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Buildup On Teeth
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
Brush and floss: The only way to eliminate calculus build up is by brushing and flossing frequently. It takes pyhsical removal of the placque before it calcified into the hard tarter, or calculus. Some people will have more tendency to build up calculus because of the chemical composition of their saliva. And of course regular dental care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My front teeth are sensitive and the gums are tiny bit swillen on the inner side. Rotted tooth? Maybe tar build up? Gingevitis? Needs a cleaning?
Gingivitis: This sounds like gingivitis, or maybe early periodontal disease. Schedule a teeth cleaning, and discuss these concerns with your dentist. In the meantime, maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily. It is important to maintain good oral health, because it can affect your overall health as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When I got braces, ortho put glue on bottom molars to prevent teeth from touching(occlusal bonding).Will this cause excess eruption of my front teeth?
No: Bite turbos are for temporary dos articulation, preventing you from knocking your new brackets off as your teeth begin to level and align. Extrusion of front teeth prevented by bracket placement and wire activity. Your Orthodontic Specialist would be glad to answer questions like this for you. ...Read more
I got heavy tartar buildup. Will that hamper the movement of my teeth during my orthodontic treatment?Will the teeth move inspite of tartar ?
Will a clear Essix retainer on my top teeth fully protect my teeth from clenching my teeth at night?
Better than nothing: any piece of plastic between the teeth will help with grinding tooth to tooth. However, to get the decrease in intensity and duration of the grind/clench there needs to be contact on the front teeth more than the back teeth. the front teeth have the shut off switch for the grinding, if they are disconnected because only the back teeth touch then the appliance will not be as effective ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodontal disease: Floss carefully several times/day. Rinse with half-strength hydrogen peroxide. Get a Water Pik, and use it every day. CoQ10 orally, and perhaps gently brushed into the gums may help. Also, use Xylitol mints, make a solution with Xylitol, or you can even brush with Xylitol (it kills bacteria). If the condition doesn't get better in a week or so, see a dental hygienist or dentist ...Read more
They can...: But it's a temporary fix. Let's face it, once your teeth are "wobbly", it's only a matter of time before they need to be extracted. Before dental implants became the standard of care, many techniques were tried. Nowadays, many practitioners rely on implants to replace teeth that have a poor prognosis. Each case is different, so ask your dentist what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Discoloration usually refers to an intrinsic stain which means it is deep into the tooth. Tartar and plaque is a build up on the surface of the teeth and can be polished and/or scrapped away by your dental hygienest. Discoloration usually means you would need bleaching or a new crown to change the shade of that tooth. See your provider for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: Most often it is used as a dilute solution rather than full strength. Good oral hygiene including twice daily brushing with good technique and daily flossing should do it for you. If you have periodontal disease you should ask your dentist for specific recommendations on rinses and washes to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Referred Pain: It is always possible to get some referred pain in the head and neck region, but without radiographs and an examination, one cannot say for sure this is the cause. Calculus deposits behind your front teeth causing inflammation, and grinding are two other possiblilites. Have your local dentist take a look. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: A malpositioned wisdom tooth or wisdom tooth growing on top of a tooth can cause a potential gum problem as well as decay problem in the wisdom tooth and the adjacent tooth. Your dentist can advise you of the potential for problems after a clinical and radiographic examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wisdom teeth removal. Tongue is yellow and tastes similar to when a dentist drills your teeth. Tongue is also taking the shape of my teeth?
Follow up appt: See your surgeon for a follow up appointment. Your conditions may or may not be related to the extractions. ...Read more
Yes it can: The chewing surface of front teeth can become chipped, worn or damaged as the result of excessive wear, malocclusion, para functional habits, bruxism (grinding), bulimia, erosion, chemical food damage (lemons, limes, etc) and other reasons. These things can expose dentin. Front teeth are extremely important for proper function. See your dentist to evaluate & determine an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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