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Teeth cleaning (also known as prophylaxis/scaling, literally a preventive treatment of a disease) is a procedure for the removal of tartar and plaque (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth brushing. It is often done by a dental hygienist. Professional cleaning includes scaling, polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various hand instruments or automated devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. "The research evidence is not of sufficient quality to reach any conclusions regarding the beneficial and adverse effects of routine scaling and polishing for periodontal health and regarding the effects of providing this intervention at different time intervals". Thus, any general recommendation for a frequency of routine cleaning (e.g. every six months, every year) has no empirical basis. Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned every six months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during treatment of dental and other oral disorders. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year. Good oral hygiene helps to prevent cavities, tartar build-up, and gum disease.
Frequent and inappropriate use of antibiotics can cause bacteria or other microbes to adapt and develop a tolerance for such antibiotic, so antibiotics don't work against them. When an antibiotic drug no longer has an effect on a certain strain of bacteria, those bacteria are said to be antibiotic resistant. Treating these resistant bacteria requires higher doses of medicine or stronger antibiotics.Antibiotics can be lifesavers and are required to treat severe bacterial infections, but overuse and misuse has increased the drug-resistant germs. Inform your doctor of any allergies you have—such as a penicillin allergy—prior to receiving any antibiotics. Your health care provider will discuss recommendations to address these issues. Be sure to take the complete amount of antibiotic prescribed according to the doctor's instructions. Failure to comply may result in a reoccurrence of the bacterial infection. Know how and when to take your antibiotic. Ask your pharmacist about potential side effects, and contact your doctor immediately if serious reactions occur. If you miss a dose, do not double the next dose. Simply resume with the next scheduled dose as directed. Because some foods and alcohol may interact badly with antibiotics, discuss with your pharmacist whether you should take antibiotics on an empty or full stomach.
To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet -- what you eat and how often you eat -- are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, and it's the acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. The more often you eat and snack, the more frequently you are exposing your teeth to the cycle of decay. The best food choices for the health of your mouth include cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts, and milk. These foods are thought to protect tooth enamel by providing the calcium and phosphorus needed to re-mineralize teeth (a natural process by which minerals are re-deposited in tooth enamel after being removed by acids). For those people that are lactose intolerant and cannot ingest milk products, green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach are high in calcium. Other food choices include firm/crunchy fruits (for example, apples and pears) and vegetables. These foods have a high water content, which dilutes the effects of the sugars they contain, and stimulate the flow of saliva (which helps protect against decay by washing away food particles and buffering acid). Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and lemons, should be eaten as part of a larger meal to minimize the acid from them. Poor food choices include candy -- such as lollipops, hard candies, and mints -- cookies, cakes, pies, breads, muffins, potato chips, pretzels, french fries, bananas, raisins, and other dried fruits. These foods contain large amounts of sugar and/or can stick to teeth, providing a fuel source for bacteria. In addition, cough drops should be used only when necessary as they, like sugary candy, contribute to tooth decay. The best beverage choices include water (especially fluoridated water), milk, and unsweetened tea. Limit your consumption of sugar-containing drinks, including soft drinks, lemonade, and coffee or tea with added sugar. Also, avoid day-long sipping of sugar-containing drinks -- day-long sipping exposes your teeth to constant sugar and, in turn, constant decay-causing acids.