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Will denture cleaner tablets work for a plastic retainer?

Will denture cleaner tablets work for a plastic retainer?

Typically yes: First, call your orthodontist and ask what they recommend for the type of retainer that you have. Usually denture cleaner works well, but check first. ...Read more

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Can mouthpieces keep porcelain teeth safe?

Can mouthpieces keep porcelain teeth safe?

Yes: Yes, mouthpieces protect all the teeth in your mouth regardless of if they are natural or fake. ...Read more

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Are acrylic orthodontic retainers safe to use?

Are acrylic orthodontic retainers safe to use?

Of course: If unsafe they would have been banned by the fda. Acrylic has been used in dentistry for over a century. There are an infinitesimally small group of people allergic to acrylic, but less than are allergic to strawberries or chocolate. Don't worry. Chance of allergy less than chance of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening pens work?

Do teeth whitening pens work?

YES!!!: Teeth whitening pens work, but those products are designed more maintenance purpose then for " whitening". I mean that if you have not had your teeth cleaned for ten years... And , all of a sudden, you buy this whitening pen and plan to use as " miracle wand" .... It may not work , sorry. On the other hand, you you regularly visit your dentist and have your teeth cleaned, and/or whitened, then ok. ...Read more

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What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

Valplast: Valplast dentures can cost between $700-2000/piece depending on the insurance that you have and the location of your dental office. ...Read more

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Do metal retainers wear away enamel?

Do metal retainers wear away enamel?

Enamel wear: I have never seen that happen and I have been in practice almost 30 years(assuming you are not chewing on the metal trying to destroy your teeth). ...Read more

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Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Possible: If you must use denture adhesive to retain your immediate denture, after surgery. Just use the adhesive on the roof of your mouth. Do not use the adhesive around the tooth socket areas. You do not want this material entering the tooth socket. ...Read more

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How do orthos remove orthodontic metal spacers?

How do orthos remove orthodontic metal spacers?

Easily: If you're talking about spring clips between teeth to make room for braces, they are easily removable with Orthodontic instruments. If you mean space maintainers, they are easily removed with Orthodontic instruments. Ask your qualified Orthodontic Specialist for a little "show & tell,", but be assured this is an easy process. The hardest part may be your Orthodontist's bad jokes. ...Read more

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Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more

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Will orthodontists use original moldings for new retainers?

Will orthodontists use original moldings for new retainers?

Not likely: The mouth is always changing...So if you are getting new retainers they will most likely take new impressions. Your original impression are probably old from before treatment was started and now your mouth is not even close to you new smile. ...Read more

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Do metal fillings discolor your teeth?

Do metal fillings discolor your teeth?

Yes: The metal ions in the amalgam (silver) fillings tend to leach out over time and stain the surrounding tooth structure gray. This does not occur with tooth colored composite fillings which are also bonded to your tooth. ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more

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How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read more

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Could orthodontic cement be able to stick on brace brackets onto retainers?

Could orthodontic cement be able to stick on brace brackets onto retainers?

It is possible: However, treatment decision should be made after discussion between you and your Orthodontist/Dentist. ...Read more

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Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Maybe: If you don't like the bonding or it has been chipping easily you may go with veneers. They are pocelain and tend to be more esthetic. If you like what you have and it is not decaying under the bonding it is your call, you may even elect to just have the bonding done again. ...Read more

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How do you remove denture adhesive cream?

How do you remove denture adhesive cream?

Lotsa work: Hard to do, both in mouth and from denture. Best if you use very little, obviously. Warm water and toothbrush & washcloth for denture. Gauze pads, warm water and washcloth and fingers for mouth. If you are relying on this to hold dentures in, you need to see a prosthodontist for an evaluation of proper fit. The package tells you this. You will accelerate bone loss with ill-fitting dentures. ...Read more

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What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

Crest white strips: I recommend crest white strips. you can buy them at most drug stores. ...Read more

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Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

DA duties: The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not. ...Read more

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Can I use orthodontic retainer for bleaching?

Can I use orthodontic retainer for bleaching?

Not recommended : You maybe able to use it but it might damage your retainer. Retainers are much more expensive than bleaching trays. ...Read more

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Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read more

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