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Will my teeth fall out due to plaque causing gaps in teeth & what treatment should I undergo with ?

can't afford dentist but have big build up of plaque causing gaps in teeth My teeth are in bad condition. I m 18 , female, and can t afford a dentist. On my front teeth I have a big build up of plaque which has caused gaps in my teeth. 2 of my front, bottom teeth are surrounded by hard white plaque an i m scared that if I try to get rid of then the teeth will fall out as they are a little bit wobbly just now. I think the plaque is the only thing stopping them. I m really quite scared as I have low self confidence as it is. What can I do ? Please help. Will my teeth fall out ?
Mon, 22 Aug 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Plaque is very harmful to the gingival health. It should be removed by brushing teeth. Calculus is the hard deposits around teeth which can be removed by scaling done by a dentist only. To prevent further problems brush twice daily, floss your teeth once daily, clean your tongue using a tongue cleaner after brushing, change your tooth brush once in 3 months,scaling of teeth should be done once in 6 months, consult your dentist once in 6 months.
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi Dear,
Welcome to HCM.
From what you have said it appears that your teeth are in pretty bad shape and certainly requires a visit to a dental surgeon.
I think there must be Government run hospitals in your locality. There, I think should not be that expensive.
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  User's Response
In Ayurveda we recommend rubbing of teeth with finger with salt and 2-3 drops of mustard oil mixed in it, or there ia a tablet called G32 crush it and make it powder and brush your teeth with it. You must brush after dinner. Datun of neem is also recommended.
General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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If the plaque is hard and is attached with teeth so tight that it can't be removed then you have to consult a dentist and he will help you solve the problem.Since you cannot afford a dentist if you are an Indian then you can visit a Government hospital where you can get treated at very minimal cost or if it is necessary to do it in a private set up you can visit a NGO for help.Similarly if you are a native of any place you can take help of local NGO or any person who help the needy.
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