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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Loose or missing teeth or broken teeth that irritate the tongue can cause problems with enunciation. Have a dentist take a look
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, yes: Teeth misalignment, missing teeth, broken teeth or teeth that do not have the proper normal bite is one of the many causes of speech impediments. See ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
28 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Probably not: Most likely "bad teeth" will not cause a speech problem. It is possible that an "bad" bite--or misaligned teeth can effect speech. Ask you dentist i ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course: Teeth misalignment or teeth that do not have the proper normal bite is one of the many causes of speech impediments. See your orthodontist and speech ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
YES: It's the gum infection that can cause infection of the inside lining of the heart called endocardium.
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Very possible : Due to the vast amount of blood vessels coming to and from the mouth any infection can spread harmful bacteria to the heart or any other organ. It is ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: "bad teeth", whether you mean tooth decay and/or gum disease is caused by bacteria. Unlike short term infections, like a cold, when you have "bad tee ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Check with ENT: An otorhinolaryngologist (ENT) will figure out your ear problems.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few things: Bad teeth will lead to an infection in the jaw and face. Sometimes into the blood stream. Also you may not be able to chew your food properly and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Periodontal: It's a contributing factor to periodontal (gum) disease which effects the gums and supporting tissues of your teeth. It does not directly affect the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
YES: If the infection is large enough and long standing so see your dentist asap.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Call a dentist: There are a variety of reasons that teeth shift-genetics, age, grinding, bad habits and missing teeth. The loss of a tooth or a contacts between the t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
No: See your physician for a physical exam. See a dentist for your mouth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Campbell
11 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: No, bell's palsy will have nothing to do with the state of your teeth.

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