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Doctor insights on: Stents And Dental Spring Cleaning

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Do stenting procedures for carotids also clean out the existing plaque?

Do stenting procedures for carotids also clean out the existing plaque?

No, compresses it: Stenting has 2-3x the risk of surgery of stroke TIA and death. Find good surgeon with 1-2% stroke rate and don't get stenting unless you are very high risk for surgery, have hade radiation to neck or in some cases redo. ...Read more

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What can I use to clean my dental crowns?

What can I use to clean my dental crowns?

same as your teeth: Treat crowns the same way you would your regular teeth, brush floss rince, etc. ...Read more

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How often should I clean dental retainers?

How often should I clean dental retainers?

Daily: Bacteria can buildup daily...When not in use, soak them in a cleanser...There are many types...Retainer brite, polident. ...Read more

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Is the dental office spit bowl cleaned?

Is the dental office spit bowl cleaned?

Spit bowls? In 2014?: Over the past twenty years, most modern dental practices eliminated "spit bowls" because they cannot be cleaned to current standards. Instead, most dentists will high speed suction/evacuate debris from your mouth in "real time." if any debris still remains, your mouth is "sprayed'" with water and you can "spit" into a clean, paper lined, funnel mounted onto a high speed suction line. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have dental cleaning?

Is it painful to have dental cleaning?

Dental cleaning: Professional dental cleaning is essential to good health and relatively painless. ...Read more

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Help please? How much does dental cleaning cost?

Help please? How much does dental cleaning cost?

$60 to $325: Nationwide basic dental cleaning can cost from $50 to $299. However, remember that a basic teeth cleaning is not always standard. Some clinics include an exam and X-rays in the cleaning. Most don’t. ...Read more

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What amount should a basic dental cleaning cost?

No set fee...: .... Unless you belong to an insurance network and are being treated by a participating dentist. If so, the fees are set by the insurance co and you can be told what the procedure "should" cost. Otherwise, it is what the office chooses to charge, and fees vary so widely that posting numbers is really meaningless. ...Read more

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How often should I go in for dental cleaning exams?

How often should I go in for dental cleaning exams?

Start 6 months: The frequency of dental cleanings needs to be determined for you by your dentist. You have to be able to trust the decision they make to guide you. Some people have pressing treatment needs that need to be addressed more frequently than every six months. This is a good question, ask you dentist. Don't forget to floss! and always wait for an hour or so after eating before brushing. This is new! ...Read more

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What is the proper way to clean one's dental retainer?

Retainer cleaning: With tooth paste and water at the same time you clean your teeth or a mild soap and water. The decision depends on the type of material? This should be discussed with your dentist as he knows what material was used. Some appliances have a special cleaning solution that is need. A anti-bacterial soaking solution is important to use. Sometimes they need to soak for a few hours. ...Read more

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Can i get a dental cleaning only 4-4.5 months after my last one?

Yes: You can get your teeth cleaned as often as you would like without doing any harm that i know of. If the question is really "will my insurance pay for it?" - that's another story. Your insurance will pay only what they are contractually obligated to pay for and not what you need or want. ...Read more

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