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I have these bumps on my leg. I squeezed one of them and white stuff cam out. I also have bumps on my arms but I put gold bond on my arms.
Squeezing a bump: Is not a good idea. What is your question? ...Read more
I have a rash in between my arm right next to my forearm above the elbow. I believe its from training but i wanted to know if gold bond is good for it?
Shaq attack...: It sounds like a reasonable initial treatment plan. Give it a shot and see. If there is no improvement, then you get to blame "the Shaq" for his recommendation. To remove all doubt consult with a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Thank you for trying Healthtap. ...Read more
Can resin bonding be added to minimally increase height of ceramic crown(s) to better balance a person's bite? Recently, lost a molar.
It can be natural.: A well-done result will feel different since the shape of the teeth may have changed. However, the result can feel very natural, not too sharp and not too rough. It can feel very comfortable. A well-done case will also allow the gums to remain healthy without being reddened nor inflamed and bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Similar to fillings.: The tooth is roughened a bit. The surface is then cleaned well and etched. An adhesive is then placed. Then after light curing the bonding material is applied and light cured. Following final filling and placement the restoration is shaped, the bite is adjusted as needed, then it is polished. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and: Then you will be back where you started from. If there is something that you are not pleased with? For example, shape, color, bite, esthetics, etc. Discuss it with your dentist before it is removed. Find out what can and can't be done to improve the results more in line with want you want or expect. Also discuss other treatment options. As a final resort, seek a 2nd opinion before its removal. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on what you consider toxic and at what dose you receive the chemical. Bonded fillings contain bpa currently in a gray area on many fronts, metallic filings contain about 50% mercury. As a dentist I have 2 places to put these fillings your mouth or an epa registered hazardous waste dump. Which do you prefer? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options: The older materials did not hold up as well as more recent composite materials. See if the bonding can be polished, touched up or needs to be replaced altogether. Also, depending upon the size and location of the bonding, whether a porcelain onlay or ceramic crown would be a better long term option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No HIV cure.: But the good news is that HIV is a medical condition that has effective treatment. People can live with HIV like other chronic medical problems. If your doctor has prescribed art, be sure to take as instructed. If you miss dosages, this can lead to drug resistance and make treatment more difficult ...Read more
Superglue: Superglue was used by trauma surgeons in vietnam to glue the edges of lacerated livers together (ever try to sew liver?). Works great. It also works perfectly fine in normal skin wounds, and is non-toxic. The only reason it hasn't been approved by the fda for this purpose is that the studies would cost millions, and who's going to pay them? Superglue has long since passed off-patent. ...Read more
Dental bondings?: If properly done by a competent dentist in the right circumstances, fantastic! ask your dentist about other alternatives, pros and cons of each and why he\she recommends bonding. Find a dentist whom you have confidence in, and then trust his\her advice. If you don't, then go to someone else. If unsure, get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs to be seen: It depends on which teeth, how many teeth, where and how much. It's also important to know why you want them "raised"? Is it due to wear, poor occlusion (bite), fracture, malformed teeth, etc? We really can't give you a good answer to your question without actually examining you. Consult with your own dentist who can give you a complete and thorough answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there really a "biological" bond between a mother and child, or is it earned through love and caring?
My dentist said he didn't want to put a bonding on a small chip on my tooth b/c the location, what other options do I have because it bothers me?
I have a composite bonding on my tooth that is about 18 years old and still looks and feels fine. Do I need to get it replaced since it's old though?
I have a bad connection with my parents. We always quarreling. One day we all lost it and I asked my dad to go die out of a fit of rage. How to bond?
Most parents,: fortunately, realize that their immature children are impulsive and say things they don't really mean. So I really wouldn't worry that your father will carry out your suggestion. But you can bring healing by apologizing and telling them you love them and want a closer relationship. Plan an outing for all of you that all will enjoy. NO FIGHTING during this. Do this once a week; things will improve. ...Read more
Can you get a veneer placed over just 1 tooth? My front bottom tooth is slightly chipped and bonding keeps falling off. Is 1 veneer a good option then
Possibly : Each situation must be evaluated individually. It's very important to figure out if it keeps breaking due to material failure of the bonding or due to other factors such as night grinding or Clenching. A simple habit like fingernail biting can also break bonding and veneers. Teeth are not tools. They are not to open bags of chips, nailclippers, icecruchers,thread cutters, etc. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers