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Eating With No Teeth
What do you suggest for eating and drinking after brushing my teeth with prevident (1.1% sodium fluoride)?
Wait : Wait 30 minutes after brushing to gain maximum effect of the flouride ...Read more
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
Mouth burns while eating even mildly spicy and salty food. As such there is no discomfort when I'm not eating. ?
Listen to your body: Some people have very sensitive tastebuds. What one person may describe as mildly spicy can be very hot for another. So avoid the foods that burn your tongue. You are comfortable when not eating these foods. However I advise you to see your doctor for a checkup. Sometimes vitamin deficiencies like lack of iron, folate, (folic acid) b vitamins or a fugal infection of tongue or mouth cancer can manifest as fire ...Read more
What should I be eating and drinking after brushing my teeth with prevident (1.1% sodium fluoride)?
Nothing for 30 min: Fluoride is needed for the teeth but not the body, once your age is over 10 years old or so. You would need only on the teeth to get the benefit. It is best not to eat or drink at least 30 min. The best way to use prevident is to apply before bedtime. Spit well, scrape/brush tongue off to remove any excess you got. ...Read more
Eyesight and eating: It may be that if you are feeling change in eyesight and not eating that you have a fall in your blood sugar levels. You should see your doctor to assess that your sugars are neither too high (diabetes) or too low (hypoglycemia). And have them assess your visual acuity at the same time. ...Read more
Child with twelve baby teeth orthodontist put braces no overbite, no thumb sucking or overcrowding and no chewing problems is this common for an orthodontist not to advise a parent that there child has 12 baby teeth paid $2500 to have baby teeth straighte
Not unusual: If twelve baby teeth, then also would have twelve permanent teeth. You went through the first phase of treatment and should expect a second phase of treatment after 28 permanent teeth are present after a "dental age" of 12 years. Ask your orthodontist for more explanation. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Why do I get the sensation frequently of chewing on loose teeth or glass with no sharp edges when eating or not? No recent dental work; sensitive gums
Get checked: You need to first get checked by your Dentist for possible periodontal (gum) disease. Also to rule out any bite problems which could be causing loosening of the teeth, and clenching/grinding habits. You may also be referred for Medical exam and bloodwork to evaluate for systemic disease such as Diabetes. Make the appt. and get checked. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any side effects to starving yourself? Like only drinking water and chewing gum but no food?
Of course: Any crash diet is potentially dangerous as chemical and mineral levels in your system can become abnormal and cause heart problems. What's the point? When you go back to eating the way you did before, you will simply gain the weight back. As you starve, you lose muscle as well as fat weight, you don't want that. A balanced diet, lower in calories, increased exercise, is the right choice. ...Read more
When all of your bottom teeth got no enamel or crowns on them should you stop eating tomatoes sauces ?
Enamel erosion: Consuming an acid-rich food can put our teeth at risk and this can happen more easily than you'd expect. Some of our healthy diet, like fruits, fruit juices, lemon, tomatoes, strawberries, certain salad dressings can be putting our enamel at risk. Use the Fluoride tooth paste for protection. ...Read more
Bleeding tooth: If your tooth is acutally bleeding see an oral surgeon....Like....Yesterday if the bleeding is from the gum you need to see a periodontist asap dont mess with this get going. ...Read more
Possibly: Treating a young child for grinding is a tough. Mouthguards are not very well tolerated at that age, and determining the cause is even more difficult. I heard once from a kids specialist that if pets are around that may have fleas, the fleas may get into the saliva of the child and create a situation where grinding can occur. Usually they grow out of it, but see kids specialist (pedodontist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
To protect enamel on your teeth before brushing immediately after eating (as life has its demands), is there a vegan alternative to eating cheese?
Time: Wait an hour before brushing. Acidic or sweet foods cause microscopic enamel demineralization. Waiting an hour allows calcium in your saliva to remineralize your teeth. Brush 2x/day w soft toothbrush for 2 full minutes by the clock. Floss thoroughly once a day. If your Dentist recommends, add a fluoridated mouthwash to your daily routine. ...Read more
Grooming: Unfortunately this is not a question for a doctor. Medicine would be completely neutral about when a person chooses to bathe. ...Read more
Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks
I do both!: I agree with you! I like to brush my teeth first thing in the morning to get that "morning mouth" taste and feeling gone quickly. But you should brush and rinse after meals so that food particles don't remain on your teeth and gums to create plaque and tartar that builds up and leads to possible cavities. ...Read more
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