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I have had an eating disorder for 28 years. I am 39 . I have deep lines around my nose and mouth weight gain isn't helping. I can't afford fillers.

I have had an eating disorder for 28 years. I am 39 . I have deep lines around my nose and mouth weight gain isn't helping. I can't afford fillers.

More info: You didn't say how tall you are and how much you weigh. Are you really a normal weight? If not, the lines are a sign of that. The lines could be from excessive sun exposure. If so, that's not reversible but a dermatologist might help. But as a psychiatrist I have to go back to the basic issue: are you still restricting your diet and maintaining a subnormal weight to fight anxiety? ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

Many treatments: 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read more

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Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs considerably more. When indicated, it is absolutely necessary. Full mouth debridement is usually when someone hasn't had a cleaning in a while and during the initial hygiene visit, the tartar above the gum line is removed. Srp may be required next. ...Read more

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Experiencing foul odor in my mouth that seems coming from deep inside instead of dental causes. What is likely the TRUE cause?

Experiencing foul odor in my mouth that seems coming from deep inside instead of dental causes. What is likely the TRUE cause?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by a number of different reasons, including, acid reflux, diet, sinus infections, tonsil stones, cavities, and periodontal disease. Without an exam and a medical history, it is impossible to guess the TRUE cause over the internet. Please visit your PCP and dentist to rule out any of the above possibilities. ...Read more

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Its 58 degrees in my house so pretty cold and i noticed when i take a deep breath and exhale vapor/smoke comes out of my mouth.Whats thecause of this?

Its 58 degrees in my house so pretty cold and i noticed when i take a deep breath and exhale vapor/smoke comes out of my mouth.Whats thecause of this?

Condensation: The air you expel is 98 degrees, on average, and you appear to be seeing the vapor forming as it's hitting the cooler room air. As you know, it becomes more prominent the colder the air becomes. Good luck. ...Read more