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Scraping Tartar Off Teeth
Can a dentist shave off your teeth too much during a dental cleaning? What about when she scrapes off the tartar? My gums hole is bigger than last tim
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Dentist or hygienist: Only a dental professional can get the tarter off. It is pretty much impossible for a patient to scrape it off. After you get them cleaned, you definitely can keep it off with proper care, such as using a power toothbrush and flossing. Straightening the teeth will also make them easier to clean. ...Read more
Good oral hygin: Good oral hygin, at least 2 times a year hygin maintenance in a dental office in case of gum desiase 3 to 4 times a year. Dental check ups hygin and good home care (brush and flossing at least 2 times a day for minimum of 2 minutes) are very important to maintain a healy mouth and overall health. ...Read more
Get it done: Removing tarter will not cause teeth to chip. Removing tarter will not cause teeth to fall out. Leaving tarter in place will only result in more bone and tissue loss around the teeth...Get rid of it. ...Read more
I just noticed some hardened tartar on the back of two teeth. I have an appt for a dental cleaning in a month - do I need to go sooner?
If someone has tartar on his teeth which formula toothpaste would you like to suggest, is there any particular toothpaste to address such oral problem?
See dentist: Tartar, also known as calculus needs to be removed above and below the gum line by a licensed dentist or hygienist. Toothpastes are helpful in removing plaque, the soft bacteria on the teeth. By attempting to remove tartar yourself, you can cause a periodontal infection. Most adults require at least every 6 months visits to scale teeth, some requiring more often to prevent bone and tooth loss. ...Read more
Calcified plaque: Tarter is also known as calculus. When bacterial plaque remains on your teeth for a long time, the calcium ions in your saliva will cause this plaque to calcify. This needs to be removed by a professional, as it is very difficult to remove from the teeth without sharp instruments. To reduce the calculus on your teeth, get them cleaned professionally every six months. ...Read more
Treatment plan: See your dentist for a complete evaluation and full mouth series of radiographs. If you are deemed to have periodontal disease, you will be treated appropriately. Removal of calculus can make loose teeth looser, but you need a treatment plan and need to determine how you would like to address your dental health. ...Read more
Tartar on Teeth: You can keep brown tartar on your teeth until they fall out if you want. What you should know is that there is bacteria eating the bone around your teeth underneath that tartar. You should get that tartar off of your teeth if you want to keep your teeth for the long term. ...Read more
Wouldn't wait: I'm not sure what you are asking but...If you have tartar (calculus) on your teeth it can all be knocked off at anytime with a good cleaning. But, the longer you wait will allow the tartar to gather, get heavy and start affecting the gums and bone which keep your teeth tightly in your mouth. Remeber to take care of only the ones you want to keep in the long run. ...Read more
Plaque formation: I think you mean dental plaque, a soft, sticky, whitish matlike film attached to tooth surfaces, formed largely by the growth of bacteria that colonize the teeth. During the night with your mouth closed the bacteria grow rapidly. Brush before bed and see your dentist for regular cleanings at least every 6 months. ...Read more
No: Your dental hygienist does not want to cause damage to your teeth, so he or she will be cautious. However, if they have warned you about these problems, that means that you have some serious dental disease going on. Teeth that would fall out during a dental cleaning have advanced periodontal disease and likely won't last very long anyway. Spend some time talking with your dentist. ...Read more
Teeth: Once tartar is on the teeth it must be scraped away by a dentist or hygienist. There will always be some that will build up and that is why you will always need regular cleanings. However, if you effectively brush and floss your teeth daily then you can prevent a lot of tartar build up. Your dentist and staff should teach you the best techniques for brushing and flossing. ...Read more
Only if...: Only if you don't want more tarter to form. Tarter is calcified plaque, the sticky bacteria/food debris gunk that likes to collect between teeth where a toothbrush can't reach. If you have tarter removing it is not a diy project...Call your dentist. Get your mouth professionally cleaned, then brush 2 full minutes 2x/day and floss every day. ...Read more
Its possible: Damage to your teeth and gums will almost certainly result. There are some tools available to the public that will help accomplish this but it is really not recommended. ...Read more
Not effectively: You don't have the training or the instruments to do this effectively. Would you consider trying to operate on any other area of your body by yourself? You probably would do more harm than good. ...Read more
After cleaning my teeth due to tartar I have a slight detached gum and gap between teeth. Is it normal or I need to worry.
It is normal: During deep cleaning, instruments are used to remove plaque and to eliminate the source of infection. As a result, discomfort and swelling are usually experienced few days after the procedure. It is important to continue to brush the margin of your gums twice a day with a soft toothbrush and floss. The gums will have a chance to recover back to normal. ...Read more
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