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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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Additionally, "access to the subgingival area of every tooth is impossible in an unanesthetized canine or feline patient," the College notes on its website, referring to the area below the gumline.
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.
To prevent buildup of plaque in areas that brushing can't reach, regular flossing between the teeth and beneath the gumline is an important part of daily teeth maintenance.
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.
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.
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.
Complete Care gets to those hard to reach areas deep between teeth and below the gumline where plaque and stains tend to collect and make a person's smile dull and dingy.
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.
Brushing horizontally across your teeth can damage your gumline.