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Why do my back teeth look whiter than my front?

Why do my back teeth look whiter than my front?

Difficult to guess: Regardless, with ZOOM! teeth whitening system, you’ll get a whiter, brighter smile within just one hour. It can improve both your confidence and appearance. ...Read more

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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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When taking bite plate off your back teeth does it hurt?

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When taking bite plate off your back teeth does it hurt?

Don't tip it off: When removing a partial metal denture from back anchoring teeth, it is important to place it and remove it 90 degrees to the teeth. If you are taking the plate off at an angle, it creates torque on the crucial teeth that hold it in.. Often the teeth are weak to begin with. Put your fingers under the clasps and push directly upward or downward with your fingernails to remove. ...Read more

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Why do my back teeth hurt, and who should I see for this?

Dentist: If your teeth hurt, then going to your dentist is best to start. If they see needs to refer to a specialist, they will probably do so. ...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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I got a crown on one of my back teeth 3 months ago and it still hurts. How long till it stops?

Sore crown: Have the dentist check things out. Perhaps a bite adjustment is all that is needed. You might need an xray taken in order to check a few things out: the fit of the crown, the nerve health of the tooth. Make the call and have it looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you have crowns fitted on very heavily filled back teeth. I am approx 65 years old and am not sure what to do?

Could you have crowns fitted on very heavily filled back teeth. I am approx 65 years old and am not sure what to do?

Usually: Yes, this is commonly done. See the expert - the prosthodontist - for a full evaluation and treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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My back teeth on my left side top and bottom are severly slanted. Bottom one slanted in. Top one slanted out. Why did it happen?

My back teeth on my left side top and bottom are severly slanted. Bottom one slanted in.  Top one slanted out. Why did it happen?

Many factors: These are some, but not all the causes: over retained baby teeth, size of your jaw, oral habits, jaw bone development. Loss of some teeth that cause other teeth to shift. They can be fixed with orthodontics. ...Read more

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I have an exposed nerve on one of my back teeth and do not have any insurance is there anything I can do at home to nake it stop hurting?

I have an exposed nerve on one of my back teeth and do not have any insurance is there anything I can do at home to nake it stop hurting?

Sensodyne: You can try to brush with something like sensodyne. However, if this is a sign of deteriorating dentition, you really should see a dentist, as these problems can get out of hand and lead to infection. ...Read more

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How to floss my front back teeth?

How to floss my front back teeth?

It doesn't matter: whether you start with your upper or lower teeth, or whether you start in the front or the back. Just make sure that you floss all your teeth at least two times a day. ...Read more

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One of my back teeth hurts, could it be from gum?

One of my back teeth hurts, could it be from gum?

Could be...: Tooth pain is best diagnosed by a dentist who has the ability to take an x-ray, examine the tooth area, probe the gums and then come to a conclusion. See a dentist to prevent your situation from intensifying. A little cavity is so much less expensive and less uncomfortable than a crown, root canal or extraction. Prevention is the real key in dentistry. ...Read more

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Which type of crown is best for the back teeth (last molar)?

Which type of crown is best for the back teeth (last molar)?

DEPENDS!!: Your dentist will take a number of factors into this decision, like most decisions there is never an always or never. If the tooth that occludes with your new crown is a natural tooth you may want to consider gold although i rarely due gold anymore due to patient esthetic concerns. All zirconia are very nice due to there strength and further back you get in the mouth, the stronger the forces! ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why are my back teeth sensitive all the sudden, please help!?

I really need some answers! why are my back teeth sensitive all the sudden, please help!?

Sensitivity: Decay, recession, grinding, periodontal disease, dry mouth, high acid diet, bulimia are some reasons for sensitive teeth.. See a dentist to find out what is going on with your teeth. ...Read more

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I want a upper partial......I only have five front teeth and no back teeth.....is this possible?

I want a upper partial......I only have five front teeth and no back teeth.....is this possible?

Possible, but: In addition to a partial denture there are many other restorative solutions available. Please have your Dentist evaluate your teeth, bone, and gum tissues, and then recommend the best treatment options for you. ...Read more

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One of my back teeth has lost its enamel on its outer side. Is there some way to make the tooth white? Should i?

One of my back teeth has lost its enamel on its outer side. Is there some way to make the tooth white? Should i?

See a Dentist!: Your concern needs to be more than a cosmetic fix. Before serious damage is done, see a dentist. In recent years they have paid great attention to how the final result will look - but that will not be the first issue. Oral health is important to many other body systems. Take care of it and you'll be much better off. Best! ...Read more

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Hello i had two back teeth out on monday with the root was bleeding a lot but now on friday it started bleeding again ?

Hello i had two back teeth out on monday with the root was bleeding a lot but now on friday it started bleeding again ?

Call the dentist: If it is bleeding a lot call your dentist. If it is just a small amout then most likely you just reinjured the area. That should heal on its own. If you have any concerns call your dentist. ...Read more

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My eleven and a half year old daughter has these small flaps of tissue lifting up behind her back teeth.. What would this be caused from?

My eleven and a half year old daughter has these small flaps of tissue lifting up behind her back teeth..  What would this be caused from?

Operculum: Fancy name for the flap of gum tissue that was covering the complete tooth but as the tooth comes in the gum tissue receeds away. The very back portion is the last part to go away and can take a while. It can be sore but the best thing is to encourage them to chew solid foods back there and it will help the tissue to receed. ...Read more

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It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?

It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?

Anatomy: Back teeth, because of their shapes, are more susceptible to decay. It's also harder to care for supporting tissues. Add to that not bruising 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, not flossing, not having check-ups 2x/year, eating hard foods like ice, high sugar diet, not replacing missing teeth immediately, etc. comes down to see your Dentist regularly and follow advice to the letter. ...Read more

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My son 4 years old had dental procedures to put crowns -silver- on the back teeth. How long are going to last do they fall out with the teeth ?

My son 4 years old had dental procedures to put crowns -silver- on the back teeth. How long are going to last do they fall out with the teeth ?

Yes: At four years old, all his teeth will be replaced with permanent teeth and when the teeth are lost, the stainless steel crowns will be lost as well. How long they last meanwhile will depend upon the quality of care, his diet and how well his teeth are kept clean. It is imperative that you understand why this happened in the first place and what has to be done to prevent further cavities! ...Read more

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Hello I used a waterpik for the first time a few days ago suddenly last evening and occasionally today my front 4 crowns and back teeth hurt. Why?!

Hello I used a waterpik for the first time a few days ago suddenly last evening and occasionally today my front 4 crowns and back teeth hurt. Why?!

Waterpik: most likely coincident. A waterpik is just an aid to help with oral hygiene routine. Be careful not to be too aggressive with any dental tools you use. ...Read more

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