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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
264 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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Teeth cleaning (Tip)

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.
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How much does teeth cleaning typically cost?

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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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
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Teeth cleaning (Tip)

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
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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?

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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Dr. Kayvon Javid Dr. Javid
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Teeth cleaning (Tip)

Spare a minute of your day to floss your teeth. ...See more

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Teeth cleaning 5 days ago my 2 bottom teeth still hurt Is this from the cleaning or something else? I've had a cleaning before and didnt have a prob

Go See your DentIt's: After five days you shouldn't have much soreness unless the dentist had to do extreme cleaning. Go back and have him/her check it out. ...Read more

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What are the drawbacks of ultrasonic teeth cleaning?

What are the drawbacks of ultrasonic teeth cleaning?

Sensitivity: The only one is sensitivity to the water for some people.It is an excellent method of teeth cleaning, especially combined with localized hand scaling. ...Read more

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Teeth cleaning (Tip)

Get teeth straightened. Easier to care for, therefore less cavities. ...See more

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Are there any teeth cleaning products that do damage?

Are there any teeth cleaning products that do damage?

Possibly.: Hard brushes and some toothpastes can abrade enamel and exposed root. There are metal cleaning picks being sold that should never be used for the same reason. Watch your cleaning technique. Some people are sensitive to detergents in some toothpastes or rinses, such as sodium laurel sulfate, and may develop mouth sores as a result. Have your dentist demonstrate the best products for your mouth. ...Read more

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What does deep teeth cleaning and scaling actually do?

Removes debris : Deep cleaning or scaling of teeth is done to remove debris (tarter) and toxins from the root of each tooth as well as the sulcus (collar of gum tissue around each tooth). These are removed as they cause inflammation of these tissues, and subsequent bone loss (periodontal disease). You will also find your breath with will improve from removal of the active disease, bacteria and toxins. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
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Teeth cleaning (Tip)

Teeth with composite bonded fillings are generally less sensitive to hot and cold than amalgams. ...See more

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Is the irrigation deep teeth cleaning worth the hefty price tag?

Is the irrigation deep teeth cleaning worth the hefty price tag?

Can be: If you need it there can be a benefit. You want to be sure you have an accurate diagnosis indicating inflammation, pocket depths over 3 mm, bleeding on probing and possible horizontal bone loss. If not sure, get a second opinion from a Periodontist. After all, it is your mouth and you should be knowledgeable about and confident in any treatment and Provider. Due Diligence. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Teeth cleaning (Tip)

When flossing, try to use the string to scrape the sides of your teeth dont just slide it in and out. ...See more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more