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retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Use soft toothbrush: Retainers make gums more susceptible to inflammation cus they hold bacteria & food right against the gumline.Makes flossing impossible increasing risk ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Usually not. The tooth would have to be extremely loose for it to come out it an impression. Just because there is recession of the gingiva does no ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Post op pain: Everyone has a different pain tolerance... I've extracted teeth without an anesthetic and the patient did not flinch... other patients need injections ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, every night: You should brush your teeth at least three times a day or after every meal, and use proxy brush and floss prior to cleaning in the evening.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Gum recession from?: Not if properly made and you keep your mouth clean. If you have gum recession, consult with a periodontist for an evaluation as to cause. Also run thi ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
It could: Your mouth is in a steady state with the teeth being held by the bones being shielded by the gums etc. There's plenty of movement going on there alre ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
No: Erorsion means chemical loss of tooth structure. Tooth countouring is for shaping teeth, but by nature it is also reductive.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
20 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: Enamel is one of the hardest substances in the human body. Enamel grinding against a much more pliable plastic material like an invisalign tray is un ... Read More
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No and Yes: No, they should not cause any gum problem if done properly with thin, well adapted margins at or just below the gum line and with proper contours and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Kim
Dr. Tony Kim answered
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Wisdom Teeth: It's controversial whether impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding or not. If you have pain, it's possible the wisdom teeth are the cause. Overcrowding ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Less inflammation.: The best toothbrush is probably a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums. It also is unlikely to damage the tooth enamel wh ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberto Velasco
19 years experience Prosthodontics
Wrong treatment: The recession is not caused by the wear on your teeth, placing a material on the spot will probably cause even more recession. The right treatment is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
The opposite is true: flossing your teeth after a meal can help to prevent gum disease and teeth to shift.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Periodontal disease: Floss carefully several times/day. Rinse with half-strength hydrogen peroxide. Get a Water Pik, and use it every day. CoQ10 orally, and perhaps gen ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Sorry, but no.: I would not expect health insurance to pay for any treatment of the teeth or gums. It might pay for joint treatment such as physical therapy etc. If ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Hollander
35 years experience Dentistry
Extraction or not: It depends. If the bone of the upper arch of teeth are too far forward then extraction might be necessary. In most cases extraction is not needed. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes it can: The chewing surface of front teeth can become chipped, worn or damaged as the result of excessive wear, malocclusion, para functional habits, bruxism ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
41 years experience Dentistry
Consult Periodontist: Receding gums can be treated. Consult with a dental specialist periodontist for proper examination/ diagnosis/ treatment planning.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not smart: Braces don't cause gum recession. Improper oral hygiene and/or positioning teeth outside of proper bone support can cause recession. If concerned, a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bite Analysis: Except in cases of severe gum disease where bone is lost and teeth can tilt and drift, which in your case I doubt is the case, teeth do not turn and l ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: What is more common is that your Migraines are actually (caused or triggered by) Sinus headaches (either acute/acute on chronic sinusitis)- Very commo ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Bite turbos are for temporary dos articulation, preventing you from knocking your new brackets off as your teeth begin to level and align. Extrusion ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not really: If the gum has receded, so did the bone underneath. You will not stimulate bone growth and reattachment of the lost gingival tissue by flossing. The t ... Read More

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