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Old 06-03-2019, 06:27 PM
 
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So went to dentist today and other than the tooth I need pulled which I knew about she dentist says I need to have my teeth scaled. Needless to say I HATE going to the dentist I get really bad anxiety ever since I was a kid. I used to do oil pulling with cocunut oil and I could tell a difference with my teeth feeling cleaner but then I had 14 teeth filled and I figured it wasn't working and I stopped. Reading online it seems more dangerous to my dental health to get my teeth scaled along with it sounding downright scary lol. Are there any products I can use to get the plaque off my teeth myself? Any ideas at all.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:42 PM
 
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Crest White Strips.

not any other kind.
i do not own stock in the company.
i use them and my dentist says i have done a good job.

there is good news and bad news:
bad news: do it EXACTLY right EVERY time or start over.
more bad news: it will take a month or more to really notice.
good news: it does actually work over time. give it time.
more good news: it is sooo much cheaper than other options.

bottom line:
if this does not work for you,
it did not cost that much to try it...
AND you did not have to go the dentist to do it.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Do you not floss?
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:57 PM
 
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Do you not floss?
No I have NEVER flossed on a regular basis. Here and there if I get food stuck in my teeth but not on a regular basis. My wife says I need to buy a water pic? Anything is better than the scaling lol. I have the tooth that needs removed and my front big teeth in the front are eroding because they were so close together and then my fang teeth I call them on the bottom have 2 small cavities on them which I need to get fixed....this is 2nd dentist to say I need scaling but first one said I had gingivitis the one today didn't say ANYTHING about my having it...its odd because between the first dentist and today's dentist I had started doing the oil pulling...thankfully we have some coconut oil here and I will get some peppermint oil and some baking soda and start brushing with that as well.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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Originally Posted by turkeydance View Post
Crest White Strips.

not any other kind.
i do not own stock in the company.
i use them and my dentist says i have done a good job.

there is good news and bad news:
bad news: do it EXACTLY right EVERY time or start over.
more bad news: it will take a month or more to really notice.
good news: it does actually work over time. give it time.
more good news: it is sooo much cheaper than other options.

bottom line:
if this does not work for you,
it did not cost that much to try it...
AND you did not have to go the dentist to do it.
Interesting. I have never used any of these products that they show but I will try this...I know my 2 back molars I have left have a LOT of plaque on them I can see it and the inside of my bottom front teeth as well.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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Crest White Strips is a teeth whitener--it doesn't remove tartar/calculus from your teeth. Tartar/calculus is hard as a rock and has to be scraped off at the dentist office, which is what they call scaling.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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O.R.I.O.N, you should only floss the teeth that you want to keep.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:52 PM
 
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Wait....you swished oil and STILL have problems?? Something doesn't add up. You must be doing it wrong.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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OP: I've been using CO and not necessarily pulling but use toothpaste made from CO for some yrs now BUT I've also changed my diet and eliminated a lot of carbs/sugars...14 fillings!!! I talk about my recent years with the dental offices in this forum. Could be your diet, what do you think.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:59 PM
 
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I agree it's obviously the diet.
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