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How To Remove Plaque From Teeth At Home
Brush and floss: Proper tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will remove plaque if used both properly and for a sufficient length of time. This should take the average person about 2 minutes which seems short unless you start timing it. Check to see how long it takes you. After about 24 hours, the plaque builds up mineral deposits called calculus and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tooth brushing: Brush your teeth using a soft toothbrush or an electric toothbrush at least twice a day for 2 minutes. You do not need to scrub hard, just gentle pressure. Floss at least once a day. Your dental hygienist can help you with your technique. A healthy diet low in sticky sugary foods will decrease the amount of plaque formed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have plaque , decay and stains between my teeth how can I remove all this? Is there any home remedies?
Not DIY: You've neglected your health to the point where you now need significant professional help. Stop deluding yourself. Get professional help to return to good health and to learn how to properly and effectively take care of yourself. Going it alone up until now has been a failure. Call a dentist...Get the help you need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush, floss : Plaque can be removed by good brushing and flossing. Leaving plaque on your teeth will cause cavities so keep your teeth clean. Plaque can hardened in calculus than cannot be clean with a toothbrush alone and need a dentist. Plaque can lead to white spot on teeth which are beginning cavities. See a dentist for exam and take care or your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months post op le fort I, was flossing hooked the floss around upper teeth and pulled to remove plaque but it got stuck so pulled quite hard, could I have pulled the maxilla down?
Flossing: Highly unlikely. It is best to clean between your teeth by gently moving the floss back and forth through the contacts of the teeth until it arrives at the space between the teeth freely. Pulling the floss down can dislodge loosen fillings if done aggressively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Docs can you explain, is there any way to remove plaque without getting teeth cleaned at the dentist?
Cleaning: even the most meticulous patient home hygiene protocol, will not be enough. If you get 2 cleanings a year, in absence of periodontal problems, which most people do, from a cost perspective, without insurance, it should average out to $5/ week over a year. And you may get something diagnosed you didn't know about. Far less than a daily cup at Starbucks and healthier for you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to brush my teeth weekly with a mixture of lemon juice and salt? to remove the residues and stains as it stains and form plaque rabidly.
Harmful: acid and strong abrasive will actally damage teeth. You need professional help to deal with your plaque/stain problems. See Dentist/Hygienist for cleaning, hygiene instructions, and diet considerations. If you smoke, quit. If you're not flossing, all else will fail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would a dentist leave some plaque on my teeth? I was told that some plaque could not be removed due to my teeth. Is this accurate?
CostBenefit Analysis: Hopefully a dentist will also provide an answer, but till then.... If you have a problem w/ gum disease and the stress on the tooth of pressure and scaling at the gum line would jeopardize the tooth more than the presence of the plaque does, they might say that. Ask if gum treatment is possible if that is the reason. Otherwise, prepare for a future implant. It happened to me. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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