A 50-year-old member asked:
could a chipped tooth fall out overnight ?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Are you asking if the tooth itself or the chip? It's extremely rare for a non-loose tooth to suddenly fall out. If the tooth is chipped and part of the chip is loose and attached by the gums, then it is possible for that part of the tooth to fall out. See a dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated.
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Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Big fear only!: One of the biggest fears patients have is if they loose a filling or a piece of tooth is: will the rest of the tooth come out. The answer is 98% of the time no! however, the remaining exposed piece of tooth may be sharp edged, allow food to impact, be sensitive to cold and be a deep area in the tooth for decay to quickly assault the nerve. See a dentist before future problems occur.
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Is it normal for bottom teeth to come in before top teeth?
11 doctor answers • 22 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: The bottom middle incisors are almost always the first teeth and usually come in around 7 months old. However it is not a concern if the top teeth come in first. If your child has no teeth at 15 months old, your pediatrician will likely recommend a dental visit.
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A 22-year-old male asked about a member:
What is a normal age to start losing teeth?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
6 years: Children lose their first baby teeth around age 6 years when the permanent teeth start coming in. They will get a total of 28 teeth (not counting any wisdom teeth). In the teen years, some kids have 2-4 teeth pulled before getting orthodontic braces. Years later, adults lose teeth through accidents, tooth decay, etc. . . The average number of remaining teeth at age 50-64 is 22-23 teeth.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What could cause white spots or stains on my teeth?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Practice 55 years experience
Decalcifications: Acid reflux could cause the white spots while many foods and or medications can stain the enamel
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What does a supernumerary tooth look like?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 32 years experience
Anything: I personally have 2, they look like regular molars. Some are weird shaped, some are tiny teeth.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Where can I find information on the net about dental health?
5 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 12 years experience
ADA.org: The ada is the american dental association and should have a lot of resources for you. You could ask your locat dentist as well.
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