I bought a dental scaler. Can i use it on some teeth?

Reply Thu 4 Oct, 2012 07:59 am
Hello friends

Some teeth have tarter. I emailed a dentist who said the only way to remove tarter is a Scaler. Since I am out of money and have no insurance right now can I scale my own teeth if I am gentle?

Best regards
Charle Goster
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Simon Joseph
Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2012 08:57 pm
@Charle Goster,
Hello Friends,

Yes, you can use the dental scaler on every teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits between dental visits is essential to good dental health. Brushing properly and flossing regularly is crucial. Using a dental scaler ensures that your teeth remain stain free and your gums remain healthy. The scaler removes tartar (also called calculus), plaque, stains, bacteria and debris from your teeth. Used once a week or as needed in conjunction with your brushing and flossing, the dental scaler helps keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition.
I have mentioned the tip for using dental scaler:
1. rush your teeth and floss.
2. Stand in front of a mirror in a brightly lit area like the bathroom. Bright light helps you spot minuscule stains and calculus. Calculus is also called tartar; both are the hardened buildup of plaque left unremoved on your teeth.
3. Examine your teeth to spot stains, and note the areas where scaling will be necessary. These are the areas where stains are present or where flossing has not removed all debris. Use a dental mirror to check the back sides of teeth.
4. Hold the tip of the dental scaler against the tooth at the gum line. Do not delve any deeper with a dental scaler; leave deeper cleaning procedures to a dental professional.
5. Glide the scaler away from the gum line. Feel for any roughness or "catches." The "catches" you may feel are tartar.
6. Gently drag the tip of the dental scaler away from the gum line, toward the biting edge of the tooth, removing all tartar, plaque and debris along the way.
7. Hold the scaler under running water to remove any debris caught on the tip.
8. Check to make sure all sides of the tooth (in between teeth, as well as the outside and inside surfaces) are smooth and have no more tartar. Repeat the scaling process for all areas of each individual tooth where debris or stains are located at or near the gum line.
9. Address the individual stains on teeth by taking the sharp point of the scaler and manually scraping away stains. Stains can build up from smoking or from frequently drinking coffee, tea or red wine; regular food consumption can also result in staining.
10. Clean all scalers and mirrors thoroughly; use a disinfectant or sanitizer. Towel dry, wrap the scaler in a dry paper towel or cloth and store in a closed container until next use.

Thanks And Regards
Simon Joseph
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 07:21 am
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 07:27 am
@Charle Goster,
Charle Goster wrote:
can I scale my own teeth if I am gentle?

probably easier than scaling mt. everest
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 07:30 am
I bought a dental scaler. Can i use it on some teeth?

some teeth?

it's best you use it on your own, unless you get permission otherwise
Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 07:35 am
Although it would be an interesting activity for a second date.
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