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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

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

It is impossible: And it cannot damage the tooth structure or hurt the tooth enamel. Dental cleanings are essential not just for clean teeth, but a healthy mind and body as well. ...Read more

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How can tartar/calculus form on teeth?

How can tartar/calculus form on teeth?

Plaque and Calculus: Plaque is a gummy substance that forms on the teeth within a few hours after food. Plaque can harden, and when it does, it is then called tartar. Calculus = (tartar) is a form of hardened dental plaque. ...Read more

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How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

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

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What's the best dental cure for a teeth full of tartar?

What's the best dental cure for a teeth full of tartar?

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

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What are good ways to prevent tartar build up on my teeth?

What are good ways to prevent tartar build up on my teeth?

Brush and floss: Brushing and flossing will control the tartar build up. You will not get it all and that is why you need to see your dentist for cleaning. ...Read more

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I have a constant tartar buildup behind bottom front teeth, what is this?

I have a constant tartar buildup behind bottom front teeth, what is this?

Hardened Plaque: And plaque is composed of bacterial colonies. Brush and floss correctly and frequently and you will minimize the build-up. Smoking doesn't help the situation. A dentist is needed to remove the calculus. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of teeth falling out during tartar removal (scaling). Does this make sense?

I'm afraid of teeth falling out during tartar removal (scaling). Does this make sense?

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

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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?

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?

See below: If possible see if the hygienist or dentist can see you earlier. Remember to use dental floss correctly, brush at a 45 degree angle between the tooth and gum interface and use a tongue scraper as part of your daily routine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How does tartar form on teeth?

How does tartar form on teeth?

Calcium fr saliva: Tartar is formed on teeth from our saliva. Some of us form it easier than others because some of us have higher calcium content in our saliva. Calcium is the source of the tartar buildup. ...Read more

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What causes tartar on your teeth?

What causes tartar on your teeth?

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

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What can I do to get tartar off my teeth?

What can I do to get tartar off my teeth?

Periodontal therapy: Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease by removing plaque and tartar before it becomes severe. ...Read more

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How can I remove tartar from teeth at home?

How can I remove tartar from teeth at home?

Professional help: It would be hard to remove tartar or calculus from your teeth at home without proper dental instruments. I would recommend seeking professional care from a dentist. Failure to remove the tartar will result in gum disease. ...Read more

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Can removing hardered tartar make teeth fall out?

Can removing hardered tartar make teeth fall out?

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

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How long can one keep brown tartar on one's teeth for?

How long can one keep brown tartar on one's teeth for?

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

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How long can you keep tartar in teeth and still get it off?

How long can you keep tartar in teeth and still get it off?

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

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In the morning I feel all that tartar on my teeth. It forms overnight but how?

In the morning I feel all that tartar on my teeth. It forms overnight but how?

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

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Afraid of teeth chipping or falling out during tartar removal. Should I tell her to go easy?

Afraid of teeth chipping or falling out during tartar removal. Should I tell her to go easy?

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

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Can I get rid of tartar from between my teeth at home?

Can I get rid of tartar from between my teeth at home?

No: When food is soft on your teeth that is called plaque. Plaque can be removed by brushing and flossing. After 24-48 hours it hardens and becomes tartar. This can only be removed by a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of tartar on the teeth?

What is the best way to get rid of tartar on the teeth?

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

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What's the best way to get rid if tartar from teeth but at home?

What's the best way to get rid if tartar from teeth but at home?

At home???: Unless you know some good looking dental hygienist.... And can invite her over for dinner... I am not aware of any "best" way to remove tartar from your teeth outside of dental office... Sorry. ...Read more

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Should I still floss if I already have tartar/plaque on my teeth?

Should I still floss if I already have tartar/plaque on my teeth?

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

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How do I know if I have tartar on my teeth besides going to dentist?

How do I know if I have tartar on my teeth besides going to dentist?

Whitish or yellow: Tartar is hardened plaque stuck to the teeth. Sometimes you can see it as a whitish or yellowish "ring" along the gumline. If you can't remove it easily with brushing, it is likely tartar.
See a dentist to have it removed. ...Read more

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Tartar on bottom teeth please, what can I do to get rid of this, sir?

See your dental: Hygienist at least twice a year. He/she has equipment to remove tartar. ...Read more

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Can the gum grow back after teeth has been cleaned of plaque and tartar?

Can the gum grow back after teeth has been cleaned of plaque and tartar?

No: I some cases you may even get more gum recession as your gum is getting healthy and inflammation goes down. ...Read more

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Can you safely remove tartar from your teeth without visiting a dentist?

Can you safely remove tartar from your teeth without visiting a dentist?

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

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Could this yellow thing at the back of my teeth by tartar or just the tooth?

Could this yellow thing at the back of my teeth by tartar or just the tooth?

Very common: The most common sign of tartar is a yellow or brown color to teeth or gums. See your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to safely remove tartar from your teeth without visiting a dentist?

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

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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.

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

Tartar (Definition)

It is plaques that has absorbed minerals from the saliva and has become a hardened (calcified) mass. Usually can only be ...Read more