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Old 01-16-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Plaque or Crumbling Teeth?!

I've noticed this before, but never actually asked about it anywhere...

At the moment, i can lick the back of my teeth (bottom front ones) And they feel sharp...

I've licked about before, and a bit of hard white stuff has fell off.... my initial thought was "crumbeling tooth or plaque"

So looking in the mirror.

Where my bottom teeth meet my gums. they is a slight discolouration on the base of the teeth down to the gums... this is what's hard. and trying to pick it with my finger is possible, i can get my finger behind it a bit... but it won't move... I don't want to try too hard to shift some of this, incase it actually is tooth and not plaque..

Can anyone confirm weather a plaque buildup would feel very tough and hard? Also, how would i go about removing this from the bottom of my tooth if it is plaque.


Also is they any danger of me removing this?
and is they a danger of me leaving this? (just before i book a dentist appointment)

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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Re: Plaque or Crumbling Teeth?!

Hi,
It does sound like a build of plaque. When it gets like that you can't remove it yourself, though. All that you do is chip off small fragments. The plaque will go down into the gum along side the tooth where you can't reach.

Please make an appt with your dentist for a thorough cleaning. It's really important that you have this done by a professional. They have the tools and instruments to remove the plaque where you just can't reach.

Leaving it there should not be an option.
It is a perfect breeding ground for the kind of bacteria that will eventually dissolve your tooth's supporting bone. Not to mention it can give you really bad breath!

A professional cleaning and assessment is advised. Do make that appt.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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Re: Plaque or Crumbling Teeth?!

Thanks will get booked in sometime this week =)

 
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Re: Plaque or Crumbling Teeth?!

EXCELLENT!! Good luck!

 
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