on teeth or gums in a teeth cleaning? or use something else

No: Gum recession and periodontal disease occurs over a long period of time, not in the 1/2 hour or forty five minutes you sit in the dental chair, possibly twice per year. The treatment we administer to our patients is to help them, not hurt them. Your recession is from brushing too hard, grinding your teeth, or neglect. Don't blame your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more


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Are there any teeth cleaning products that do damage?

Are there any teeth cleaning products that do damage?

Possibly.: Hard brushes and some toothpastes can abrade enamel and exposed root. There are metal cleaning picks being sold that should never be used for the same reason. Watch your cleaning technique. Some people are sensitive to detergents in some toothpastes or rinses, such as sodium laurel sulfate, and may develop mouth sores as a result. Have your dentist demonstrate the best products for your mouth. ...Read more

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Is it typical to have a dental hygenist perform routine teeth cleaning?

Is it typical to have a dental hygenist perform routine teeth cleaning?

Definetely: The dental hygenists are educated and trained to perform different types of teeth cleaning. In most cases, they clean your teeth more efficiently and effectively than the dentists. But the dentists supervising the hygenists should give you the periodic / routine exam, not the hygenists. ...Read more

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Is necessary to have an anesthetic injection for a teeth cleaning procedure?

Is necessary to have an anesthetic injection for a teeth cleaning procedure?

Dental cleaning: Anesthetic is not usually given for a routine dental cleaning. Treatment for periodontal disease called scaling and root planning often requires local anesthetic ...Read more

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How much bleach gel is used for teeth cleaning?

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 with a toothpaste-like medium. ...Read more

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At what frequency should I go see the dentist for teeth cleaning?

At what frequency should I go see the dentist for teeth cleaning?

Everyone is unique: Everyone is unique in their dental needs. Some people have a very high predisposition to dental disease. For these more frequent visits are recommended. Talk to your dentist or hygienist and ask about your risk for dental disease. Hope this helps, . ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of waterpik or ultrasonic teeth cleaning?

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 for flossing. Dental floss is the only way to clean the point at which the teeth physically touch each other. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Teeth Cleaning (Definition)

Tooth decay and gum disease are largely caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to accumulate on teeth within 20 minutes after eating. If this plaque is not removed thoroughly each day, tooth decay will flourish. Over time, plaque ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more