A 40-year-old member asked:
why would dentists crown a tooth that might crack more?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Protection: Crowns are designed to help the tooth from further fracture.
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Dentistry 36 years experience
Strengthen the tooth: A crown will protect the tooth and prevent a crack from getting bigger and having the tooth break. It is a wise investment to keep your tooth in good condition and function.
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Dentistry 54 years experience
Cracked teeth: It depends upon the extent of the crack and where the crack in the tooth is. If the tooth is determined to be salvageable, then full coverage of the tooth such as a crown may prevent the tooth from cracking more, thus helping to preserve a tooth that would otherwise normally be lost in time as a result of a more serious fracture.
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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?
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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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Last updated Apr 12, 2020
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