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Eat Fresh Foods: Eat a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole gains in their raw or minimally modified state. ...Read more
Salad: I just had one for lunch.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a wound and there is a thick white tissue that is filling the wound bed. Does it need to be debrided?
Depends: Not necessarily. As a wound heals there is a white/gray color at the base of the wound called granulation tissue. Many times this can be confused with pus. Apply gentle pressure around the wound to see if there is any expression of this tissue as pus will drain and granulation (healing) tissue will not. Any increase in tenderness, redness, or warmth to the area needs medical evaluation. ...Read more
Self fat good choice: Lip augmentation with one's own fat is actually not a bad option at all compared to fillers...no chance really of immune reactions to foreign material, you're probably replacing what your lips have lost over time anyway. If stem cells can be used, so much the better as this will also stir up a good circulatory supply needed for the fat to survive and the process could be permanent. ...Read more
Is fat transplant a safe procedure!?would you recommend it for facial cosmetic as cheeck filling!?
Fat injections: Fat injections are safe and effective when accomplished by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
What can I eat to up my intake of carbs? I'm filling protein and fats just fine but carbs are tough to find without going over in another category
Carb intake: The Best carbs are whole fruit and whole vegetables and whole grains. Of course, you can add bread, potato, pasta, squash, egg plant, zucchini. ...Read more
Can you suggest healthy, filling foods? Have been using soup, tea... so many of my snacks just don't satisfy. Was trying low calorie, low fat snacks.
I strongly suggest that you go on-line to "NuVal" where you will find the good, not so good, and bad for you foods.
You should have no trouble finding food that are best for you.
Some scores will surprise you but pay attention to what you read on the list of foods. ...Read more
right away with care: You can eat most things after a filling but should avoid sticky things like hard canday, gummy candy, and hard to chew items like bread. The adhesion between the filling and the tooth needs some time to mature but will do so in less than 24 hours. Also, you should wait until the anesthetic wears of to prevent filling damage or biting your cheek. ...Read more
I don't know: Great question for all of us dieters everywhere! I don't know the scientific answer but if you eat a very high fiber cereal like all bran, fiber one, or even raisin bran and then follow it with 8 oz of water, you will get a low calorie, high fiber meal that's very filling! I promise. ...Read more
Yes: Many patients like to have as much treatment completed at the visit to minimize the number of visits. It really depends on the size of the fillings and how the restorative dentist schedules his/her patients. Discuss this with the dentist who will be treating you. ...Read more
Call a dentist: You can fracture or break a piece off your filling it you bite down too hard or catch it precisely at the wrong angle. Each tooth situation is different so your dentist will need to assess it and discuss the various options and materials with you. Take care. ...Read more
Painful Fillings: If your fillings hurt it means that the nerves of your teeth are unhappy. Pay attention to what causes them to hurt. Sensitive to biting, do they ache after a meal? Is there hot and cold sensitivity, if so how long does it take for the pain to go away, actually count the seconds for the pain to go away. Final advice, take this information and talk to your dentist. The solution may be simple. ...Read more
OTC: If you have some sensitivity or discomfort following a filling, take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve, tylenol (acetaminophen) or what you would normally take for a headache. If the discomfort worsens or lasts more than day or so, call your own dentist for advice. ...Read more
Depends on size: Depending on the size and location of a filling it can take as little as a few minutes to as long as 30 minutes. There are so many factores that it truly depends on your problem and the skill level of your dentist. ...Read more
See your dentist: If you feel dissatisfied with treatment that has been provided, you should first discuss the matter with your treating dentist and find the reason for this problem. A dentist is a skilled professional who practices with the utmost care and responsibility. Good luck. ...Read more
What was the cause?: How long ago was the filling placed? Did your dentist advise you of some precautions to follow that you did not heed? Did your dentist suggest a guarded prognosis for the durability or life of the filling. You need to discuss this issue with your dentist. The breaking of the filling might not have been preventable. Sometimes a dentist will replace a recent filling at a reduced fee or for free. ...Read more
6-9 years smile zone: Composite fillings are a manmade substitute for natural tooth enamel. When done well, they can look great for 6-9 years. Made from acrylic they are slightly "porous" and are subject to absorbing unremovable stain. And their bonded edges eventually separate and stain there too! A cosmetic failure is just as valid reason to replace as a physical "break down" when in the esthetic smile zone! ...Read more
Dentist house calls!: With portable x-rays and drills, there are now dentist that provide almost full service dental housed calls! They can removed and replace your composite fillings at home. Check google for availability in your town. Also, research recent wall street journal news article on the subject. ...Read more
See your dentist: There can be different reasons for a filling to fall out. There can be decay under the old filling, trauma to the tooth, change in the bite, etc. See your dentist as soon as possible ...Read more