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Could the dentist remove tartar?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Of course: Once tartar has formed, only a dentist or hygienist can remove it. Call your dentist for anointment. ...Read more

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Could fluoride rinse really prevent tartar buildup?

Could fluoride rinse really prevent tartar buildup?

Not really: Fluoride rinses are helpful with preventing tooth decay but only mildly helpful with plaque removal and hardly at all with preventing calculus buildup. There are some rinse additives that claim to prevent calculus buildup but studies don't bear it out. The best way to reduce calculus and tartar build up is with physical plaque removal with a toothbrush and floss and regular dental cleanings ...Read more

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Can fish oil cause plaque and tartar?

Can fish oil cause plaque and tartar?

Definitely, no: There is no evidence to support that fish oil is a cause for plaque and tartar. Visit your dentist for a hygiene appointment. ...Read more

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How can I remove plaque or tartar?

How can I remove plaque or tartar?

Cleaning : At home by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist for your regular cleaning. ...Read more

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Dose plax anti plaque dental rinse help reduce tartar?

Dose plax anti plaque dental rinse help reduce tartar?

Its OK.: Otc rinses are only effective with good oral care habits. Plax or listerine or any other is not a substitute for brushing and flossing; it is an enhancement to an already active home care process. If you really want to reduce tartar, be certain to visit your dental hygienist every 3-6 months depending on how much tartar you accumulate. This will keep you and your mouth clean and healthy. ...Read more

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Can tartar look brown?

Can tartar look brown?

Yes: And the longer it's on your teeth, the more gum recession it causes. Tarter (calcified bacterial accretions) can discolor from the food/beverages you consume, from chromogenic bacteria, and from smoking. Please see your Dentist for removal and for proper oral hygiene instructions. ...Read more

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Can sodium bicarbonate take away teeth stains?

Can sodium bicarbonate take away teeth stains?

Yes: Also known as baking soda. Baking soda was commonly used by mixing with water and using it to brush your teeth. Dentists don't recommend using it this way, but many toothpaste companies have incorporated sodium bicarbonate in their whitening toothpastes. If used properly, these toothpastes are helpful for removing extrinsic stains. If the staining is intrinsic, no amount of baking soda will work. ...Read more

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What's tooth enamel erosion from?

What's tooth enamel erosion from?

From acids : Enamel erosion is from acids in the mouth. These acids can be from foods and beverages ( such as sodas, lemons, candies) or from the intestinal system ( such as acid reflux). ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda corrosive to tooth enamel?

Not really.: It will "polish" more than corrode. Microscopically, may show some "grinding" but not significant as to worry about it. ...Read more

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Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

No, it does not: The instruments are not designed to cut enamel, but rather to remove hardened deposits. ...Read more

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Could lush toothy tabs prevent cavities?

Could lush toothy tabs prevent cavities?

LUSH product: Thank you for posting this question. I have looked up this product online, as i was not aware of this product. Interesting--a tablet you can crush then brush with your tooth brush instead of toothpaste! while i cannot comment on this rather new product, preventing cavities requires basic home care: remove all bacteria by brushing ; flossing. Ask your dentist how clean your teeth are from using it. ...Read more

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Can peroxide mouth rinses remove plaque or prevent gum disease?

Can peroxide mouth rinses remove plaque or prevent gum disease?

Rinses dont reach: Gum disease is below the gum tissue. Rinses are good above the gum, but cannot reach beneath the gum tissue and even if they were directed below the gum tissue they would be flushed out by the fluid that forms there. You treat gum disease with a method like the perio protect method that delivers doctor selected medicines below the gum tissue where it controls the bacteria. ...Read more

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How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride: Cleaning the plaque from the tooth and the cavity prevention effects of fluoride help prevent tooth decay. Keep brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. ...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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What toothpaste and mouthwash work to remove plaque from periodonal pockets?

What  toothpaste and mouthwash work to remove plaque from periodonal pockets?

None: Plaque in a pocket must be scraped out by the dentist giving you a periodontal curretage. No mouthwash can remove plaque.. Listerine plaque mouthwash can help prevent the formation of plaque, but cannot remove it once it is present. Go to your dentist. Do not try to be your own dentist.. ...Read more

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Does listerine prevent yellow or stained teeth?

Does listerine prevent yellow or stained teeth?

No..: Listerine does inhibit the formation of plaque to some degree. However, other things contribute to yellowing or stained teeth that the listerine does not prevent. I suggest more meticulous oral hygiene procedures at home, good eating habits, and consultation with a dentist. A dentist can be more specific for you on what it takes to make your teeth look their best. ...Read more

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