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Doctor insights on: 4 Types Of Human Teeth

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What sort of donor typing is done when they swab your mouth to see who you might match with?

What sort of donor typing is done when they swab your mouth to see who you might match with?

Marrow donation...: The buccal (inside cheek) swab is most commonly done for the purpose of identifying & categorizing bone marrow donors. This is an easy test that determines exactly whose life a heroic donor can save. There are >30, 000 "types" of marrow, & getting the right match is critical. These "life-savers" have rescued many thousands of individuals since 1989. (that's the year a stranger saved my wife's life). ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My son has been having dark feces that reaks of decayed tooth. hes four. His dad is type 1 diabetic. Tiny Hair like things stand up n move in it wtf?

My son has been having dark feces that reaks of decayed tooth. hes four. His dad is type 1 diabetic. Tiny Hair like things stand up n move in it wtf?

Probably pinworms, : maybe another type of worms. See his pediatrician for evaluation. Early in the morning, spread his buttocks & press the sticky side of a piece of scotch tape against his anus. Put the tape in a small plastic bag & take it with you to the appointment so it can be checked for pinworm eggs. If stool samples are needed for other causes, his doctor will give you collection cups & instructions. ...Read more

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All four of my back teeth are hurting when i bite down, what could be going on?

All four of my back teeth are hurting when i bite down, what could be going on?

Bruxism: You may be grinding your teeth and the excess forces have inflamed the bone around those teeth. Have a local dentist examine you to see if a bite guard is indicated. You may also be suffering from periodontal disease... Radiographs would be needed to determine that. ...Read more

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My brother gets his teeth scaled and polished four times a year. Is there any detrimental effects of it on teeth?

My brother gets his teeth scaled and polished four times a year. Is there any detrimental effects of it on teeth?

No: People who have periodontal disease need to have their teeth cleaned 4 times a year. There is also a genetic component to periodontal disease. If your brother has it you should also be checked. Hopefully you are having periodontal charting to follow your gum health. Ask your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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Why has my four year old got brown staining on her teeth ?

Why has my four year old got brown staining on her teeth ?

See dentist: Could be stain or cavities. Can't tell on computer. If stain, your dentist can clean off the stain. If cavities, get them fixed before infection spreads. Please call your dentist now. ...Read more

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I just had four teeth extracted yesterday, what should I eat?

I just had four teeth extracted yesterday, what should I eat?

Nourishing food: You may eat any nourishing food that can be taken with comfort. Very soft food for the first several days is recommended. Avoid hard, crunchy foods such as potato chips or nuts that may complicate the extraction site for at least 7 days. Switch to regular foods when you feel comfortable enough to do so. Take care. ...Read more

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Iam 17 and just got crowns over my upper four front teeth. Is it too young age for crowns?

Iam 17 and just got crowns over my upper four front teeth. Is it too young age for crowns?

Probably yes: I like to wait until full growth is completed and the eruption process is complete. Some people can begin treatment at 17 but most i'll wait until 18 or 19. Females can begin earlier than males. ...Read more

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My 12 month old has only 4 front, top & bottom teeth, What types of foods and textures can I feed him?

My 12 month old has only 4 front, top & bottom teeth, What types of foods and textures can I feed him?

Go for it: At this age the child able to tolerate all types of foods even with a few teeth any as we still need to make sure that you had all big chunky foods into smaller pieces i.e. grapes or other items of bite-size hotdogs. It's important to continue to offer as many types of foods all types of textures would be tolerated by child this age and this will open the child up to try later on ...Read more