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Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Yes: It is very important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis is not uncommon due to fluctuating hormonal levels. Brushing and flossing are essential along with routine dental cleanings. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it possible to get a teeth cleaning and a cavity filled all on the same day?

Is it possible to get a teeth cleaning and a cavity filled all on the same day?

It depends: On the condition of your gums and the amount of bleeding during the cleaning. Tooth colored fillings are "technique" sensitive and do not turn out well if there is a lot of bleeding and mushy gums around. ...Read more

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I want to get a teeth cleaning. Is it possible to also get cavities treated the same day?

I want to get a teeth cleaning. Is it possible to also get cavities treated the same day?

Perhaps: It's hard for an office to plan out the day, if they don't even know what you yet need. Those offices that do it the same day, are usually the reason the other people are sitting in the waiting room for an hour. ...Read more

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My teeth is yellow ,how can i change them back to white? And my teeth are not straight but can i still get a teeth cleaning if there not straight?

My teeth is yellow ,how can i change them back to white? And my teeth are not straight but can i still get a teeth cleaning if there not straight?

Lots of steps: first see Dentist for professional cleaning. Then see Orthodotic Specialist (not GP) to correct your malocclusion. Then your GP can whiten your teeth, change your diet to reduce foods that stain, adjust your oral hygiene regimen, or (as a last resort) restore your teeth (veneers, crowns, etc.). ...Read more

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Can i call a dentist for a price of stuff to be done I am to get a teeth cleaning and a cavity filled, I have no insurance so it will be out of pocket, do dentists have a set price for these things that they can give me an idea of how much it will be?.

Can i call a dentist for a price of stuff to be done I am to get a teeth cleaning and a cavity filled, I have no insurance so it will be out of pocket, do dentists have a set price for these things that they can give me an idea of how much it will be?.

No: Remember that dentistry is an individualized service, not a commodity. While dentist may be able to quote fee for new-patient examination and cleaning, they will not be able to quote fee for services such as restorations without first doing an examination. Remember, you get what you pay for. ...Read more

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Could brushing a lot make your teeth as clean as when you get your teeth cleaning done?

Could brushing a lot make your teeth as clean as when you get your teeth cleaning done?

Close but not exactl: Brushing frequently is great but you cannot get your teeth as clean a dental cleaning by a professional. They can clean your teeth and get the deposits of calculus off the areas that your tooth brush just cannot reach. ...Read more

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Can i get TMJ after teeth cleaning at dentist?

Only if predisposed: You could possibly have TMJ or facial muscle pain (of short duration) after a long dental appointment (from keeping your mouth open a long time). But most dental appointments are shorter, or your mouth isn't open for the entire appointment. Try ice (on top of cloth on skin) or washcloth dipped in warm water, placed against the side with discomfort, repeat for several times to heat soak the area. ...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