The most effective way to remove plaque is to use tooth extractions, a procedure which involves the chewing of a thin toothbrush that is dipped in a tooth powder.
“We’re still not sure if there is a definitive answer to that question,” says Dr. Jennifer Dufresne, a dentist at University of Toronto Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
“It’s a big question mark.”
A tooth extractor is also often used to extract small chunks of tooth enamel, but this can be problematic for people with compromised oral health, such as those with diabetes or heart disease.
For those who do not have oral health problems, it is still possible to remove tooth plaque by using a toothbrush, but it’s a more invasive procedure and requires frequent cleaning of the affected areas.
Dr. Dufretnsne suggests using a powder-based tooth extract to get rid of small, tooth-sized flakes.
For example, a tooth brush can be used to remove one or two pieces of tooth paste.
“I don’t think it’s as effective as using toothpaste and just brushing the tooth,” she says.
“If you’re going to be using a lot of toothpaste, you’re probably going to have to do a lot more work to get it out.”
When to call dentist?
The best time to get a dental checkup is after the third day of tooth extraction.
Dentists typically recommend starting treatment as soon as you can remember and working up to two weeks later.
But even then, it’s important to see a dentist before you leave the house, says Dr Dufrets.
“The best thing to do is just get it checked out in a couple of days.”
The dentist will ask about any dental issues, such an infection or scarring.
She may also ask you about any previous treatment with your dentist, and if you have any allergies or allergies related to medications, she’ll ask you what they are.
If there are any health concerns, the dentist may refer you to a specialist who can provide more detailed advice.
“What you need to be concerned about is not only how well you’re doing but how long you’re in the hospital,” she warns.
“People should definitely talk to their dentist about this before leaving home.”
Tips to improve dental health The best dental care is based on a balanced approach, says Lisa Stilwell, a senior scientist with the University of Alberta Dentistry.
“Tooth extraction is just the first step.
The next step is to get regular dental care.”
That includes a regular visit with a dentist.
“Dental care should be as important as other medical care, such a regular check-up and follow-up visits,” she adds.
The good news is that dentists will tell you what you can do to prevent or treat dental health problems.
“You can make a denture, you can have regular dental work, you should always check your teeth every day.
You can get regular tooth fillings, and there are also preventive dentistry tools, such tooth paste and a fluoride toothbrush,” she explains.
To learn more about how to care for your teeth and get the dental care you need, read our latest Health and Wellness article.
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