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Babies Born With Full Set Of Teeth
Never seen it: In more than 3 decades of pediatric practice I have never seen or heard of a kid born with a full set of teeth. In that time I have had 4-5 born with 1 or 2. ...Read more
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
Teeth: 20 baby teeth erupt between 6 months to 3 years. 32 permanent teeth erupt between ages 6 and 21. 1st dental examination age1. 1st orthodontic examination age 7. Pediatric dental specialists and orthodontic specialists are growth and development experts. See a pro. ...Read more
How long should we spend brushing our child's teeth? Our son only has 13 teeth at the moment, and I'm not sure what the right amount of time is that I should spend cleaning them. Should we spend the same amount of time as if he had a full set of teeth?
A: A good rule of thumb is at least 2 minutes. Consider using a power brush with a timer or a separate timer. 2 minutes is longer than you think! ...Read more
Veneers: A marvelous treatment modality in specific cases. Remember that to do veneers requires preparation of the tooth surface, a surgical procedure, and then a lifetime of maintenance. Please discuss the advisability of addressing your esthetic concerns with your dentist. Know that orthodontic treatment may be less expensive and less invasive than full mouth restorations. ...Read more
I have been taking a forms of pain meds since my car accident on july 19, 2007. Before the accident, I had a full set of teeth. Now, I have 3 left, why?
Many reasons: Sorry to hear about your story. There can be many causes for missing teeth. The pain medications can cause a dry mouth. Saliva is very important in neutralizing the acid created by the bacteria on your teeth. Furthermore, how often did you visit a dentist and was the treatment that was recommended by the dentist completed? Consider dental implants to have a full set a teeth again. ...Read more
One: 20 of them that erupt between 6 months and 3 years. And they need care. As soon as 1st baby tooth erupts, and no later than age 1, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you see a pediatric medical specialist. Don't wait "till 2-3. And by the way, 1st orthodontic check up age 7. ...Read more
What is the best time of day to brush my baby's teeth? Since he's not eating three set meals like we are, should we still brush at morning and night, or are other times better? .
Before: Before breakfast to remove the bacteria that turns foods into acids that make cavities. Before bed to remove any food debris, and then do not eat or drink after bruising. You must also floss your child's teeth daily to clean the 30% of the tooth that a toothbrush can't reach. 1st dental ck-up age 1 w a pediatric dental specialist (not a gp) for same reasons you see pediatrician. ...Read more
My two year old is getting in his six year old molars and he already has his full set of 20 toddler teeth. Should I be worried?
Possibly.: The 6 year molars, also known as the first adult molars, typically come in at ages 6 or 7 years old. If they are coming in at age 2, this is far out of the normal range. The very first thing I would recommend would be an appointment with a children's specialist called a pedodontist to verify that indeed, what you see are the first molars. ...Read more
$800 - $2, 000: On average, veneers can cost anywhere between $800 and $2, 000 per tooth, depending on geographical location, individual cases and needs. Call your dentist, you will be thrilled with the result, which will be a beautiful and radiant smile. ...Read more
Medicaid yes in Ark: In my state of arkansas, patients on medicaid can get full mouth extraction and one set of denture per lifetime. Medicaid also provides one reline per lifetime. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how many teeth and how many implants. Typically 4 - 6 implants and 12 - 14 teeth. Range is from 25 - 45, 000 dollars. Some of it depends on the final teeth : acrylic on a titanium frame or Porcelain individual crowns on a titanium frame. Upper arch best with porcelain, lower with acrylic. All factored in with potential wear and replacement need over time. Good Luck! ...Read more
Payment plan: Just like any other purchase, you will find most dentist have ways to accommodate you. Prices very widely, usually there is a relationship between the cost and the quality. Do some research for satisfaction with the office you choose. Good luck. ...Read more
Is an X-ray required for dental crowns where the extent of decay is visible with the naked eye? I don't want to have any unnecessary x-rays and I just had a full set of x-rays a month ago at my six month cleaning.
