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A 30-year-old member asked:

difference between crack in tooth or cracked tooth syndrome?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
Not much: Many teeth have cracks as you get older. Enamel is brittle and as you clench, grind, bite it causes some microfractures which eventually lead to cracks. Cracks are not a big deal until they become deep, deep enough to reach the pulp of the tooth. Once that happens their is intense pain on biting; the tooth most often needs a root canal or extraction to solve this problem. A crown is normally rec.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Discomfort: Teeth with cracks generally do not hurt. Teeth with cracked tooth syndrome generally hurt when biting. This makes it important to treat cracked teeth before they begin to hurt, or before they actually fracture.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Pain: Cracked tooth syndrome is diagnosed when there is pain on release when biting. No pain if there is a crack.

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Is it normal for bottom teeth to come in before top teeth?

11 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Katz
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.
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Dr. Ron E. Bell commented
Cosmetic Dentistry 45 years experience
You could be proactive and see a dentist before the pediatrician recommends
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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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Dr. Robert Kwok
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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What could cause white spots or stains on my teeth?

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Dr. BARRY ETON
General Practice 55 years experience
Decalcifications: Acid reflux could cause the white spots while many foods and or medications can stain the enamel
A 44-year-old member asked:

What does a supernumerary tooth look like?

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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
Anything: I personally have 2, they look like regular molars. Some are weird shaped, some are tiny teeth.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Where can I find information on the net about dental health?

5 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jake Richards
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.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 24 years experience
The Academy of General Dentistry is another good dental health resource...www.AGD.org
Aug 15, 2012

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