During presentation of the lesson, three pieces of plaque should be stuck to the pillowcase costume, while another should be put partially under the gumline
. A piece of plaque can also be put in between the shoulders of the child volunteers as they stand tightly next to each other.
Failure to remove tartar that has formed near the gumline
can cause the gums to become irritated and inflamed.
The cup-shaped brushhead with oscillating action has a "dual power" feature to reach deeper between teeth and below the gumline
The teeth could be lightly decalcified (whitish to shades of brown) or they could be decayed right down to the gumline
. Any signs of decay should precipitate a referral to a dentist.
Reduced salivary flow greatly increases the risk for dental caries, particularly gumline
decay, periodontal disease, yeast infections, and other oral lesions.
Therefore, your periodontist may decide that surgery is necessary to remove plaque and calculus below the gumline
. Your periodontist will reduce the pockets and position the gums to eliminate areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide.
Even if a "tartar control" toothpaste bears the ADA seal on its label, this is only a partial endorsement, stating that while such toothpastes may reduce the formation of tartar above the gumline
, they have not as yet been shown to inhibit tartar formation below the gumline
She explains that cleaning between teeth and below the gumline
is crucial to good oral health.
The 2-side of bristle lines clean teeth down to the gumline
while the flavored bristles promote chewing.
* Consider investing in an oral irrigator that removes plaque and food particles from between your teeth and beneath your gumline
Use a floss to clean the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline
, which are not reachable by toothbrush.
While you are brushing, take note of any abnormal growths, especially along the gumline
, as well as unexplained bleeding in the mouth.