Doctor Q&A for Dr. Artashes Avakian

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Nightguard for TMJD?: It is very unclear what 'herniated disc' means. There is no such a term for the disc in the tm joint. I think you have been misdiagnosed. It can't be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Toothpaste?: The metallic taste in the mouth is a sign of failing restoration or accumulation of heavy metal compounds on the surf. Of the tongue. There are other ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Make sure check w/Dr: There are several reasons for the trace of blood in the stool. Each and every one of them need professional screening and dr.'s consultation. Do not a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It's not acceptable!: Swallowing chewing gum is very common problem, almost a habit for some people. You will need to be very careful doing that obviously it is a good idea ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not directly, but: One of the side effects of the medication he is taking is a dry mouth. It may lead to more active gum irritation due to reduction in salivary flow. Or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of F ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes, it may.: Most of those mouthwashes are chemicals that may be irritating to the mucosal membrane, it also depends on each patients sensitivity level and other f ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It's on everage 1800: Energy required for normal function of human body is roughly equal to 1400-2500 cal/day. It depends on many factors including age, gender, level of yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Artashes Avakian
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Refine your brushing: I am not sure what do you mean by saying toothpaste burn. It is most probably a soreness at the gum line because of excessive brushing that you develo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Wexler
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes, both: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a side effect of dry mouth which can cause the gums to become red/inflamed and irritable to touch. The whitening toothpast ... Read More
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