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Do Baltic Amber teething necklaces work for helping pain of teething? If so how?

Do Baltic Amber teething necklaces work for helping pain of teething? If so how?

Perhaps: There's anecdotal evidence that the succinct acid in the Amber is soothing to irritated ridges, but I have no knowledge of any scientific investigations to prove the point. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

The natural process when an infant's teeth erupt (appear from within the gums). Typically, this begins around six months and can last ...Read more


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Do snoring rings work?

Do snoring rings work?

May be: Temporarily works but it can cause you TMJ issues in later time. ...Read more

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Why do cracks go with loose teeth?

Why do cracks go with loose teeth?

Structural failure: For the same reason cracks go through wood, stone, plastic and glass. Or any other solid. Common cause of tooth cracks are amalgam silver-mercury fillings or acute trauma like getting hit in the teeth or biting on something hard quickly (olive pit). ...Read more

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Do those amber teething necklaces for babies actually work? I'm super skeptical of the succinic acid thing.

Do those amber teething necklaces for babies actually work? I'm super skeptical of the succinic acid thing.

Strangled baby : They are a strangulation risk. Do not buy one! http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/amber-teething-necklace-warning-after-toddler-nearly-strangled/story-fni0cx12-1227241809571 ...Read more

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I have allergy to metal so prefer Invisilign braces. Can they fix off center teeth?

I have allergy to metal so prefer Invisilign braces.  Can they fix off center teeth?

Sometimes: Invisalign is a slower and less capable method of treating malocclusion than regular braces. If your teeth aren't too far off center and there aren't any issues like cross bites and jaw asymmetries, then perhaps you can correct the problem with Invisalign. Your Orthodontist will tell you if (s)he thinks it's feasible. If not there are non metal ceramic braces that will do the job. ...Read more

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Why do children like to put button batteries in their mouths? Do they have taste good?

Why do children like to put button batteries in their mouths? Do they have taste good?

Everything goes in: Children particularly the younger ones put everything in their mouth. They don't know better they are just experimenting. We, being the responsible ones need to keep their environment safe from these dangers. Batteries particularly can be very dangerous, not just choking. The battery acid can eat through their bowel wall. ...Read more

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How come dentists now have to preform dental work on childrens baby teeth?

How come dentists now have to preform dental work on childrens baby teeth?

Oh so many choices: Because the 20 baby teeth are so important to normal growth and development, they must be cared for properly. Fluorides and sealants have dramatically reduced the incidence of decayed, missing and filled teeth. Dentists have numerous choices of materials and techniques if repairs are necessary. Talk over your concerns with your dentist. ...Read more

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Our 7 mo old is struggling with pain from teething. We tried cold chew toys. Are natural teething tablets (Hylands) safe? Effective? Others remedies?

Our 7 mo old is struggling with pain from teething. We tried cold chew toys. Are natural teething tablets (Hylands) safe? Effective? Others remedies?

Teething: Pain from teething canbe relieved by a cold wash cloth used as a teether and or Acetaminiophen given every 6 hourly if needed and the child is very irritable and crying . Not known how effective and safe are natural teething tablets. ...Read more

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Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Some do: Acetominophen and Ibuprofen containg suppositories will help reduce a fever, while those used for constipation will not. Your pharmacist can suggest some if you are in doubt about what you are using. ...Read more

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How do celebrities have such straight teeth?

How do celebrities have such straight teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry: Mostly cosmetic dentistry as time for those celebrities is critical, .Although some got fast braces and some has straight teeth naturally. And yes you can have those straight teeth that celebrities has, just ask your dentist. ...Read more

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Do braces work without molar teeth?

Do braces work without molar teeth?

Yes: If your remaining teeth and gums are healthy, you can correct crooked teeth without having molars. See an orthodontist for an examination and explanation about how best to correct your problem. ...Read more

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My 7 month baby is teething and cry while in sleep and chew objects.Wot medicine we should give him for easy teething and relieve gums?

My 7 month baby is teething and cry while in sleep and chew objects.Wot medicine we should give him for easy teething and relieve gums?

Wait; no benzocaine: There are many soothing remedies. I have to disagree with my colleagues here. Whatever you do, avoid using numbing gels like anbesol or orajel. Anything that contains Benzocaine can precipitate a rare but dangerous reaction called methemoglobinemia. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm306062.htm. ...Read more

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Do store-bought liners for dentures work well? They're a lot cheaper than heading back to the dentist, but do they work? .

Do store-bought liners for dentures work well? They're a lot cheaper than heading back to the dentist, but do they work?


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Sometimes: Denture liners are made to help increase the retention of the denture. If you require only a little bit of improvement, perhaps these will work great for you. If you have significant fit issues, i suggest seeing your dentist. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Do you have to pull out all your baby teeth, or can you leave whichever ones don't fall out?

Do you have to pull out all your baby teeth, or can you leave whichever ones don't fall out?

Talk to your dentist: Don't know how old you are or if there are other medical conditions; but would recommend that you discuss with your dentist if > 12 Y.O. ...Read more

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Could orthodontic appliances do anything for adults?

Could orthodontic appliances do anything for adults?

A full third: A full third of all orthodontic specialty practices today are adult patients. There are so many wonderful things that can be done for adults including aligning smiles, balancing faces, improving function, reducing jaw joint symptoms, providing a better platform on which to do restorative treatment, and improve gum/bone healt, just to mention a few. See a pro, a qualified orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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Do you think it's a good idea to add grills to my teeth or cover them with ceramic teeth?

Do you think it's a good idea to add grills to my teeth or cover them with ceramic teeth?

Depends on you: Decorative grills are a fad that does not represent health or life-like beauty. In fact it disguises it. However, if that's your thing, and your teeth and gums are healthy, then a removable grill might be best. Ceramic crowns or bridges can be used if there is an indication such as esthetically unattractive, broken, nonvital, or highly filled teeth. ...Read more

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Why do aboriginals have such great teeth, but Westerners get cavities and tooth decay? Many aboriginals don't even use toothpaste just water.

Why do aboriginals have such great teeth, but Westerners get cavities and tooth decay? Many aboriginals don't even use toothpaste just water.

Westerners use sugar: Archaeologists have shown thru the evaluation of Roman remains that they had pretty good dental health. Scientists have also shown that it was the introduction of processed sugar and related products that have created a dental decay epidemic in industrial countries. So the reason is soda, candy, chips, i.e. poor diet choices! ...Read more

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What do orthodontists do to put braces on?

They glue them on: Most orthodontic brackets are actually bonded to the teeth after they are cleaned and etched just like dentists do tooth colored fillings. ...Read more

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