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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Smoking Crack On Teeth

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Why do peoples' teeth fall out from smoking crack cocaine?

Why do peoples' teeth fall out from smoking crack cocaine?

Neglect: Most addicts do not take the time to care for their teeth at home and seek regular preventative dental care. Combining the effects of crack/cocaine on saliva, with poor diet and the neglect means quick tooth destruction. ...Read more

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I need dental repair after smoking crack. What should I do?

I need dental repair after smoking crack. What should I do?

Find a dentist: First stop smoking crack. Then find a dentist to help you get your mouth healthy again. Crack causes major damage to teeth. This can be fixed, if you don't change your habits then no dental treatment will last very long.
Get healthy. Take care of yourself. You are important. ...Read more

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I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?

I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?

Tell your dentist: Because they might want to avoid local anesthetic with epinepherine, as the combination could cause a dangerous rise in heart rate. The bigger issue at hand is the fact that you're smoking crack in the first place. Please seek treatment for your addiction issues. Crack is very dangerous, and if you keep doing it, your health issues will be much worse than local anesthetic. ...Read more

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How does smoking effects on our teeth?

How does smoking effects on our teeth?

Teeth: You mean, besides bad repulsive breath, dental carries, deep yellow-brown tinge looking, teeth when you open your mouth, which will keep any dentist busy and happy for a long time.
If you are thinking of your teeth, when occasionally you do look in a mirror, teeth are least of worries. By now think about your lungs and heart
can you tie your shoe lassies, sitting on a chair. Getting breathless. ...Read more

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Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

NO: You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed. The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives. ...Read more

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I think I have multiple cracks in my teeth. What should I do?

I think I have multiple cracks in my teeth. What should I do?

Get dental evaluatio: Everyone has superficial cracks in their teeth.
It is only when cracks extend and deepen that they cac cause problems.
That said, have a dentist examine and check your bite. Some bite adjusting and maybe. A night guard may be needed! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a crack in teeth?

Should I be concerned about a crack in teeth?

Depends: All fractures are not the same. A fracture in the enamel of an anterior tooth may require little if any treatment, whereas a fracture in your molar may require a crown to save the tooth. No one answer for every situation, so let your own dentist evaluate your condition. ...Read more

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Will smoking stain my teeth if I have braces?

Will smoking stain my teeth if I have braces?

Yes: Braces make it more difficult to clean the surfaces of your teeth. Also the cement used on the brackets is porous and has a tendency of absorbing stains and smoke. Of more concern is that smoking can cause problems in the tissue around your teeth which in turn may effect the prognosis of your orthodontics. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause your teeth to turn yellow?

Does smoking cause your teeth to turn yellow?

Yes: Cigarette tar can stain teeth yellow, brown or even black. Dental cleanings can remove this very well, but in some instances, it is difficult to remove from between teeth. ...Read more

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Can tooth contouring / reshaping fix cracked teeth?

Can tooth contouring / reshaping fix cracked teeth?

Not Really: Tooth recontouring and/or reshaping is done only to enhance esthetics. For example, if one of your front teeth is too long, or has a rough endge, reshaping and polishing that will make it more attractive. Cracked and broken teeth can be fixed, but they will require different treatment. Your dentist can advise you about all your options, which are pretty amazing nowadays. All the best. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could smoking cigars decay my teeth?

Expert opinion please: could smoking cigars decay my teeth?

Cigars: Smoking does not directly result in dental caries. However, it does produce surface deposits that can lead to the accumulation of food debris that will promote tooth decay. More importantly, you increase your risk of oral cancer which is something I would be really concerned about. See a dentist every six months for a dental exam and oral cancer screening! Stop smoking! ...Read more

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Is it safe to be putting aluminum foil on teeth when smoking?

Is it safe to be putting aluminum foil on teeth when smoking?

Smoking and?: Personally, I would worry more about getting oral cancer and other medical ailments, and perhaps one day dying from smoking than if putting aluminum foil on my teeth is safe or not. Cancer and dying is worse than stains on your teeth. These are your choices and you will have to live (or die) with the decisions that you make. Think about it. Is it really worth the risk? ...Read more

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I have been smoking and noticed my teeth is moving, is this related?

I have been smoking and noticed my teeth is moving, is this related?

