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Home Remedies For Widely Spaced Teeth
Uh, uh: While it may be easier to clean between widely spaced teeth, spacing can result in food impact ion as well as tipping or drifting teeth with resultant gum damage. Askmyour dentist for referral to an orthodontic specialist for evaluation and recommendation as to whether treatment is indicated or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth normally are in firm contact with their neighbors. When the contact loosens, food starts getting trapped between the teeth. If the front teeth are spaced, most people feel they don't look their best. Look in the mirror. If you feel your teeth are too far apart, then see an ...Read more
3 choices: Improperly positioned teeth can be aligned. Improperly sized/shaped teeth can be reshaped/bonded/veneered/crowned. Best solution probably would be to have Orthodontic Specialist ideally position teeth so that Restorative Dentist can do the most ideal reconstruction. See both your Dentist and a fully qualified Orthodontist for information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Out of contact: Teeth normally are in firm contact with their neighbors. When the contact loosens, food starts getting trapped between the teeth. If the front teeth are spaced, most people feel they don't look their best. Look in the mirror. If you feel your teeth are too far apart, then see an Orthodontist about correcting them. ...Read more
No: There is no such thing as a "cosmetic dentist". Cosmetic dentistry is not a dental specialty. Any general dentist can perform cosmetic dentistry. Many general dentist take additional courses in cosmetic dentistry but all can perform the procedures you likely need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Out of the three, which one takes longer to fix: widely spaced teeth, really crowded teeth, or crooked teeth?
Consultation needed: Your question is too broad and has insufficient information in order to give you an answer that will be helpful. Each case is different and needs to be evaluated by a personal clinical examination along with x-rays of the teeth. If you have a specific problem or need, i suggest you consult with a general dentist first who can refer you to an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?
The telephone: Any pain numbing product, whether prescription, OTC, or "home" remedy, will only mask symptoms as the cause of the pain becomes more widespread. The best remedy is pick up the telephone, call your Dentist, and make an appointment to treat (eliminate) the cause of the pain. If it's an abscess pain meds will not stop the spread of the infection through your body. CALL NOW! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Most toothpaste for whitening do not cause sensitivity. Some patients, however, already have sensitive teeth. The most common otc whitening product is crest white strips. This seems to work but not great and often causes sensitivity. In our office, the professional products we use are based on the patients level of sensitivity and we also have desensitizers for use beforehand if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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