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Cavities Affect Mouth
Depends on the type.: Sugar free gum, that is gum with artificial sweetners, do not have the type of sugar that causes cavities. These products are now starting to use sweetners like xylitol which has been shown to have anti-cavity properties at higher doses. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps those with dry mouth as it helps stimulate saliva flow. Hubba bubba and bubblelicious are not sugar free to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No: If you use the products 'as recommended' ...There should be only the result of clean teeth and fresh breath. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, from the edge of the film. Will resolve promply. ...Read more
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Does fluoride in drinking water have any other effect on your teeth besides preventing tooth decay?
No: The small amount of Fluoride in drinking water will not have any other effect on your teeth. To much systemic Fluoride prior to age 6 can cause dental fluorosis (mottling) on the permanent teeth. Care should be taken that children who live in areas with Fluoride in the water not receive to much Fluoride from additional sources. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's the bacteria!: Every cavity in your mouth, has a higher level of bacteria in it that caused the cavity in the first place. Treating the cavities is the best way to eliminate a large portion of the bacteria. If untreated, this large collection of bacteria would be allowed to continue to generate the acid that will allow it to continue to attack, not just the tooth with the cavity, but the teeth adjacent to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick
Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Untreated Cavities: Teeth destruction, also called dental caries (cavities) is due to chronic bacterial infection. Untreated dental decay may lead to loss of teeth, gum disease, absorption of jaw bone, and uncommonly abscesses around the teeth. Abscesses, while uncommon, can lead to serious infections in the neck, jaw, and may spread into the bloodstream, causing infection of heart valves. See a dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you have cavities on both sides of mouth is it true you can't have it all taken care of in one day bc they can't give a shot on both sides?
Probably not: May be joint related problem. Please call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
Too many possible: Sure a cavity can cause pain, but it could be a sore in the mouth, an infection, a bone cyst in the upper or lower jaw, a bruise from trauma, an extra growing tooth, a deep abscess needing a root canal. Best to see a dentist and get it checked thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a dentist: If you see a dentist right when you have a cavity starting you will not have swelling. You get swelling when you have waited to long and have infection. At that point you will most likely need an extraction or a root canal. You want to have your cavities filled before you have pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an oral cavity/small cut in my mouth and my cut crosses with that; could the disease pass through cuts/sores?
Yes: Any cut can get infected. Oral tissues are pretty resilient, however. Would be good idea to have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
I came in and saw him and he gave me a quote for braces and a mouth guard, and need cavities filled. I am wondering if he will go any lower in pricing since I don't have insurance. Will he do a large cash discount. Thank you?
Ask: You can always ask for discount, but not having insurance is not a reason for special consideration. Also, it would be prudent to seek consultation w fully qualified Orthodontist (initial exam usually free). Orthodontists do better quality Ortho Rx in less time and usually at lower cost than GP. Think of it this way, who should do your brain surgery, a GP or a Specialist. It,s a no-brainer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I have several fillings/cavities on both sides upper and lower, is there anyway I can go without getting a shot in mouth? I'm so terrified of it...
My son is 7 and has serious cavity issues with the 4 quads of his mouth. I have been in regina only a short time. Can i take him to emerg. For removl?
Not normally: Normal maintenance and care of your night guard and teeth should not raise the risk of tooth decay. I would recommend that you brush your night guard before and after use, and once a week soak it in 1/2-n-1/2 minty mouth wash (not listerenetm) for 5-10 mins. To freshen and clean the appliance. I recommend that the appliance be stored in water when not in use. I hope this helps answer this questio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have some cavities that need to be filled. Will these procedures irritate my burning mouth syndrome?
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