Periodonal Probs: Mobility of your teeth is indicative of bone loss and problems with the support of your teeth. Smoking can contribute to the problem by irritating the soft tissues and by restricting blood flow. See a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment before you loose your teeth. ...Read more

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I want to whiten my teeth since I've stopped smoking. What can I do?

I want to whiten my teeth since I've stopped smoking. What can I do?

Cleaning: Have a professional cleaning at your dentist's office first. That will get off all the superficial stains and calculus. Afterwards, otc whitening products can be used. For a better result, your dentist can apply professional strength gels. ...Read more

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One of my front teeth has cracked at the side, what can I do for this?

One of my front teeth has cracked at the side, what can I do for this?

I would encourage: You to contact your dentist to have the tooth evaluated. I would discourage home treatments/ remedies. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to be smoking cigarettes before it stains your teeth?

How much time do you have to be smoking cigarettes before it stains your teeth?

Immediately: Smoking immediately starts staining your teeth. It may take a short while for enough stain to build up for you to notice it. ...Read more

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What if I start smoking with braces will my teeth be stained when they come off?

What if I start smoking with braces will my teeth be stained when they come off?

No: Enjoying your body won't make you infertile, blind, weak, spiritually depraved, or insensitive to others. All guys and most girls do this beginning at puberty. It's how we learn about our bodies and stay comfortable to do other things we need to be doing. Only if erotica is an obsession interfering with other things should you get with your physician for a fix. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a lot of cracks and chips in her teeth. Why and how can I prevent this?

My 4 year old has a lot of cracks and chips in her teeth. Why and how can I prevent this?

Multiple causes: Cracks ; chips in baby teeth usually due to grinding. Sometimes, however, due to enamel defect. Grinding sometimes due to malocclusion. Ask your dentist for evaluation, and, if indicated, referral to a pediatric dental specialist. ...Read more

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Only symptom is my back teeth hurts a bit while I eat. Will my dentist realise I've been smoking?

Only symptom is my back teeth hurts a bit while I eat. Will my dentist realise I've been smoking?

Who cares: He or she may or may not realize you've been smoking. If you're getting your teeth cleaned and checked regularly, then that's not the issue. Of course, there are dental concerns associated with smoking, such as periodontal disease, increased risk for cavities, etc., don't worry if your dentist will find out if you smoke. Tell him or her anyways! We're here to help you! ...Read more

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Can my teeth fall out or crack if I use crest white strips? What are the cons to whiting teeth this way?

Can my teeth fall out or crack if I use crest white strips? What are the cons to whiting teeth this way?

No: Using white strips can not make your teeth fall out or crack chek with your dentist and read the company specification ...Read more

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Sir I saket age 23 my teeth becomes yellow due to smoking how can I make my teeth colour to normal colour?

Sir I saket age 23 my teeth becomes yellow due to smoking how can I make my teeth colour to normal colour?

Teeth and lungs!: If you think your teeth are yellow, just imagine what your lungs look like. Sorry for this comment, but I once observed an autopsy and it looked like someone had crumbled charcoal briquets throughout the lungs. I never smoked, but if I did, that would make me stop on the spot! ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a feeling my two beautiful front teeth are going to crack soon. : (will replacements be noticable?

Need help. I've got a feeling my two beautiful front teeth are going to crack soon. : (will replacements be noticable?

Look amazing soon: Dentistry can now offer so many options that are beautiful and natural. If your teeth needs restorations, it is likely that they look even better than before treatment. Please consult a dentist asap, as it is rare you "feel" something is about to happen--if you sense this from the way your teeth feel (different), it is often they have some damage already. The sooner, the more options you'll have. ...Read more

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How easy is it for teeth to get cracked? I turned my head suddenly and my bottom teeth were sliding against my top teeth. Are my teeth cracked?

How easy is it for teeth to get cracked? I turned my head suddenly and my bottom teeth were sliding against my top teeth. Are my teeth cracked?

