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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience in Dentistry
Yes!: No problem exercising... Just be careful not to bite any numb areas if the anesthesia has not worn off while exerting yourself.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience in Dentistry
Very long time: I have seem many that are 50 yrs old. Problems? Generally not.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Ask Benefits person: The person in charge of insurance benefits at the insurance company will know the answer to questions about covered services vs. self-paid services. Y ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Great already: There is nothing specific on the horizon at this point. Dental filling materials are always getting better. The ones we use now already look natura ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
No: Only when patients request it and it would be appropriate.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in Dentistry
"Ingredients": Mercury is one of the metals contained in the alloy of amalgam fillings. There is some controversy over whether or not is is released from the amalga ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
True with...: True whitening methods actually whiten teeth but not fillings and crowns. Much of what you hear and see in the media is marketing. They advertise "w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Usually no. : The sealants are in the grooves of the teeth. If someone grinds their teeth they are usually not grinding the grooves of the teeth. If they are grindi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience in Dentistry
Every body makes the: every body makes their own choices. Dentist will guide you and tell you what is right and wrong. If you choose not to follow given suggestion it is yo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Cleaning: Use of an ultrasonic cleaning instrument works really well.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in Dentistry
Bleaching: If the tooth has had a root canal, a dentist can place a whitening agent inside the tooth to "bleach" the tooth internally.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hamstra
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Space issue: One of the primary reasons is too little space in the mouth along the bones so that as the wisdom teeth erupt they crowd the other teeth and push them ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: After the decay is removed the tooth is filled depending upon what material is used to fill it. It could be filled with gold, porcelain, composite, o ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth sealants?: Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent the break down (demineralization) of the top portion of teeth. They seal the pits on the top of teeth whe ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Whitening pens: In my opinion, whitening pens have more of an effect on removing surface stain than internal bleaching of teeth + limitations. I would suggest that yo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: A porcelain crown covers the exposed are of the tooth. A deep tooth cleaning goes beyond the crown and below the gum onto root surface.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Unrestorability: Dentists don't like to extract teeth, at least i don't. I'd love to save an many as i can. Truth is, some teeth are so broken down that trying to rest ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
No, they do not: They are placed on the posterior teeth and are usually clear or tooth colored. It would be hard for anyone to see them. If they get that close, you're ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Dentists are people: Just like everybody else, dentists get their teeth cleaned periodically by another dentist or a dental hygienist. However, dentists, just like you sh ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
No: Your general dentist should be able to do that for you. If not, then find one who does tooth colored fillings on front and back teeth.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
Not exactly: The filling does not hurt. Your tooth hurts after the filling. Return to the dentist who placed the filling. The dentist will evaluate why the tooth h ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Safe, yes: If you are asking is it dangerous, the answer is no. But replacing perfectly good fillings (even if they are silver) can cause problems, including cra ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lots and lots: Most dental practices that have a periodontal component rely very heavily on the dental hygienists. Routine maintenance and monitoring of periodontal ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience in Dentistry
Not always : It depends on how bulky your teeth ate, and what the final objectives of the 'veneers' are. If you have small teeth that are thin..'shaving' teeth may ... Read More

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