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Home Remedies To Straighten Teeth
I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?
More information: To accurately answer your question, we would need to know what disease you're talking about. If it's periodontal disease, the only "home remedy" available is routine and meticulous brushing and flossing along with an antibacterial mouthwash like listerine or crest prohealth. This only helps after all the bacterial tartar is removed by your dentist, however. ...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
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 more
Toothpastes & strips: Your pharmacy will have these products. Don't expect them to work anywhere nearly as well as a whitening procedure provided by your dentist. ...Read more
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 more
Over the counter: Many over the counter whitening products work well for young people. The dentist ca. Also make custom trays for home whitening and the strength of the whitening gel would be stronger. ...Read more
Try crestwhite strip: You can certainly try using crest white strips. You might get great whitening of your teeth, but if it doesn't, then a dentist would need to fabricate custom trays and provide a higher concentration of whitening agent to lighten your teeth. Some teeth, however, never get as light as you like and you might need to have veneers to complete the cosmetic change. ...Read more
See below.: You be amazed of how much whiter, less stained and pinker (healthier) gums you will get just buy brushing and flossing a few times a day. By brushing properly using a soft toothbrush you can get great result. You can also use some over the counter whitening toothpaste. This is more of a maintenance plan and you should have a professional cleaning and whitening done by a dentist. ...Read more
Rephrase question: Unable to understand your question please be more descriptive. ...Read more
Not really: Baking soda (not powder) is abrasive and will remove surface stains, but not actually whiten your teeth very much. Excess use can wear away the enamel making your teeth weaker. Consider using products specifically designed to whiten teeth. OTC gels may work for you, but nothing beats professionally dispensed and applied products. ...Read more
I sometimes notice white patch on my teeth. Few of my teeth looks semitransparent too sumtym. Why? Suggest any home remedy to whiten my teeth.
Plaque: White patches on teeth could be plaque if removable some teeth get white patches when then form and depending on how deep they go they might not be bleachable. Home whitening does not work well you need dental bleaching systems which work great. You can try brushing with baking soda to remove stains. ...Read more
Does treatment with in-ovation braces work faster than normal braces? I'm trying to research different kinds of teeth straightening methods, and am intrigued by in-ovation, but there seems to be less information about it than the other types..
Sorry, no remedy: Lets start from the beginning; when was your last cleaning at a dentist's office? If it was more than 6 months, you must be seen by a dentist to have any surface stains and calculus removed. Then you you can try otc gels to give you the shiny white you desire. No magic here. You need professional help first. ...Read more
Until I can afford dental appt., what is an effective otc or home remedy toothache reliever? Its many teeth. I literally use a tube of ambesol a day.
5 suggestions given: See if you qualify for the dental component of Obamacare. Try a school or residency program. Try a dentist that may work with you financially, see if you qualify for third party payments, such as Lending Tree or CareCredit or purchase a dental insurance plan with reduced rates. ...Read more
Is zoom whitening really effective? He recommends the take-home trays. But a friend said her teeth were at least 3 shades whiter after the treatment, and I could tell they were whiter. I tend to trust my dentist, but I did like my friends results..
Zoom! Will do about same amount of whitening that 2-3 weeks of home whitening can in 1 hour. Take home whitening kits are less expensive. The biggest difference is convenience. In a "i want it now" world, zoom! Is popular because of the results are achieved in 1 hour.
As a business man, I would prefer home kits too. Reasoning is chair time and they cost me a lot less than zoom! ...Read more
Relaxation: Often, teeth grinding is a subconscious release of daily tension/stress. If you can reduce your stress and especially before bedtime (like: do not watch tv news before going to sleep). Try to either watch a comedy on tv or read something light (not work related) and see if this helps. Some are helped by exercise or yoga. ...Read more
Not really: Drug stores carry some numbing gels that help some with the pain, but not the infection. You should really see a dentist to get it treated. ...Read more
I have a saveer tooth infectiion & no one will exept a payment plan in my area I have no ins. Is there home remedy or recomended place to go?
No home remedy: You will need dental care, with or without insurance. A dental school or a hospital residency with a dental program may be able to offer you a lower fee than a private office. A credit card is a payment plan, so you may want to pay with that. Small businesses cannot afford to loan money to their clients...That is not part of their obligation to you. ...Read more
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I just had a tooth break on the inner left side about halfway back. Looking in mirror it is looks brown. Only one. Is there home remedy to heal this?
I have a tiny hole in my tooth and I need a home remedy to kill the nerve. I have heard clove works but I was wondering if there's is another way.
See your dentist: See your dentist asap to prevent further complications if you wish to keep your tooth. ...Read more
You can take otc pain meds for a short time while waiting for a dental appointment, but there is nothing you can do to resolve your need for dental treatment. I hope you have already called for an appoinment since things can only get worse, not better.
Feel better soon... ...Read more
Phone call...: A phone call to a pediatric dentist is the only thing you can do at this stage to take care of this situation it's a shame since this could have been prevented. Please call soon to have her teeth restored. ...Read more
Help please? I want to know what are the fast acting home remedy I need to use to cure this horrible tooth pain I'm having?
Till U get 2 dentist: If you don't have swelling and are otherwise in generally good health, you can take 600 mg (3x200mg) Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) and 2x500mg of tylenol, (acetaminophen) together. You can take up to four doses as needed for pain. However, you should plan to see your dentist asap as I would not recommend for you to be taking this medication for a long time if you have swelling or fever, you need to take an antibiotic. ...Read more