Not Easily: But if traumatized by impact, grinding, or compromised by caries, they can chip or crack more readily. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but can still break if enough force is applied. Diamonds and granite are harder than enamel, but they too can be broken. If you grind, wear a bruxism guard to protect your teeth, and don't use them as tools. ...Read more

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Under mybrige, lower front, 4 teeth middle, it appears that the tooth on my left broke/cracked... Should this happen all I did was lightly clinch my teeth fron to back by chewing dinner

While: While it is likely that it should not, it is entirely possible it could. Crowns and bridges help teeth, but they are not bulletproof. While dentists do our best to fix teeth, nothing we do lasts forever. See your dentist asap to limit damages and future costs. ...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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My teeth arebecoming dark due to smoking?

Yes!: If you think your teeth are darkening and discolored, just think about what is happening to your mouth, tongue, throat and lungs. Those things destroy all the cells over time. Stop now while you still can! ...Read more

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Will smoking damage your teeth in any way?

Will smoking damage your teeth in any way?

Smoking oral damage: Yes, besides giving you fowl breathe, bad gums, smoking dries the mouth, stains your teeth brown or yellow. The real damage to your teeth is the damage to you gums and supporting bone leading to pre-mature bone loss and tooth loss. ...Read more

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How can I have strong teeth? Have tiny cracks in them.

How can I have strong teeth? Have tiny cracks in them.

Maybe a night guard: All of our teeth develop tiny cracks in them over time. These are superficial and not structural. If the visible cracks are more prominent they may be a result of damaging force applied during periods of clenching and/or grinding. This often occurs unconsciously and frequently during sleep. It can be managed by wearing a "nite guard". Have your dentist check the areas of concern. ...Read more

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How should cracked teeth be treated?

See your dentist: Treatment for a cracked tooth depends on the size and location of the crack and the symptoms you are experiencing. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are cracked teeth treated?

Can you tell me how are cracked teeth treated?

More info needed...: How large is the crack? How much tooth is left? Does the tooth have root canal therapy? Bone support? Condition of adjacent teeth? When you visit your local dentist, these questions will be answered and they will tell you what is best for your specific tooth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how are cracked teeth treated?

Can you tell me, how are cracked teeth treated?

Cap: Generally, a diagnosed "cracked tooth" is treated with a simple crown ("cap"). 9 times out of 10 this is all that is required. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have faded or cracked teeth?

See a dentist: Sometimes cracked teeth are obvious. Sometimes they may have micro-fractures. Best to check with a dentist who works in microscopic loupes. Silver mercury fillings expand and contract. Combine that with a person who grinds their teeth and you have a recipe for fracture. ...Read more

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How can I whiten my teeth after years of smoking?

Tooth whitening: First, stop smoking, second, see your dentist and get some professional whitening. ...Read more

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I have cracks in my teeth, does this mean they are weak?

I have cracks in my teeth, does this mean they are weak?

Teeth cracks: It may mean that they are weakened and more prone to fracture, especially in the back teeth that have more stress. However it is not abnormal to see fine cracks (called crazing lines) in anterior teeth. Most of the time we just leave these alone and observe for symptoms - such as sensitivity to biting. When this happens, veneers or some kind of bonded porcelain restoration is your best bet. ...Read more

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Black cracks on your teeth mean you are developing cavities?

Black cracks on your teeth mean you are developing cavities?

Dental exam: The best answer will come from a dentist after you have an exam. You may have decay or a cracked tooth. Either case you need dental treatment. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Why do I have yello and brown cracks on my front teeth on my bottom teeth?

2 things: May be one or both of 2 things. As we wear down our front teeth over time, the enamel on the top edge wears away. This exposes the softer more yellow/brn/orange dentin. Just like a pothole in the road, the dentin wears away leaving the enamel unsupported, which eventually chips. Also, the dentin stains. Easy to fix with filling. Also formed as teeth age are vertical craze lines which may stain. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm in the process of teeth bleaching, would smoking affect it at all?

Duh: What do you think stained your teeth in the first place? Bleaching can make teeth more porous. Combine bleaching with smoking and you can have white teeth, lung cancer, wrinkled skin, mouth cancer, stained fingers, increased cardiac risk, increased incidence of stroke, and so many other problems. ...Read more

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What can be done to repair teeth after crack use when teeth have had excellent care?

Depends: It depends on what treatment your teeth need. It can be as simple as a filling or as complex as root canal therapy and fixed crowns.

Find a dentist in your area who can examine you. ...Read more