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Do Teething Necklaces Work
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do those amber teething necklaces for babies actually work? I'm super skeptical of the succinic acid thing.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our 7 mo old is struggling with pain from teething. We tried cold chew toys. Are natural teething tablets (Hylands) safe? Effective? Others remedies?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do store-bought liners for dentures work well? They're a lot cheaper than heading back to the dentist, but do they work?
We run a pediatric ot clinic. Do we have to consider and dispose of dirty diapers as bio-hazardous materials? We do not have a service set up for proper bio-hazard disposal. We double bag diapers and gloves with drool on them, and throw them in the trash.
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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