gumline


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gumline

, gum line (gum'lin?)
The line along which the gum meets the tooth. The gum line parallels the cervical line, but they rarely coincide.
Synonym: free gingival margin; gingival line; gingival margin
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It has many features, including the sonic wave cleaning action that removes five times more plaque along the gumline compared to a manual brush, the dentist recommended two-minute timer and a handy travel case.
Having a scale and polish removes the build-up of tartar from near the gumline, in turn reducing the risk of severe gum disease, they said.
In terms of the finished restoration, patients will have the best experience with a provisional that is very smooth, easy to clean around, and that provides good marginal integrity, which helps to avoid sensitivity at the gumline.
For example, veneers or crowns that are slightly wider and longer than your teeth can make your smile broader - or you can have your gumline trimmed with a special laser to make your teeth look longer.
The system includes the new ProResults brush head that removes more plaque biofilm in hard-to-reach areas, posterior teeth, interproximal spaces, between teeth and along the gumline than competing brushes.
This is accomplished by focusing the toothbrush where the bacteria are most numerous: at the gumline, where the tooth and gums meet.
Peel the lower lips back and use a sharp knife to score the lip skin as close to the gumline as possible.
Place your tongue into your bottom gumline and extend the tongue outwards - but be careful not to overstretch.
Immediately prior to and 20 minutes following the interaction sessions, saliva samples were taken from the mothers and infants by placing a dental swab (dipped in lemonade crystals) along the gumline to be subsequently assayed for cortisol levels.
When this plaque is not removed regularly or when conditions interfere with the natural saliva levels or function, the bacteria can accumulate along the gumline, between teeth and in other hard-to-reach areas.
Alison applied a gel to my teeth and another desensitising gel to my gumline before the Zoom lamp was turned on.