Doctor Q&A for Dr. Gary Chapman

A male asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: Sounds like you should have your teeth cleaned and a thorough dental exam. Periodontal disease has these symptoms you are reporting, especially this ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Morning: There is a saying: Brush your teeth in the morning for your spouse and friends and at night before bed for yor teeth. Same goes for mouthwash!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Possible TMJ issue: Sounds like you may be developing a TMJ ( jaw joint) issue. These have a tendency to appear in the female population usually around puberty, but can ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
It will fall off: Relax. It will likely fall off.
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Brush your tongue: Brush your tongue with the fluffy side of your toothbrush. Do it until your tongue looks better. Avoid Mountain Dew.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Maybe it can....: A mild underbite, with a functional shift, can frequently be treated very well without surgical intervention. Sever underbite will usually require su ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
It depends: A Class I malocclusion can be corrected in as little as 6 months in some cases and as much as 2 years. Factors such as amount of crowding (crooked te ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Yes, but No: Retainers are the most important part of orthodontic treatment. They maintain your nice teeth from "wrinkeling" with age and the passage of time. Re ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Not a good idea: Your aligners are not designed to be chewed with. Chewing will shorten their lifespan to less than 2 weeks, which will affect your tooth movement neg ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
ASAP: The sooner the better. Tomorrow morning may be the best you can do. The canal will need to be sterilized again and sealed up.
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