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Mouth (Definition)

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


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How long after a dental filling am I able to brush my teeth?

How long after a dental filling am I able to brush my teeth?

Dental filling: The dentist advised no food x 1 hour after filling. In a few hours i see no reason why you cannot brush your teeth. ...Read more

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Will brushing my teeth with activated charcoal harm my composite fillings?

No: Activated charcoal will not harm the filling. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Normal to have minor aches and pains in the teeth after a dental filling?

Normal to have minor aches and pains in the teeth after a dental filling?

It is normal: Some discomfort or a mild pain should be considered as normal for a few weeks after having a dental filling. However, ask your dentist to reevaluate if pain is abnormal or if the pain persists more than 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What are some ways to remove the yellow from dental filling and teeth?

What are some ways to remove the yellow from dental filling and teeth?

Dental cleaning: See your dentist for a professional cleaning. It might take repolishing or replacing the fillings to get them the color you want. Cleaning first to see what changes can be made. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best dental filling material for your children's teeth?

What's the best dental filling material for your children's teeth?

It depends.: Which material is best for your child depends on whether this is a baby tooth or one of the permanent teeth, and how big the filling will need to be. Tooth colored fillings are usually best for really small fillings since it binds with the tooth enamel. Though not all tooth colred fillings work on baby teeth. Silver fillings are stronger so they may be better for larger fillings. ...Read more

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Can a dental filling cause your teeth to feel sensitive afterwards?

Can a dental filling cause your teeth to feel sensitive afterwards?

Yes, but...: Usually for a short time only. Like a cut in the skin, it is normal to be tender for a couple of days until it heals. Deep fillings and cracked teeth can be highly sensitive (esp. To ice/cold) and may need further care. Sensitivity that lasts should be evaluated by your dentist. Root canal therapy can alleviate painful pulpal problems. ...Read more

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I felt amazed that a cotton placed inside my molar & had dental filling for 10years is still white inside my tooth after being re-opened. Why is it?

I felt amazed that a cotton placed inside my molar & had dental filling for 10years is still white inside my tooth after being re-opened. Why is it?

It was sealed: If no saliva or debris or bacteria seeped into the area where the cotton was, it would be dry and it would not be contaminated. Same thing would happen to a piece of cotton left in a dry, moisture free, sealed bottle for 10, 20, or even 30 years. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth removal, is it necessary to have a dental filling in the extraction site?

No: A dental filling is not placed in the extraction site. Depending on the size of the defect from the removal of the wisdom tooth, some extraction sites are grafted to help prevent a periodontal problem with an adjacent tooth. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Dental Filling (Definition)

A filling is a dental material to replace a portion of the tooth lost due to fracture or decay. It can be composite ...Read more