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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Struyk
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Just quit: Staining your teeth is the least of the problems that smoking cigarettes causes. Do yourself a favor and just quit for good.
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Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Don't smoke at all: Your concern should be not the stains on your teeth but the possibility of oral cancer with continued smoking.
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Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Why smoke at all: It serves no benefit, only harm. Stains are not only the result of cigarettes -- they can also result form coffee, tea, ... . Best free advice i can ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I am not sure: What the reference is to developing teeth but chicken pox lesions can become scarred.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
History: There was a time tetracycline was ineffectually prescribed for the chicken pox virus. Tetracycline can damage developing tooth enamel.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
40 years experience Dentistry
Wont help: Whitening will not erase scarred teeth. See you dentist for help.
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Sure, come on down: Is this question a joke? This is something to discuss with the dentist who did your orthodontics.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Probably not: Braces don't damage teeth. Not cleaning well allows bacteria to collect next to braces and bacteria make acids that damage teeth. Eating hard, sti ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
32 years experience Periodontics
Fraxel Scar Removal: There having a great deal of success removing scars with the fraxel laser. This procedure would have to be performed by a dermatologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
As the socket: Goes through its various stages of healing it can take on some different colors. Make sure you are keeping the area clean and following instructions ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Scar tissue: Seek evaluation by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for revision of the scar tissue.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Pain: Anytime one experiences pain in their mouth, they should see a dentist to see what's causing it. It takes time for the socket and tissues to heal ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
See a dentist: White spot on the gum could come from many different things . We are usually worry about leukoplakia that could be a pre cancerous lesion . I doubt yo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience Dentistry
Developing teeth: There are many things that can affect developing teeth. Physical trauma such as falling, may damage a still-soft developing enamel layer through move ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Cheek biting: Hi Scott! If there are visible areas where you are biting your cheeks you may be able to have this painful tissue removed. In my practice I have a s ... Read More
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