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Could I have bad teeth that are sensitive?

Could I have bad teeth that are sensitive?

Definitely, yes: Tooth sensitivity is very common and approximately half the population experiences tooth sensitivity. Tooth decay and gum disease is the major cause for teeth sensitivity. See a dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Needing expert help. I have really bad teeth, need help?

Needing expert help. I have really bad teeth, need help?

Want expert advice?: Do not try to treat yourself after doing an internet search on dental treatment. See a dentist for a through clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays. Dentists are trained to help patients with really bad teeth as well as really good teeth and anything in between. ...Read more

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Are bad teeth genetic?

Are bad teeth genetic?

No - Bacteria: Bacteria cause cavities. Infants are born without the bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from parents, grandparents, caregivers to an infant by sharing food utensils. When exposed to simple sugars, the bacteria create acid, which damages tooth structure (forming a cavity). For more info google: strep mutans. ...Read more

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How will veneers help my bad teeth?

How will veneers help my bad teeth?

Veneers: Whether crowns, bridge, or veneers, a solid foundation is necessary so it's important to treat the "bad teeth" and eliminate potential periodontal disease. This will provide optimal situation for success of veneers or other restorations for function or esthetics. A thorough treatment plan and patient to doctor communication is vital for success. ...Read more

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Help! can bad teeth cause dizziness?

Help! can bad teeth cause dizziness?

YES: If the infection is large enough and long standing so see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Will having bad teeth also cause bell's palsy?

Will having bad teeth also cause bell's palsy?

IF...: If you develope an infection that affects the parotid gland or surrounding area, you may develope a facial palsy. ...Read more

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I have bad teeth can that be causing my headaches every day?

I have bad teeth can that be causing my headaches every day?

Possibly: Untreated decayed teeth and/or periodontal disease are just two of the many things that can cause headaches. The only way this can be determined is for someone to examine you. I would set up appointments with both your dentist and your md to evaluate and treat whatever is going on. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cutting back on sugar will help preserve genetically bad teeth?

Is it actually true that cutting back on sugar will help preserve genetically bad teeth?

It is true: The health of your teeth relies on a combination of genetics and dental hygiene. Your genes are 60% of your tooth decay. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily, less sugar food and drinks and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...Read more

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I was just playing around with my teeth with my tongue and it fell out, do I have bad teeth?

Of course: Natural teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, biting and grinding. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...Read more

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Bad teeth colour from fizzy drinks and lck of brushing. Is there any way to reverse these effects?

Bad teeth colour from fizzy drinks and lck of brushing. Is there any way to reverse these effects?

Rarely: Only very early enamel decalcification can be possibly reversed with the use of re-mineralizing prescription tooth pastes. I suggest that you see your own dentist to discuss both treatment options and ways to prevent further damage. Changing some of your habits can save your teeth and tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Get the information you need and make a difference in your life. ...Read more

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