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Crowded Teeth (Definition)

Crowded teeth may be seen if a child is born with a jaw that is abnormally small, giving the teeth less room to space out normally.

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I've had daily headaches, sometimes migraines for 2 weeks now. Mri, CT scan. Spinal tap are normal. Is this caused by crowded teeth or tooth pressure?

I've had daily headaches, sometimes migraines for 2 weeks now. Mri, CT scan. Spinal tap are normal. Is this caused by crowded teeth or tooth pressure?

Occlusal examination: Headaches/malocclusion (bad bite)/bruxism (clenching/grinding) are often simultaneous complaints, but may be separate but coincident problems. Please see an orthodontist to have your occlusion evaluated. ...Read more

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Does having crowded teeth mean you need braces?

Best answer: Best way to fix crowded teeth is to uncrowd them, straighten them, put them where they belong. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Avoiding Cavities (Tip)

Avoiding Cavities

It's a myth that: i just have bad teeth and it has nothing to do with brushing and flossing habits. ...See more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
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Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
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Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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How are children with cavities treated? Our four year old has some very crowded teeth, and has developed a cavity. He has an appointment coming up to have it filled, but i'd like to have some idea of what the process is. Are children that young put all th

How are children with cavities treated? Our four year old has some very crowded teeth, and has developed a cavity. He has an appointment coming up to have it filled, but i'd like to have some idea of what the process is. Are children that young put all th

It is very common: Although we hate to have young ones have cavities, if they develop them early it is even more important to have them restored. Your family dentist can evaluate how your child is going to do with the procedures, and may suggest a specialist, a pediatric dentist or pedodontist , see your little one. They are amazing in their ability to restore little mouths ...Read more

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What are some options for correcting crowded teeth?

What are some options for correcting crowded teeth?

Basically 3 options.: Sometimes minor crowding can be resolved by expansion, or by enlarging the arch of your teeth. Another option for minor crowding is reducing the size of your teeth by shaving a tiny bit between your teeth. The third option is to remove some teeth when severe crowding is present. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Tip)

Wisdom Teeth

Do brush, floss in front and behind wisdom teeth. Don't grind your teeth if possible. ...See more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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How do you fix crowded teeth?

Get Ortho consult: The dental specialist that deals with tooth and jaw misalignment problems is the orthodontist, and there are many ways to uncrowd. Ask you dentist to refer you for a consultation with an orthodontic specialist. Working together, the orthodontist can create the best possible platform on which your dentist can do any required tooth reshaping. ...Read more

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How do you get tartar buildup off of crowded teeth?

Dentist or hygienist: Only a dental professional can get the tarter off. It is pretty much impossible for a patient to scrape it off. After you get them cleaned, you definitely can keep it off with proper care, such as using a power toothbrush and flossing. Straightening the teeth will also make them easier to clean. ...Read more

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