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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
They say that milk is healyhy for you teeth can milk. Can milk give you straighter teeeth and a healthy smile?
Nope: Your body needs calcium to properly form tooth structure and bones. But drinking milk will not insure straight teeth. Check w md?Do to make sure you have a well balanced diet. Your body will channel all the calcium required into developing teeth (process starts in utero). Best thing you can do is avoid sugars/starches and keep mouth immaculately clean. Make sure to see dentist every 6 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pediatrician advice: Nursing moms can have wisdom teeth extracted with either local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia will require to modifications. If you want general anesthesia, drugs will stay in your system for a number of hours. Best protocol is to pump and refrigerate enough milk for 24 hours. After that, you can resume breast feeding as normal. ...Read more
Tooth whitening: Whitening ones teeth is a personal decision. Most people feel they look younger and have more confidence with a whiter smile. It is safe if done professionally by your dentist and usually more effective that way. The benefits are primarily psychological and esthetic with the side benefits that increased confidence brings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.
Sleep bruxism: The cause(s) of bruxism are not fully understood. Causes include stress and anxiety, sleep disorder, misalignment of teeth, aggressive or hyperactive personality. Give that baby teeth were ground down, i would recommend you see a pediatric dentist to evaluate the integrity of your 8 yr olds permanent teeth and strategies to keep your childs adult teeth intact. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I hear this fuss about sodium fluoride .. Natrium fluoride.. Fluoride found in tooth pastes. Are they really bad?
Fluoride: All the literature I have reviewed says Fluoride is safe at the levels used in toothpaste. Fluoride has prevented several generations from having the kind of decay our parents and grand -parents had when they were growing up in a world with a lot less sugar in it. Imagine no Fluoride and all the sugar snacks children are exposed to today, now say rampant decay. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
My 3 year old son drinks lots of milk, about 8 bottles a day. What would you recommend almond milk or cow milk?
Cut back on the milk: Truly as a pediatrician I strongly recommend that he not drink so much milk. Too much milk consumption in toddlers is a huge risk factor for iron deficiency anemia - which can be quite severe. Your 3 yr old should not be taking a bottle at this age. He should be drinking from a cup, and his milk consumption should be around 4 cups per day max. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm thinking about switching from lactose free milk to almond milk since I found out that almond milk has fewer calories. Should I make the switch?
Drinkers preference: There is no problem switching to almond milk from lactose free as it is lactose free as well. However almond milk contains less calcium and protein unless fortified with these substances so depends if you need these things. The almond milk has less calories if that is a concern. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Tooth Decay: Too much emphasis is placed on sugar being the cause of tooth decay. All sources of carbohydrates cause tooth decay! the stickiness and concentration of sugars determines how cariogenic the food may be. The true cause of decay specially in toddlers is the lack of daily dental home care by parents. It is not like a stinky dipper screaming to be change. You as parent must make it a priority. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you whiten your teeth at a dentist, but you drink coffee daily, are you just wasting money whitening teeth?
Absolutely not!: There is an art to teeth whitening. A one time visit at the dentist will whiten your teeth but all teeth fade a bit over time. Diets that include a lot of dark pigments can accelerate this fading. You may want to also add in touch up whitening at home. With regular home touch-ups you can still stay as light as you'd like. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Baby almost 2, uses soothie pacifier. Worried about teeth. Won't take another type. Will permanent teeth be affected?
Pacifier use: It was not mentioned how old the baby is, 2 years or 2 months. If the baby is 2 months old pacifier use should be discontinued by 6 months of age.I have not seen any problems with teeth with pacifier use at this age since the teeth usually come through around 9 months of age.If the child is 2 years old it's use should be immediately discontinued . ...Read more
Most likely nothing: As long as the wisdom teeth are not interfering with your invisalign aligners you do not have to do anything. If they are impinging on the aligners, the aligners can be adjusted. My best guess is they will eventually need to be extracted. This should have been evident on your invisalign radiographic work-up and discussed prior to your treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
7 MS old baby no teeth yet seems not getting satisfied with formula and baby food any other food i can give him without him choking besides puffs?
My daughter's orthodontist wants to have four canine teeth pulled because of crowding. But wouldn't an expander be better for her future adult teeth?
How old is your: daughter? I suspect these are baby teeth and not permanent teeth. If they were permanent teeth, then I might be more skeptical, but removing baby canine teeth is relatively common to give room for the front teeth to come in. It can decrease active orthodontic treatment time. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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