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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Crowded Teeth (Overview)

Dental crowding results from a discrepancy between tooth size and jaw size. This results in a misalignment of the teeth which is often corrected with orthodontic appliances.


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I've had daily headaches, sometimes migraines for 2 weeks now. Mri, CT scan. Spinal tap are normal. Is this caused by crowded teeth or tooth pressure?

I've had daily headaches, sometimes migraines for 2 weeks now. Mri, CT scan. Spinal tap are normal. Is this caused by crowded teeth or tooth pressure?

Occlusal examination: Headaches/malocclusion (bad bite)/bruxism (clenching/grinding) are often simultaneous complaints, but may be separate but coincident problems. Please see an orthodontist to have your occlusion evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Crowded Teeth (Overview)

Dental crowding results from a discrepancy between tooth size and jaw size. This results in a misalignment of the teeth which is often corrected with orthodontic appliances.


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Does having crowded teeth mean you need braces?

Does having crowded teeth mean you need braces?

Orthodontics: That's one of many indications. There are lots of others. Depending upon the age of the individual and the stage of development, some crowding of teeth may unravel as the jaw grows. The bottom line: it's always best to get an early orthodontic consult. If your an adult, discuss treatment options with a general dentist who may then refer you for an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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Crowded teeth (Tip)

Make sure to wear your retainers every night forever to keep your teeth from rebounding. ...See more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
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Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
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Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
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Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
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How are children with cavities treated? Our four year old has some very crowded teeth, and has developed a cavity. He has an appointment coming up to have it filled, but i'd like to have some idea of what the process is. Are children that young put all th

How are children with cavities treated? Our four year old has some very crowded teeth, and has developed a cavity. He has an appointment coming up to have it filled, but i'd like to have some idea of what the process is. Are children that young put all th

It is very common: Although we hate to have young ones have cavities, if they develop them early it is even more important to have them restored. Your family dentist can evaluate how your child is going to do with the procedures, and may suggest a specialist, a pediatric dentist or pedodontist , see your little one. They are amazing in their ability to restore little mouths ...Read more

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What are some options for correcting crowded teeth?

What are some options for correcting crowded teeth?

Basically 3 options.: Sometimes minor crowding can be resolved by expansion, or by enlarging the arch of your teeth. Another option for minor crowding is reducing the size of your teeth by shaving a tiny bit between your teeth. The third option is to remove some teeth when severe crowding is present. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
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Crowded teeth (Tip)

Teeth often shape self confidence. It is expensive, but your loved ones are worth it. ...See more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
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See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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How do you fix crowded teeth?

Get Ortho consult: The dental specialist that deals with tooth and jaw misalignment problems is the orthodontist, and there are many ways to uncrowd. Ask you dentist to refer you for a consultation with an orthodontic specialist. Working together, the orthodontist can create the best possible platform on which your dentist can do any required tooth reshaping. ...Read more

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How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

Dentist or hygienist: Only a dental professional can get the tarter off. It is pretty much impossible for a patient to scrape it off. After you get them cleaned, you definitely can keep it off with proper care, such as using a power toothbrush and flossing. Straightening the teeth will also make them easier to clean. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
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Crowded teeth (Tip)

Don't suck your thumb when your permanent teeth come in. ...See more

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Are there better ways to floss my teeth? I've always been quite bad at flossing. I have a small mouth, and crowded teeth, so it's a chore. I see bunches of other ways to floss in the drug store though. Are any of these others ways better for people like m

Are there better ways to floss my teeth? I've always been quite bad at flossing. I have a small mouth, and crowded teeth, so it's a chore. I see bunches of other ways to floss in the drug store though. Are any of these others ways better for people like m

Though : Though there are devices to aid flossing, nothing has come out to replace it. I would suggest you get some help from your hygienist in technique. They have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share. Iwould also suggest you consider straightening - perhaps invisalign (though you would need to be evaluated to see if it would work for you). ...Read more

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What can you do about a high palate and crowded teeth?

What can you do about a high palate and crowded teeth?

Crowded teeth: A high palate is not as much of a concern as a narrow palate; however they often go hand in hand. If the palate is narrow and you are younger than 16-17 then you can expand the palate. Expansion will also help create some room for crowded teeth. Now, there are limitations and you will need to have an exam and consult with an orthodontist to go over options and limitations. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Crowded teeth (Tip)

Do clean your teeth very carefully. It is easier to get cavities if you slip up a little bit. ...See more

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Are crowded teeth a health risk or just cosmetic problem?

Crowded teeth: Yes. Crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean and you're more susceptible to periodontal disease. ( gum and bone disease). ...Read more

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How do you fix crowded teeth?

Get Ortho consult: The dental specialist that deals with tooth and jaw misalignment problems is the orthodontist, and there are many ways to uncrowd. Ask you dentist to refer you for a consultation with an orthodontic specialist. Working together, the orthodontist can create the best possible platform on which your dentist can do any required tooth reshaping. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
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Crowded teeth (Tip)

There is no trick. Some just have poor teeth. Thumb sucking is 2 b stopped, is the only one i know. ...See more

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What are some options for correcting crowded teeth?

Basically 3 options.: Sometimes minor crowding can be resolved by expansion, or by enlarging the arch of your teeth. Another option for minor crowding is reducing the size of your teeth by shaving a tiny bit between your teeth. The third option is to remove some teeth when severe crowding is present. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Crowded teeth?

Crowded Teeth: Dental crowding results from a discrepancy between tooth size and jaw size. This results in a misalignment of the teeth which is often corrected with orthodontic appliances. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Stoner Dr. Stoner
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Crowded teeth (Tip)

Thumb sucking makes teeth crooked. See an orthdontist if your child is still sucking after 5 years. ...See more

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