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Polishing Of Teeth
No: White nail polish is not formulated for oral use. It will not adhere in a moist environment, it is toxic, and it can damage your oral soft tissue . Do not use in oral environment. Your local dentist will know best what is clinically right for your teeth. Many dentists have a 'no charge' consult. Take care... ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
During a teeth cleaning, what is that substance that dentists use to polish your teeth? It seems to have a gritter, different texture than tooth paste. Is it something other than regular toothpaste? It feels different.
Jaw is just really sore. Teeth feel trapped into changing occlusion. Are my teeth moving around? Had light tooth bonding and polishing front teeth set
Bite effects jaws: If jaw soreness occurred after the bonding procedure, than a slight excess of material on the back of the upper front teeth or top of the lower front teeth can cause a premature contact that can alter the muscle pattern of lower jaw closure, and create the symptoms you describe. Ask your dentist to re-evaluate the occlusal contacts of your front teeth for heavy contacts. ...Read more
Dentist polished lower front teeth but canines now seem to take more force. Are they sensitive or is it because they are taking more force when chewin?
Discussion......: Canines normally take more stress than the lower front teeth, but as they are bigger and have more bone support, they are not usually affected by this. If your dentist just "polished" your teeth, it would not change the bite. If he\she used the word polish instead of actually drilling on or reshaping the teeth, it might cause sensitivity. Discuss what you feel with your dentist for a better answer. ...Read more
My dentist filed down the central incisors and polished twobottom front teeth. The weight of my mouth feels off and the front and bottom teeth don't touch. Why is my jaw and facesore?
Discuss with dentist: I would suggest that you call you dentist, explain what you are feeling and suggest that your dentist either explain what you are feeling, why, and when things should resolve on their own, or see you to re-evaluate your bite. ...Read more
Somewhat: Scaling and polishing your teeth will remove all the stains and this can make your teeth lighter and look beter in addition to being healthier.Evaluate your teeth following the procedures then do the lightening if you still need to. ...Read more
Prophy cup: Common practice in a dental office during teeth cleaning is to use a prophy cup—a small motorized rubber cup—along with an abrasive polishing compound. ...Read more
One orthodontist recommends polishing my front teeth. Why is it called polishing teeth when it really is grinding/cutting them down?
Please elaborate: What exactly does your orthodontist propose? Reshaping your teeth? Removing bracket adhesive? Smoothing down rough edges? You'll need to verbalize your concerns with your orthodontist and have them explain what they propose to do any why. ...Read more
Hi i got teeth staining and dr recommended me teeth polish tell me its after risks n is there any differenc by cup polish or brush polish thanx regard?
My brother gets his teeth scaled and polished four times a year. Is there any detrimental effects of it on teeth?
No: People who have periodontal disease need to have their teeth cleaned 4 times a year. There is also a genetic component to periodontal disease. If your brother has it you should also be checked. Hopefully you are having periodontal charting to follow your gum health. Ask your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Probably: If you haven't been told that you have gum disease before and haven't had deep cleanings before, then yes, regular cleanings involving scaling and polishing can help you avoid gum disease. Deep cleanings are generally done when there are signs of active gum disease. While regular cleanings are helpful, your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing has a greater impact. ...Read more
I used acetone to remove nail polish. I washed my hands but it must have been under a nail. I flossed my teeth and could taste it. Should I worry?
No worry: Not a big problem. However, always brush your teeth after you floss. It is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and an expensive dental treatment. Take care. ...Read more
Any reason not to brush teeth with baking soda? I occasionally use baking soda with my electric toothbrush, and the results are impressive!
it gives a polished feel, plus a lighter color, and it's dirt cheap. Any reason not to use it?
Baking soda is found in many toothpastes. It is a base, which neutralizes the acids that the bacteria clinging to your teeth produce. It is also slightly abrasive which helps you remove some of the superficial stains. Moderate use with a soft bristle brush should not be detrimental to your teeth or surrounding tissue.
Brushing excessively hard, and overusing such an abrasive, can, over time cause a wearing away of the enamel on your teeth. Also, brushing hard can cause your gums to shrink back, exposing the roots of the teeth. The root surface will wear away much faster than the enamel, which can lead to hot and cold sensitivity. ...Read more
The surface of my tooth is scuffed up and and as a result dull, from hitting it on something. Can my dentist polish it to make it smooth?
Why's there still tartar in between the tooth after having it polished and scaled by the dentist?
Hi please tell if i not go by prophy jet or tooth polish only by using toothpaste n mouthwash mystaining can go? Prophy jet is different from scaling?
Dentist shaved down a double chipped tooth and put in a tooth bonding that is slightly lower than my other front tooth that he polished. I have tmjwhy?
More info needed: Did you have any TMJ symptoms before? Have you discussed this issue with your dentist? Just by keeping your mouth open wide may trigger some TMJ or muscle pain. If your bite feels uncomfortable or you are unhappy with the length of your teeth or your bite, simple let the dentist know. It sounds like a simple adjustment, if necessary, will resolve your problems. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more
I'm seriously trying to eat clean and polish my diet up. What can I do to prevent my sweet tooth after eating healthy dishes?
I inhaled activated charcoal from a tooth polish for whitening. My chest feels heavy, im dizzy, tired and cold, but i can breathe still. What do i do?
What to do?: Discuss this with the dentist who just treated you or see your own physician asap, which is a good idea regardless. ...Read more
I take 3g of Amoxicillin for Dental Procedures (1 hour before )with moderate risk of Infectious Endocarditis due to Mitral Valve Repair taken for Scale and polish but can this be taken within one month of another dose ?As i need a tooth extraction
Premedication: Yes, you can premedicate as needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ok to take 3g Sachet Amoxicillin for Dental Scale Polish required, while taking course of Clenil 100mg (4wks)4 puff 2x day
reduced to 2 puffs x2 day?
Check with MD: Your prescribing medical doctor should be the one reducing or changing Cleril. ...Read more
I just had a composite filling done about 8 hours ago, and it hurts chewing, and even when I move my mouth. It was polished there. What could be wrong
Dental evaluation: direct this question to your dentist: multiple dental issues may be involved ...Read more
I accidentally grabbed my non-acetone me a polish remover and got some in my mouth did not swallow and washed my mouth with water for 20 min am i ok?
Can i still have a Dental scale and polish while on clopidogrel(plavix)
antiplatelet therapy is it safe?
How important is Dental Deep Clean Scale Polish after Mitral Valve Repair with Annuloplasty ring 2 yrs after Operation
With good Oral hygiene ?
Is a 3g sachet of Amoxicillin correct for Dental Deep Scale and Polish with Prosthetic Material Annuloplasty Ring in Mitral Valve Repair 1Hr before?
I get nausua a lot and saliva gathera in my mouth fast and I get this wierd burnish throw up feeling is it normal?
Regurgutation: This sounds like a form of acid reflux. Try to avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, soda, chocolate. Don't lie down after eating. A trial of an over the counter acid reduction medication for 2 weeks would be a good trial to look for improvement. Keep a dietary log before you see your doc. ...Read more