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Doctor insights on: How To Get Plaque Off Teeth

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What can I do to get rid of some plaque on my teeth?

What can I do to get rid of some plaque on my teeth?

Toothbrush ; Floss: A toothbrush and toothpaste ; flossing should rid your teeth of accumulated plaque. If the plaque has hardened into calculus, then you will need to have it scraped and removed at your dentist's office. No amount of brushing will remove it.. You will only damage your teeth and gums... ...Read more

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Is there a home remedies to get rid of plaque on my teeth?

Is there a home remedies to get rid of plaque on my teeth?

Yes: A very simple solution: brush and floss properly and thoroughly. Have your teeth cleaned at least every 6 months. If you are unsure as to how to do this, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can i go to a dentist to get my teeth all cleaned, all plaque removed?

Can i go to a dentist to get my teeth all cleaned, all plaque removed?

Yes.. good start: Most dental offices like to first see you for an exam and x-rays to evaluate your oral health. They will than diagnose the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. If your gum and bone are healthy, a regular cleaning can be performed by your dental office. If you have signs of severe periodontal disease your dentist may have to refer you to a specialist (periodontist). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plaque, and also prevent more plaque from forming on my teeth?

How can I get rid of plaque, and also prevent more plaque from forming on my teeth?

Brush & Floss: Brush your teeth after every meal. Floss once of twice daily. Use a mouth rinse, like ACT, twice daily. Visit dentist at least twice yearly for professional cleanings and assessments. Avoid sweets in general. ...Read more

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So i want to get my teeth all cleaned, all plaque ect removed. Do all dentist do this? Also how do they do it?

So i want to get my teeth all cleaned, all plaque ect removed. Do all dentist do this? Also how do they do it?

Dentist or Hygenist: Most general dentist and dental hygenist perform routine dental cleanings( prophylaxis) and deep scalings for periodontal conditions. A ultrasonic scaler, hand scalers and currettes are instruments used followed by polishing with an air driven rotary tool. ...Read more

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One of my sons teeth had hard white plaque I think on it cause I has a white spot on the side of his teeth. Is It possible to get it back to normal?

One of my sons teeth had hard white plaque I think on it cause I has a white spot on the side of his teeth. Is It possible to get it back to normal?

That depends: That depends on what is actually going on. Hardened plaque is called calculus. This can be easily removed by the dentist and the tooth returned to normal. The beginning of a cavity can also look like a white spot. This is harder to resolve and may require a filling. Your son needs an exam by a pediatric dentist to determine what is going on and how to solve this problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of hard plaque off teeth without going to dentist?

Not DIY: Sorry. You don't have the instruments, training, access, or ability to perform this task. You really need a pro to do this for you. For example, if you have tarter above the gum line you also have tarter below the gum line causing havoc. Tarter is preventable, so have your dentist or his hygienist get your teeth scrupulously clean and then show you how to minimize accretions. ...Read more

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What can I do if my teeth have lots of yellow plaque on them. How do I get rid of it?

What can I do if my teeth have lots of yellow plaque on them. How do I get rid of it?

See your dentist: Your dentist or hygienist will need to thoroughly clean your teeth and then train you in excellent oral hygiene techniques. ...Read more

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More than just prevention, can hydrogen peroxide soften and eventually get rid of plaque and tartar? Is it effective in whitening teeth?

More than just prevention, can hydrogen peroxide soften and eventually get rid of plaque and tartar? Is it effective in whitening teeth?

No: Plaque and tartar that have calcified on your tooth must be removed by a hygienist. It may wear away slightly but won't go away completely. Yes, hydrogen peroxide is effective in whitening your teeth, however make sure you are using a professional product or one over the counter. Don't try and create something yourself, you will most likely damage your gums and or enamel. ...Read more

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