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Bite Plate Orthodontics
An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more
My clear plastic retainer is on verge of breaking and I won't be seeing my orthodontist in one week. Anything I can do?
What do you suggest if my clear plastic retainer is on verge of breaking and I won't be seeing my orthodontist in one week?
Your OK: See if they can see you sooner, but if not, keep wearing until it breaks, then discuss at your next appointment ...Read more
Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?
NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read more
What exactly makes accelerated orthodontics "accelerated"? I've done a bit of reading on accelerated orthodontics, but from what I can tell much of it involves tooth extractions and some sort of surgical procedure. Is there some way in which the actual br
Tooth bone surgery: A radical and more expensive method but effective to shorten the initial stage of orthodontic treatment. This can reduce treatment time by a few months to perhaps one year. The protocol does not facilitate bite correction which can take much time, although exceptional, some bite correction can be done with initial stage of treatment. Insist risks are thoroughly explained for concent. ...Read more
Does invisalign work better for teeth that are already a little bit loose? I have some front teeth that are a bit loose. And since I know that with orthodontics treatment the teeth will be moved around anyway, I was wondering if maybe this would make me a
Maybe: But if teeth are lose already I would be concerned about any orthodontic treatment. I would visit an orthodontist, have them take a panoramic x-ray so they can see your root structure, and let them advise you if treatment makes sense. ...Read more
Needing expert help. I have TMJ and the plastic jig is not working anymore, what is the next step to fix my bad bite?
Diagnosis first: "tmj" or "tmj dysfunction" itself is not a diagnosis that would help you. It is important why you are having troubles in tmj. Data collection about what is happening in your mouth, head, neck, and even overall health should be investigated, as many things can cause TMJ problems. Next, why you are experiencing the problems, which is the diagnosis, is to be found. Only then, you'll see what helps. ...Read more
Hi, just checking how dangerous can it be if myself + 3 people might have eaten a bit of melted plastic with our meal?
I'm baking a cake, I put a microwavable plastic among the cakes, just to seperate it, but it melted, just a bit, can I still eat the cake?
Don't eat the cake.: Wouldn't eat that cake.Get a more detailed answer ›
Burnt a plastic cup I'm the kitchen for about about 10 seconds on accident. How bad could the smell be for me. No smoke just melted a tad bit?
Burning plastic does: Release toxic fumes but you would need a significant exposure for there to be any short or long term damage. If your breathing is ok and you have no discomfort, u r ok. ...Read more
I might have accidentally eaten plastic on hotdogs. I ate around 4 pieces the size of a marble maybe a bit bigger. Should I be worried?
Well: Generally not recommended to eat the plastic around hotdogs. If it is not sharp usually this will pass without harm. For diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor ...Read more
Hi, my sister cooked food for us suddenly I saw the plastic had a bite of a rat and I think it was contaminated please help thanks?
Unlikely: The plastic obviously surrounded some food but it seems as if the rat did not get to the food. Most rats in this country do not carry disease and if they do, it usually requires a direct bite to your body from the rat. The cooking provides an additional level of protection. So you are most certainly fine and only need to seek help if you get sick after several days. ...Read more
I didn't know heating up food in plastic was super bad for you and I used C2 plastic. Will I be ok? I only had 2-3 bites of the food
You should be ok.: But in general would not microwave food in plastic. ...Read more
While eating with a plastic fork, I accidently bit off one of the sharp ends and swallowed it. Very small. Only like 3mm but it's sharp. Is this ok?
18w preg. & cooked pasta earlier, put pasta in plastic strainer & then back in the pot, strainer melted quite a bit, still ate pasta, did I hurt baby?
No: We live in a toxic world, so eating a meal out of a heat-deformed plastic container (such as microwaving a container of food) does not add a noticeable amount of toxins to the amount of toxins we experience on a normal daily basis. That being said, still try to avoid getting extra toxins. ...Read more
Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?
I accidentally swallowed a small piece of plastic (the end of a pen bit but not the nib) I swallowed it and can breathe fine but can feel it (no pain)?
Do not worry: If you swallowed it, not inhaled it, there is no reason to worry. It will come out of the other end on its own. ...Read more
I wouldn't: Kids swallow all sorts of debris at various times and if it makes it into the stomach, it will pass without problems. ...Read more
I am affraid that with the heat my plastic container for the microwave melted and I have eaten a little bit of plastic...Possible harm and consequence
Do not worry:
You will not suffer any damage or harm from what you described.
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My two year old took a bit of a cheese stick through the wrapper. She swallowed the plastic wrapping. Do I need to worry about it being poisinous?
Mgt: A small amount that did not cause respiratory problems should not be a problem. Observe her breathing and if any problems occur, please see the ED. ...Read more
I am near the end of my Orthodontic treatment and I am unsure if my bite is positioned correctly. Are all of your posterior teethe supposed to touch?
Yes: Yes they should be touching is some form or fashion. Just present your question to your orthodontist and they will gladly help you;) ...Read more
I, unintentionally, swallowed a bit of a plastic coffee lid. I heard from someone plastic can give you cancer. Can I get cancer from eating plastic?
My newly made nightguard (not the hard plastic type) seems to fit ok but a bit too snug against my top teeth. Can this shift or loosen my teeth?
Perhaps: If it was provided by a dentist I would make an appointment to have the guard adjusted. Perhaps the guard is fine and you are getting used to it. But a visit to the dentist is best. If you made this guard yourself it may be best to have it evaluated by a dentist. An ill-fitting guard may shift the teeth. I would say that loosening teeth is rare. ...Read more
Hi :) I was wondering what the best way to fade a scar on the penis. I got it from a bit of plastic when I was younger. It goes down the shaft?
I saw that plastic glasses have bpa in them used to bite on arms of them not anymore will that cause cancer.
Unlikely but...: BPA has many negative effects on health. Even though you no longer bite on your glasses you are still likely exposed daily from other sources. BPA is just one of many common toxins that increase risk of cancer, but, while everyone has some BPA, few will get cancer from it. Minimize all toxic exposures and take steps to keep your immune system strong. See comments and http://tinyurl. Com/jmth6lt ...Read more
Is Voluma a good option for someone wanting a bit of a face "lift" but not yet ready for plastic surgery? How long does it last? Any side effects?
Fillers in the face: Voluma is filler that can be used strategically in the face to augment depressions. It is an office procedure. It is not a lifting procedure but gives temporary effect of attenuation of certain lines or depressions. It last longer than some other HA agents. At younger age it may be the better option over surgery to address patient concerns. ...Read more
I found orange tubes that looked a bit like plastic in my stool. Is this bad, I assure you I am a very healthy eater. I chew the tips of my sunglasses?
? Plastic, see doc.: Perhaps What you are seeing is small particles of plastic. However please see your physician to have it checked out. ...Read more
Yes and no: Some types of orthodontic retainers will protect against nighttime grinding, some will not. Ask your dentist or orthodontist for the type that will. ...Read more
Please tell me, could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?
Depends on the type: A traditional hawley retainer (acrylic and wires) normally will not work as a 'bite guard'. However, a full occlussal coverage bit guard (gelb) can work as a retainer. Speak to your orthodontist to get one that will work to protect against grinding and serve as a retentative appliance. ...Read more