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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Teeth Cleaning (Overview)

Tooth decay and gum disease are largely caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to accumulate on teeth within 20 minutes after eating. If this plaque is not removed thoroughly each day, tooth decay will flourish. Over time, plaque will harden into tartar.


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
260 doctors shared insights

Teeth Cleaning (Overview)

Tooth decay and gum disease are largely caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to accumulate on teeth within 20 minutes after eating. If this plaque is not removed thoroughly each day, tooth decay will flourish. Over time, plaque will harden into tartar.


Dr. John Thaler Dr. Thaler
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Improving Oral Health (Tip)

Improving Oral Health

Reserve special time each day to fully clean your teeth - am or pm. Stick to it. ...See more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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How much does teeth cleaning typically cost?

Cost is relative : These days. People will without hesitation spend $250 on a pair of sneakers but will balk at paying $150 for a relatively good cleaning and will find a coupon for a $29 cleaning. It's a material world! i tell my patients a saying i once heard -- "be true to your teeth or they will be false to you". So invest in your health - you can't go wrong there. ...Read more

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Whats the name of the alternative teeth cleaning?

A dental cleaning : Is also called a prophylaxis (or prophy). A more aggressive cleaning is called a scaling procedure. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Tip)

Improving Oral Health

Be careful using your front teeth to bite hard objects such as hard candy, ice cubes, etc. ...See more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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Please advise what is a good teeth cleaning method?

Please advise what is a good teeth cleaning method?

Good oral hygiene : To achieve that you need to have a checkup and a cleaning at your dentist twice a year, with following proper oral hygiene by properly flossing then brushing your teeth and gums and tongue, proper diet also help.. ...Read more

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I had got teeth cleaning and feelin about a week ago and and as of today im getting pain in that area.. What can it b it hurts bad?

Deep Restoration: It is very possible the restoration that was placed was very deep. If so, the nerve may have been affected. Call your dentist asap for an emergency appointment. The tooth in question may need root canal therapy. ...Read more

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