Removing plaque without a visit to The Chair
August 27, 2009 7:59 AM Subscribe
My question is two fold: is there a product on the market that can remove or at least loosen hardened plaque on the teeth? And, is there any actual damage being done to my teeth by just leaving the plaque there?
posted by caveat to health & fitness (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have plaque build-up on the back of a few of my bottom teeth. Nothing is visible from the front. Last time I went to the dentist he told me I had to schedule a deep cleaning to get it off. That was, um... some time ago.
I brush regularly, floss and sometimes use mouthwash. I didn't take great care of my teeth in my school days but they are pretty healthy now, aside form this.
I am both broke and terrified of the dentist, due to my apparent tolerance to Novocaine (when I get work done, I have to get shots in the nerve. This really, really hurts. BAD.) and the general unpleasantness of it all, so I'm trying to avoid going in.