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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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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


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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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Can you use dog liquid tartar removal as mouthwash for a human? I imagine if it won't kill a dog it should be ok.

Can you use dog liquid tartar removal as mouthwash for a human? I imagine if it won't kill a dog it should be ok.

Hmmmm: Dogs eat raw chicken, dirt and mud, bunny feces etc. And don't generally get sick. I hope you are not thinking of trying those things as well. There are better ways to keep your teeth free of tartar. Your dentist can help you decide how to go about that. ...Read more

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What are tartar?

What are tartar?

Hardened plaque: Plaque forms around your teeth all the time. If not removed it gets hardened by the minerals in your saliva. Once it has turned into tarter it is much more difficult to remove. It also becomes a surface for further plaque forms. This threatens the health of your gums. ...Read more

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Can tartar look brown?

Can tartar look brown?

Tarter: Tarter can be darkly stained, brown or black if it has been present for awhile. It is time for,you too see a dentist and have your teeth cleaned. You may have gum disease, and cavities. Remember that this can also effect your heart and the rest of your body. ...Read more

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How to get tartar off?

How to get tartar off?

See your dentist: The most effective (and safest) way to remove tartar is by having a dental cleaning (prophylaxis). ...Read more

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How can you avoid tartar build-up?

How can you avoid tartar build-up?

Brushing & flossing: Best way to avoid tarter build-up is to have your teeth professionally cleaned and follow the dentist's tooth brush and flossing instructions. Tarter starts to build up in areas you miss when you are brushing and flossing. You can avoid it by making sure you brush and floss all the surfaces of each tooth. A dentist can help you determine what areas you are missing. ...Read more

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Can bake soda help remove thin layer of tartar?

Can bake soda help remove thin layer of tartar?

Yes: It can help remove thin layer of plaque which is combination of bacteria, protein film layer on teeth and food debris. Effective for stain removal as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tartar?

What is the definition or description of: tartar?

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

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Can a lacotse in talarin person eat tartar sauce?

Can a lacotse in talarin person eat tartar sauce?

Lactose intolerance: Check the labels on the tartar sauce -- some may contain dairy products. If you eat them, you will not be a happy camper. Some tartar sauce may be okay for you, though. Here's one, with a recipe: http://tinyurl.Com/pwdh3cz. ...Read more

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