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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
See your dentist: Treatment options for dental erosion vary depending on the severity of damage. For small erosion composite resin filling is recommended. If the enamel loss is significant, porcelain veneer or crown is recommended. The crown will protect the tooth from further decay. See your dentist foe evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What are the long term effects to my health for being bulimic? I know about bthe erosion to teeth.
Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, swollen salivary glands, and more. Depression often accompanies this condition. The good news: it can be treated. For a more inclusive run-down: http://tinyurl. Com/mm5s4m5 and http://tinyurl. Com/34sc4p the effects go far beyond teeth. ...Read more
I read on the internet about acid erosion on teeth, and how dentist say it causes a sandblasted transcluscent look to teeth enamel. What does that mean?
Acid erosion is caused by consuming acidic foods and drinks. The acids will remove the minerals in your teeth and cause them to be thinner, shorter, and weaker. Sometimes the teeth will be so, thin you can almost see thru them, this is called translucency.
Be careful with your diet. See your dentist if you have concerns about acid erosion. ...Read more
Dental consult: There are ways to prevent erosions and to treat them if you have them. The treatment would be dependent upon the cause, the extent, the location, your caries susceptibility, your oral hygiene and the degree of sensitivity of those teeth. There is insufficient room to discuss these factors on this website. Your dentist can examine you and discuss these issues with you. ...Read more
Ask your dentist: Erosions and wear certainly can progress and become very tough to restore if extensive. Your dentist can best evaluate and discuss your options ranging from filling the area in to at least protect it with tooth colored bonding, to veneers or full coverage crowns. I have personally had some erosion areas on my front teeth bonded on several occasions with wonderful success. Add a nightguard. ...Read more
Suffered a. Reflux (teeth erosion) it has been under control lately but I still wake up with bitter taste, yet my last endo only shows minor gastritis?
Eval: Even with minor reflux you can still have a bad taste in your mouth. Some other causes can be allergies or infection. It is possible that you have sleep apnea and this may cause acid reflux. If you snore, are overweight, are tired, you should talk to your doctor about sleep apnea. ...Read more
Professional: Any otc system will make it worse. A professionally made tray & system may be able to painlessly whiten your teeth. ...Read more
My little girl (3 years old) has an erosion in her front teeth... Is it something serious??? & why is that happening to her teeth?
ToothFairy'sRevenge: Does your little girl walk around with a bottle-plus-nipple of apple juice in her mouth? Does she drink soda? Does she suck her thumb? Suckers? Candies? Lemons or other sour foods? Ever had any trauma to that area? Brush regularly? Chew gum? (hope not) In any event, she needs to be seen by a dentist to see what's what. ...Read more
If I have acid erosion on my front teeth. Will the acid erosion continue to get worse if I am wearing a upper soft biteguard? I am a bad mouth breather.
Your bite guard will protect your teeth from the wear caused by grinding. It will not protect your teeth from the acids in your diet, such as soda (even diet sodas are acidic) or from bulimia or from gerd. You may have a dry mouth from mouth breathing and this can cause additional tooth problems.
Talk with your dentist and your md about this concerns. Md can help with gerd and breathing. ...Read more
Yes you do: You absolutely do need dental expertise. You need to call your dentist immediately for examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Many possible causes for erosion, therefore many possible solutions. You need to see a pro, not a computer screen. Please call to schedule before the erosion gets out of hand. ...Read more
Not enough evidence: If you happen to be experiencing sensitivity at the gumline after using your trays/strips, it is possible that the gel is causing that. However, it is not likely that gel is causing any recession. You may also be noticing it more, since the dentin where the enamel stops will not whiten as enamel does and you will see the difference at the gumline more so with the enamel becoming lighter. ...Read more
No erosion...: ...But not good enough. For best results brush 2x/day 2 full minutes by the clock using a soft toothbrush and a pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste. Don't forget to clean between teeth (floss/water pik) daily. Brush gently. The idea is to disrupt the soft, sticky bacterial plaque. ...Read more
What can I do at night to protect my teeth from further acid erosion from acid reflux? I am a mouth breather, and I know that makes it worst.
Talk to dentist:
1) sleep slightly elevated.
2) get soft, dentist-made mouthguards (upper & lower) that covers the whole tooth surface
3) rinse your mouth, prior to placing your mouthguard, with luke warm water with 1 tsp baking soda mixed in.
4) fill your guard with mi paste (non-fluoride) so long as you do not have a milk/dairy allergy
4) do not drink pop, avoid citrus, etc (acidy foods). ...Read more
Clinching teeth: Clinching teeth breaks the enamel at the gum line. Also brushing too hard breaks the thin enamel at the gum line. Always use a soft brush and throw away old tooth brushes which get hard over time from usage. Get evaluated if you are clinching or grinding get a custom made night guard. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I take a liquid iodine supplement, is iodine an acid and should I wait 30 mins after taking it before brushing teeth to avoid erosion?
Disappearing teeth: The stomach acids come up the throat and hit the back of the upper front teeth and then fall off the tongue and hit the top of the lower back teeth. If you don't look closely at hose areas you may not notice it before it is too late. You may need to see a psychiatrist or therapist to overcome the disorder. ...Read more
Dental erosion: 1st you need to identify the cause (s). It may be from acidic foods ; beverages. Sports drinks are notorious for the amount of acids in them. Gerd and GI problems may play a role as well as eating disorders such as bulimia. Some people suck on tic-tacs or mints all day long. Sipping soda or coffee\tea with extra sugar? Many restorative options for repair. Speak to your dentist for diagnosis\repair. ...Read more
What does it mean when a dentist says, sandblasted look to the tooth, due to acid erosion? What does sandblasted look mean?
Rough ; dull luster: When we sandblast something (such as a tooth) it leaves a rough surface with a dull luster. I'm not sure why a dentist would say that, nor the cause. You should ask the dentist for a more thorough explanation. ...Read more
I have what I think is an "erosion cavity" at the back of my tooth. What are the ways to treat this?
See below: It is good to try to cover up those areas, but know that the best bond is to enamel and likely you are talking about dentin. It still can work well, but not as well and it is more likely to fail, but if you maintain good hygiene and have it checked out you should be fine. Ask your dentist about your options. ...Read more
Can using too much act cause tooth erosion? Act 2x a day plus mi paste plus and colgate total 2x a day.
Diet & acid erosion: You have quite an oral. Hygiene routine. Mi past is great at decreasing decay and strengthening teeth. Look at your diet to reduce erosion. Drink more water. Eliminate soda, energy drinks, and other highly acidic drinks. Even diet drinks have high acid content, so beware of these. Eat healthy foods. Many fruits and veggies are acidic so don't brush immediately after eating, wait a bit. ...Read more
Can Ecigs cause tooth enamel erosion? I had a dark line on my front tooth that was fixed after a cleaning but it's back. Can Ecigs cause this?
It is not possible: E-cigs won’t stain or erode your teeth, but it is not safe alternative to smoking and still addictive. ...Read more