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What is the treatment for dental plaque?

What is the treatment for dental plaque?

Dental cleaning: The treatment of dental plaque involves the removal of plague from your teeth. This can be accomplished by manual or electric brushing and flossing your teeth. Visiting your dentist for a professional exam and cleaning is a excellent ideal to make sure you are doing an effective job of self maintaining your oral hygiene.

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What are the symptoms of dental plaque and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of dental plaque and how can I address them?

Clean your teeth: Plaque is a biofilm that grows on your teeth and is mainly bacteria and food. If is stays on the teeth for a long time, it hardens into calculus which is difficult to remove. Plaque and calculus (tarter) contribute to tooth and gum disease. If you are brushingand flossing effectively, there should be little plaque. If you are not sure how effective you are, check out "listerine cool blue".

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Need expert help here. What are natural ways to eliminate dental plaque?

Need expert help here. What are natural ways to eliminate dental plaque?

Apple: An apple a day keeps the plaque away! Of course professional cleanings and good home care are a given!

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How do dental plaque and tartar differ?

How do dental plaque and tartar differ?

Calcification: Tartar, or calculus, is dental plaque that has hardened or calcified because the plaque hasn't been properly disrupted or removed by brushing and flossing.

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What do dentists do to remove dental plaque?

What do dentists do to remove dental plaque?

Cleaning: Removing dental plaque requires an appointment with the dentist or hygienist who uses instruments to gently scrape off the plaque from teeth which starts forming at gumline. The procedure is completed by polishing and flossing.

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What to do about dental plaque (or something else) on my teeth?

What to do about dental plaque (or something else) on my teeth?

Get a cleaning: You should be seeing a dentist at least 2 times a year. At this appointment, you will be seen by a hygienist who will clean your teeth very carefully and remove all tartar, plaque, calculus, and debris. They will polish, and also shine your teeth. If you don not do this regularly, you will very likely develop dental infections and need more invasive dental treatment. Keep smiling!

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Does a tongue ring lead to more dental plaque?

Does a tongue ring lead to more dental plaque?

Other issues: That is what you should not be worrying about. There are other much more serious issues that should concern you. The ring constantly rubbing against your gum tissue will lead to recession, bone loss and possibly losing a tooth/teeth. I have seen many instances of people biting on their tongue ring and fracturing their teeth. Some had to be extracted. In addition it is more prone to infection.

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Hello docs, is dental plaque similar to aortic plaque?

Hello docs, is dental plaque similar to aortic plaque?

Plakken: Dutch, meaning "to stick". That's the similarity. But they are totally different. Here are some links: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/dental_plaque http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/what-is-atherosclerosis.

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What's best for dental plaque removal?

What's best for dental plaque removal?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, can prevent the build-up of plaque.

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How do you help presumed dental plaque?

How do you help presumed dental plaque?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, can prevent the build-up of plaque.

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How do I eliminate dental plaque, what to do?

How do I eliminate dental plaque, what to do?

Dental plaque: You cannot eliminate dental plaque, as it will form no matter what we do. The question then becomes how do we manage it? With proper brushing and flossing at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time. Regular visits to the dentist for checkup and cleaning and restoring and cavities faulty restorations or broken teeth. Eating a healthy diet, less sugar and starchy foods = less plaque!

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Can you tell me what scaling (removal of dental plaque) involve?

Can you tell me what scaling (removal of dental plaque) involve?

Removing calculus: Scaling of the teeth involves using sharp instruments to remove hardened plaque from your teeth. The dentist or dental hygienists uses scalers to remove this hard substance from the teeth. Only by having a professional cleaning are you able to remove this calculus from your teeth. It is not something you can do yourself.

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I need some tips on how to get rid of dental plaque?

I need some tips on how to get rid of dental plaque?

Brush ; Floss: Brushing and flossing should do the trick. If you have hardened plaque (called calculus), you will need to have it removed by your dentist.

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What is the name of the bacteria that causes dental plaque?

Strep mutans is one: There are many, but strep mutans is the one that causes cavities. There are many that cause periodontal disease.

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What should an alternative health practitioner want with dental plaque?

What should an alternative health practitioner want with dental plaque?

Bacteria type: Determination of what bacteria and chemistry is in this plaque and how you can counter the damaging effect. This is a complex way of coming to the simple solution of brushing the plaque off of the teeth.

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I was just wondering how and why does dental plaque form on human teeth?

Instantaneously: Less than a second after you stop brushing an aquired pellicle starts to form on your teeth. This is the nodus or seed of plaque formation.

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Apart from visiting the dentist every 6 months is there anything I can do about dental plaque build-up?

Apart from visiting the dentist every 6 months is there anything I can do about dental plaque build-up?

Oral hygience: Brush your teeth regularly (at least twice per day, preferably after meals) and floss.

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Does chewing gum after eating help to buildup of dental plaque?

Does chewing gum after eating help to buildup of dental plaque?

May help clean teeth: Gum chewing can clean teeth to a certain degree. The action of the gum rubbing on the surfaces of the teeth will scour off some plaque. However it tends to miss the areas where decay starts: at the margin where the gums are and in between teeth. It won't hurt, if sugarless gum, but doesn't replace brushing and flossing.

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Expert opinions? What does a good job of getting rid of hard to reach dental plaque?

Expert opinions? What does a good job of getting rid of hard to reach dental plaque?

There are: There are lots of techniques and lots of aids available at local pharmacies. Discuss this in person with your dentist or dental hygienist who can advise what would be best for you to use and show you how to use it.

Dr. Orly Hendizadeh
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