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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound Teeth Cleaning

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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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How much bleach gel is used for teeth cleaning?

How much bleach gel is used for teeth cleaning?

None: I can't say i've used bleaching gel for normal cleanings. We normally scale the teeth with either hand scalers or an ultrasonic scaler and then polish with a toothpaste-like medium. ...Read more

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Do i need a teeth cleaning if i brush every day?

Do i need a teeth cleaning if i brush every day?

Yes!: You should still see your dentist twice a year for a cleaning. Brushing and flossing remove plaque but not all of it. As plaque is left to harden it creates tartar, only a dental hygienist or professional cleaning can remove tartar buildup. Additionally, it's important to see a dentist regularly to prevent any problems, like cavities, before the get worse. ...Read more

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At what frequency should I go see the dentist for teeth cleaning?

At what frequency should I go see the dentist for teeth cleaning?

Everyone is unique: Everyone is unique in their dental needs. Some people have a very high predisposition to dental disease. For these more frequent visits are recommended. Talk to your dentist or hygienist and ask about your risk for dental disease. Hope this helps, . ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of waterpik or ultrasonic teeth cleaning?

It's all good: There really is no con to either of those. Regular waterpik use will help keep you teeth and gums clean and healthy; however, it's not a substitute for flossing. Dental floss is the only way to clean the point at which the teeth physically touch each other. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to apply braces after a deep teeth cleaning?

Treatment after Scal: Good day, As soon as tissue has healed and you can preform thorough home care continue with your orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Could brushing a lot make your teeth as clean as when you get your teeth cleaning done?

Could brushing a lot make your teeth as clean as when you get your teeth cleaning done?

Close but not exactl: Brushing frequently is great but you cannot get your teeth as clean a dental cleaning by a professional. They can clean your teeth and get the deposits of calculus off the areas that your tooth brush just cannot reach. ...Read more

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I got a teeth cleaning yesterday and later that night i was kissing my girlfriend was that a bad idea?

I got a teeth cleaning yesterday and later that night i was kissing my girlfriend was that a bad idea?

Not a problem: Sounds like a good idea as a reward for taking care of your teeth. Encourage your girlfriend to do the same. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Teeth Cleaning (Definition)

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 ...Read more