Yes!: A clinical exam even with magnification is insufficient for a true evaluation of decay removal. An x-ray is really necessary for a complete analysis. You need to bare in mind that while every exposure of radiation has risk, dental x-rays have extremely low radiation and with digital technology the images are better with even lower x-ray doses! The benefits far outweigh the risks! Get it done right. ...Read more
I take daily warfrin for my mechanical heart valve and have never had any issues..... I want a full set of dental implants.... What do I need to know?
Bridge therapy: Dental specialist won't pull your teeth and perform implants on warfarin therapy; risk/incidence of gum/jaw bleeding too high. Heart doctor won't want you off warfarin therapy; risk of clotting with mechanical valve too high. Bridge therapy, which your doctor or anticoagulation clinic can provide, will keep you safe on both issues. Good luck and great question. ...Read more
Extra teeth: Speak to the best general dentist, orthodontist and oral surgeon in your area. Have them, along with you, discuss your options, risk, and prognosis of each treatment choice. Each case is different and it would require a personal one on one clinical exam and x-rays to determine your best options. This cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more
Until old-age: Adult teeth continue to grow, but very very slowly. Normal chewing/grinding help to keep the teeth at appropriate length. An unapposed tooth can grow long to cause problem. Excessive grinding, more often during sleep, will wear out the teeth earlier...But your teeth probably don't stop growing until old-age. Healthy teeth=healthier body/heart. See dentist regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Dental exam: See your dentist about takings rays. What is the reason that you want x-rays to be taken? The answer to this question will determine the kind of x-rays that are most appropriate for you. Remember that x-rays are only one part of an examination. Your dentist will help you answer your concerns. ...Read more
My front teeth is not properly set on the same row. Can it be aligned, because one of the front teeth is poping out?
Ambiguous: Are you referring to a temporary denture, or bridge, or what? More info is needed to give you a proper answer. ...Read more
Dentures: The only new set of teeth one can get after the age of 100 is a new set of dentures. ...Read more
Lost my invisible aligners at the end of my 2 week cycle and have thrown out my old sets, my appointment is in 24 hours. Will my teeth shift by then?
Lost Ortho Aligners:
I don't believe there will be dramatic shift of the involved teeth for such a short time. However, our patients are charged additional fees if aligners are lost and require replacement. ...Read more
Of course: The orthodontic treatment in one arch is possible, but it has to be under the right circumstances. Many orthodontists offer an initial consultation for free. A free consultation allows you to find out what type of treatment is recommended and if you are a good candidate for a single arch braces. ...Read more
1st Orthodontic ckup: ! st Orthodontic cm-up Age 7. Many children benefit from interceptive procedures that aid eruption, harmonize skeletal units, reduce crowding, etc. DO NOT wait until all the baby teeth have fallen out or space required for best tooth alignment will be lost. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination NOW (usually free).n Orthodontist can then discuss appropriate treatment timing. ...Read more
Depends on severity: If you wore braces and were not diligent with retainers and teeth relapsed, depends on the extent of your current malocclusion how long it would take to resolve the problem. Must see an orthodontist to evaluate your individual problem. Know that the older you get the slower cells turn over. ...Read more
I have lost my middle teeth long back. Is there any immediate dental treatment to set my teeth right?
Denture: You can have a removable denture fabricated relatively quickly. A 'snap on smile' may also work for you. Ask your dentist. ...Read more
I have two teeth leaning on another tooth on the bottom set of my teeth, does than mean I need braces?
Maybe...: Ask your dentist... if you haven't been seen in the last six months it's time anyway. Your dentist can check for cavities or gum disease (this needs to be done before you can have orthodontic work done anyway). Then they can get you started with the right provider to straighten your smile and correct your bite :) ...Read more
Hi. I've had 3 teeth removed from me. 2 on my rightlower set, the other at the top of my right. Now I seem to feel a slight pain and my tooth is cracke?
See dentist: The only was to know for sure is to see a dentist and have him or her take a look. Best wishes! ...Read more
Probalbly not: Mosaicism is a condition in which cells within the same person have a different genetic makeup. This condition can affect any type of cell, including:blood cells, skin cells and egg and sperm cells. A second set of wisdom teeth by itself would not mean this condition exists. ...Read more