Pick or Scale Your Own Teeth

by Dr. Nadine on November 25, 2009

Home-scaling devices are available in drug stores but they can easily injure teeth and gums.  Gouging root surfaces, chipping enamel, or pushing calculus under the gumline resulting in an abscess are all negative outcomes of home-scalers.  Toothbrushes, floss, interdental brushes, proxabrushes, wooden toothpicks, and soft plastic floss picks can all be used safely and effectively at home.  Root scaling and planing is best done by a hygienist or dentist.  Tooth decay and gum abnormalities are found early at your check-ups and prevent costly repairs and tooth loss  from gum disease.

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Dr. Nadine October 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

Fear of the dentist is very common. We can help. We have laughing gas available and a gentle hygienist. Call us at 242-7373 for an appointment or just stop by the office at 2352 North 7th Street to get acquainted.

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