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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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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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How can I get calculus off my teeth without going to the dentist?

How can I get calculus off my teeth without going to the dentist?

Not recommeded: You would have to use the dental scalers a hygienist uses. Unless you have dental training on this you could: 1. Remove gum tissue/ filling 2. Infect yourself by not using a sterile instrument in your mouth leading to cold sores or tetanus. It takes a lot of training to safely enter the mouth with a sharp scaler. As a dentist i woul not consider scaling my one teeth and pay a hygienist to do i. ...Read more

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

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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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 long can you keep tartar in teeth and still get it off?

How long can you keep tartar in teeth and still get it off?

Wouldn't wait: I'm not sure what you are asking but...If you have tartar (calculus) on your teeth it can all be knocked off at anytime with a good cleaning. But, the longer you wait will allow the tartar to gather, get heavy and start affecting the gums and bone which keep your teeth tightly in your mouth. Remeber to take care of only the ones you want to keep in the long run. ...Read more

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How to remove plaque besides going to a dentist?

How to remove plaque besides going to a dentist?

Brush: Just so we are talking about the same thing, plaque is the soft stuff that easily comes off, and tartar is the calcified stuff. We all get plaque, every day, and if you notice it on your teeth, it is only there because you miss it when you brush or floss. Refine your technique and see what happens! ...Read more

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How to clean bacteria off my nightguard?

How to clean bacteria off my nightguard?

With soap and water: Your night-guard is worn in your mouth overnight. Soap and water is good enough to keep it clean. ...Read more

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What can I do to get stains off your teeth fast and easy?

What can I do to get stains off your teeth fast and easy?

Tooth stains: Surface stains can be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Stained fillings can be polish or replaced. Internal stains require tooth whitening procedure. Really bad stains such as from tetracycline during tooth development require porcelain laminates or crowns. Hopefully your are just the surface kind. ...Read more

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How to get nicotine and coffee stains off dentures?

How to get nicotine and coffee stains off dentures?

See your dentist: Over the counter denture cleners and pastes will help, but your dentist and dental have ways to do a better job. ...Read more

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How long can it take to get my wisdom teeth removed?

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How long can it take to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Every case is unique: Impacted teeth or ones that have extensive root development may take up to an hour+. If only local anesthesia is required 35-40 min. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to brush my teeth properly?

How to brush my teeth properly?

Brushing your teeth: is one of those routine things you do without thinking much about it. Use a soft toothbrush. Brushing in a circular motion up to the gum line instead of brushing in a vigorous back and forth motion is the key. Don't put too much pressure on your teeth or gums and you should always brush your tongue. ...Read more

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How to get white teeth?

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How to get white teeth?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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How to make teeth white safely?

How to make teeth white safely?

Bleaching: Whitening toothpaste can help reduce stains (coffee, tea, tobacco) on the outside of teeth. But, to really whiten teeth, there are three different types of 'bleaching': 1. Over-the-counter = crest whitestrips. 2. Trays that hold bleaching gel against the teeth, and 3. In-(dental)office bleaching. All three types of whitening are effective. The faster the effects, the more expensive. ...Read more

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How to get your teeth white after using invisaline?

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Teeth whitening: A professional cleaning followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. Straight and white teeth – an excellent concept! ...Read more

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How can I get my teeth to be whiter?

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How can I get my teeth to be whiter?

Depends: Teeth bleaching in a dental office is your best shot at whitening your teeth. Most bleaching solutions are a type of hydrogen peroxide in gel form. The main difference between over the counter bleaching and in office is concentration . If your teeth are extrinsicly stained, good brushing habits and avoiding coffee sodas and othe acidic drinks will help keep them stay whiter. ...Read more

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How long should it take to remove my teeth tar stains?

Need a professional: Smoking stain is difficult to remove and generally cannot be done with just a tooth brush. It requires the professional care of a dentist or hygienist. Generally it would take just one appointment assuminig there are no other problems. ...Read more

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How to get my yellow teeth to turn white?

How to get my yellow teeth to turn white?

See a dentist: There are a variety of whitening procedures, al. The way from under $100. To thousands. Get thorough dental check and cleaning, guidelines from the dental hygienist on brushing, flossing, brushing tongue. The discuss options. ...Read more

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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