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Can Breathing Though Mouth Damage 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
What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while sleeping?
I'm concerned if i could be developing Ludwig's Angina. I have pain from 2 teeth. I had jaw pain 3 weeks, breathing OK, no fever, Some pain bottom of mouth, under side of head feels OK.
Not Ludwig's: Ludwig's angina refers to a very serious, life-threatening soft tissue infection ) necrotizing fasciitis) in the area below the jaw. If you had this, you would not be alive to actually write your question since patients with this diagnosis appear toxic, in severe pain, and barely alive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having tooth ache on multiple teach and mouth for a week or so, breathing causes irritation i'm traveling atm is 2weeks 2long to wait to see dent?
Depends: If your pain is dull and on multiple teeth, it may be due to your stress and occlusal issues. Meaning, you may be grinding your teeth while you are asleep or under stress, and this can lead to a dull ache and present pain in multiple teeth. This is presuming that you are someone who takes good care of your teeth, and have good oral hygiene, and visit your dentist at least annually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a mouth breather at night while i sleep.Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?
No: Dental erosion is not generally caused by mouth breathing. If you have teeth erosion, contact your dentist to find out the cause and how to prevent it. It could be your diet, frequency of food intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), etc. You and your dentist should be looking into ways to strengthen your enamel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some non-dietary causes of excessive tooth decay in a 5yo? Right now, all i've got is mouth breathing and osa w/gerd.
3 Factors: Decay is a disease caused by bacteria that digest the sugars found in the diet. These germs excrete an acidic metabolic byproduct that demineralizes the tooth. In this process if you eliminate the germs (brushing, flossing) you eliminate the disease. If you increase the concentration of germs by reducing the saliva (medications) it can increase the impact of the acid ( more decay) see your dds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info: I would need more information about how you believe your guard may be ruining your teeth. Are you getting movement, decay or other concerns? It is highly unlikely that a mouth guard fabricated by a dentist would ruin teeth. However, if you are using an over the counter sports guard, there may be a reason why it wasn't fabricated correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some1 elbowed me in the chin and my mouth snapped shut causing my teeth to hit eachother hard.now my 2nd molars realy hurt.Did i cause damage to teeth?
Are there better ways to floss my teeth? I've always been quite bad at flossing. I have a small mouth, and crowded teeth, so it's a chore. I see bunches of other ways to floss in the drug store though. Are any of these others ways better for people like m
Though : Though there are devices to aid flossing, nothing has come out to replace it. I would suggest you get some help from your hygienist in technique. They have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share. Iwould also suggest you consider straightening - perhaps invisalign (though you would need to be evaluated to see if it would work for you). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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