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It's a trend now that brushing your teeth with activated charcoal whitens your teeth, is it true?

It's a trend now that brushing your teeth with activated charcoal whitens your teeth, is it true?

It's quite true: Floss your teeth, as you would normally 2 times per day and for more deeply stained teeth, brush with activated charcoal 5 days in a row. You will be thrilled with the results. ...Read more

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Will brushing my teeth with activated charcoal harm my composite fillings?

Will brushing my teeth with activated charcoal harm my composite fillings?

No: Activated charcoal will not harm the filling. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My mother's teeth have turned charcoal to black within the past month to six weeks.. She has always had normal color enamel. The only change in her health is that she recently (4-5 weeks ago) fell and broke her hip and had a 45 minute surgery to pin it.

My mother's teeth have turned charcoal to black within the past month to six weeks..  She has always had normal color enamel. The only change in her health is that she recently (4-5 weeks ago) fell and broke her hip and had a 45 minute surgery to pin it.

In : In addition to consulting with her physician, a consultation with her regular dentist who knows her mouth is very important. Nothing beats a personal, physical examination by her dentist. It is very hard to diagnose conditions online, since with all good efforts, the description you provide is not in dental terms and what could be alarming to you, might be entirely normal. Please have your mother see her dentist. Best of luck, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use vinegar for cleaning teeth?

Is it safe to use vinegar for cleaning teeth?

Absolutely not: Teeth will demineralize when exposed to an acid environment, with a ph below about 5.5. Most vinegars don't approach a ph of 5, and some have ph's of as low as 2.4, which would cause significant loss of tooth structure. Vinegar is for salad and for pickling; it is not for teeth. ...Read more

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What is deep cleaning for teeth . Is it safe?

What is deep cleaning for teeth . Is it safe?

Absolutely !: Deep cleaning is indicated for patients who have an unusually large amount of calculus and/or periodontal pocketing. It involves meticulous removal of hardened deposits above and below the gumline in an effort to bring the gums back to optimum health. It is perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Is ultrasonic cleaning safe for teeth ? Does it make gums and teeth weak

Is ultrasonic cleaning safe for teeth ? Does it make gums and teeth weak

It is good: It is safe for teeth. It may even be safer than mechanical scaling because it is less likely to scratch the tooth surfaces. It does not weaken teeth or gums. ...Read more

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How soon after getting my teeth cleaned by my dentist is it safe to get my teeth bleeched?

How soon after getting my teeth cleaned by my dentist is it safe to get my teeth bleeched?

Immediately: You will get the best results if you whiten your teeth right after a cleaning since the tooth surfaces are nice and clean! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ultrasonic dental cleaner near teeth which have implants. Any cons or pros of using this cleaning method.

Is it safe to use ultrasonic dental cleaner near teeth which have implants. Any cons or pros of using this cleaning method.

It is not safe: Hand scalers for cleaning dental implants should be made of plastic, teflon, or wood. An ultrasonic cleaning instrument can not be used preventing any abrasion on a titanium implant. ...Read more

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