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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: You may have old bonding material from previous orthodontics or some other foreign body on your teeth which is picking up the stain or from a previous ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
? Veneer?: If the stain is really dark you may consider trying to cover it with a composite, but if it is really large and very dark a veneer may be necessary.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Not really: There are no temporary ways that come to mind. Depending on the severity of fluorosis you may be able to remove them completely with enamel microabras ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Snap on smile: There is a product out there called snap on smile. While not inexpensive, might be the answer you are looking for check out details on the internet.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandra Jaquery
13 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Comon finding: Teeth wear and are submitted to many chewing forces and habits. A comon finding in our days are people who clench and grind their teeth at night ot at ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dentist: See your dentist as soon as possible. Apply warm compresses frequently to try and get the abscess to drain. If your dentist is not immediately availab ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: Dentin is naturally a yellowish color and the addition of tea stain is not an easy combo to get white with just tooth paste of any kind. A good clean ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Decalcification: White stains are typically decalcification. There is a possibility of fluorosis. See a dentist to examine in person and talk to you about what ... 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Possible but: It is possible that erupting wisdom teeth can effect your front teeth, but there are many more likely reasons for your front teeth to have pain. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
28 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: No, The retainer will not keep you from clenching your teeth. It will keep your teeth apart but not protect them. If you are having issues with grindi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends on size: A small diastema can be easily restored with two bonded restorations (one on each side). If the space is large, it is more difficult: the bonding tend ... 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Don Millner
42 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bonding changed bite: Even the smallest amount of bonded material, when not placed in "balance" with the original bite, can cause your teeth to move and make your jaw sore ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sounds like a cervical cavity, at a minimum stained enamel or cementum. Could even be calculus. Impossible to tell without visualization, that's why i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience Dentistry
No: Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening. In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, wh ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Jordan
9 years experience Dentistry
Depends: How long ago was it done? I recommend patients wait 2-3 days before salt water rinsing and orajel etc.as it can dislodge the blood clot needed for hea ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Whitening: Having your teeth whitened does not affect the strength or integrity of the enamel and certain won't "wear it down.".
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: There are many techniques to change your bite in such a minor way to as to help with TMJ problems and esthetic issues. In many instances these minor c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
Gingivitis: This sounds like gingivitis, or maybe early periodontal disease. Schedule a teeth cleaning, and discuss these concerns with your dentist. In the meant ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No: Intrinsic stains are difficult. We treat them many times by etching only the stain and applying the bleaching agent only to the etched tooth. This may ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hans Reinemer
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Possible anywhere: It is possible for decay to occur on any surface of any tooth. Decay is the result of bacteria in plaque metabolizing sugar in the diet to create acid ... Read More

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