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How To Fix Loose Teeth Naturally
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Periodontal disease: Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening. It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals. ...Read more
Yes and no: Depends on the severity. Sometimes slight mobility can be corrected with periodontal treatment, splinting, bone grafting, etc. Unfortunately, if the mobility is more severe, there isn't much that can be done other than extraction. If there's inadequate bone to hold the teeth securely in the mouth, they're kinda out of luck. ...Read more
No: Not in and of itself. Many people with severely crowded teeth have strong healthy teeth and supporting tissues (bone and gums). However, crowded teeth are definitely more prone to cavities and periodontal (gum) problems. Along with traumatic occlusion and loss of bone, the teeth may become loose. If your teeth do feel loose, see your dentist to determine cause and remedy. ...Read more
This is impossible to diagnose accurately without a clinical examination and x-rays.
That being said, loose teeth is usually the result of extensive bone loss/advanced periodontal (gum) disease. This, however, would not normally occur in someone your age (22).
Make an appointment with a dentist for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on what the black lines are from. If they are organic stains, any whitening agent can remove them, or a hygienist with some mild pumice. Your local natural food/product store will have things on the shelf you can use. If they are areas of decay, you should have the decay removed and the tooth filled. Check with your dentist to make sure you know what the lines are from. ...Read more
Likely gum disease: Adults with a loose tooth, may have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. It is an infection of tissue that hold your teeth in place, and as it progresses, it can severely damage your jawbone. Your teeth then have nothing solid to support them. Other potential causes of loose teeth are trauma and other physical stress including accidents, jaw-grinding with misaligned bite. See dentist! ...Read more
Many possibilities: Periodontal disease comes to mind first. Severe decay resulting in unrestorable teeth is another possibility. How diligent was this 31 year old in maintaining his health and in visiting his dentist for professional cleanings and restorations? ...Read more
See a dentist: You will have to actually see a dentist to determine how mobile your teeth are, and what if anything is causing them to be loose. Periodontal (gum) disease would be the most likely cause, although there are a host of other possibilities. ...Read more
Loose Teeth: Loose teeth do not always need to be removed. You need to see a dentist that will check your teeth and check the gums. This is done by a probe which measures 6 areas around each tooth to help determine if the bone level is good around each tooth. Other things can cause loose teeth like a heavy bite or grinding and clenching your teeth during the day or night. See your dentist asap. ...Read more
Talk to others: See the Oral Surgeon and the Prosthodontist for options. Ask them for referrals to patients who have had this happen to them and learn how they got through it and dealt with it every step. It will help you and help you learn how to get through it. We extract the teeth, place implants, and place fixed temporary teeth at the same visit. You are not without teeth, except while in the office. Good Luck. ...Read more
Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease (gum disease) is slow, chronic, painless infection of gums. If bacteria in plaque not removed (brushing, flossing), gums swell and bleed (gingivitis). Left untreated, infection progresses with deep gum pockets, bone loss, loose teeth. Bone holds teeth in place. As more bone is lost, teeth get loose. You should see you dds asap to determine if periodontal treatment can save your teeth. ...Read more
Possible: In that baking soda (not powder) is a commonly used dentifrice it can be said to lighten teeth by helping to remove extrinsic stain or help clean them of dark surface deposits. It has no natural bleaching capability though to alter the intrinsic color of the tooth so depending on what you mean by lighten, the best answer is "maybe". ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is the most common cause of loose teeth in adults. This is caused by some specific bacteria growing around the teeth and below your gums that produce toxins that will destroy the bone supporting your teeth. The treatment that a periodontist does is aimed at reducing and keeping your tissues free of these bacteria. See a periodontist asap ...Read more
Crowded teeth can contribute to poor oral hygiene, trapped plaque and calculus will cause gingival inflammation and ultimately attachment and bone loss. Uneven pressure from the crowded teeth with less bone means weak anchor and increased mobility.
I urge you to get a periodontal and an orthodontic evaluation as well before your condition worsen. ...Read more
Dental exam: Teeth should not feel loose. Crowding does make your teeth more suseptable to dental problems. But it is not possible tp tell what your problem is without seeing you, doing an exam and taking x-rays. See a dentist asap. It will not get better if you don't see a dentist. ...Read more
Is it normal for teeth to be a tiny bit loose? I can wiggle some them if I push on them hard enough.
No: Mobility caused by periodontal disease resulting in bone loss, or from malocclusion producing untoward forces on teeth, or from systemic disease such as Diabetes damaging bone, or from parafunctional habits. Have you brought mobility to your Dentist's attention? Referral to a Periodontist and/or Orthodontist may be in order. ...Read more
I am 16 I had an small accident yesterday. About 25 %of my teeth had broken. Do I can have a full teeth naturally?
No: However, your dentist will try to save as many of your natural teeth as possible. Call for initial appointment. ...Read more
In general, do most adults begin to loose more of their upper than lower teeth? The exact cause is not the issue here. Thanks.
In general: Adults tend to lose more of the teeth they don't brush and floss properly or adequately; and also the ones they don't restore properly based upon the recommendations of their treating dentist. That's true whether it's upper or lower or left or right. ...Read more
My upper teeths all seem loose. I've had braces for 7yrs and removed them 3 yrs ago. Is this loose feeling normal? I have a retainer.
I lost my a tooth about 3 years ago. My teeth alignment is unaffected till now. Is there any chance that my teeth may loose their alignment now?
Yes: Teeth continue to move throughout life. Not replacing an extracted posterior tooth is usually a template for posterior bite collapse. If an anterior tooth is lost expect eventual tipping and drifting. See your Dentist to evaluate the stability of your dentition and the treatment alternatives that are available. Unfortunately many people wait too long because movement is not obvious early-on. ...Read more
Teeth darken naturally as we get older. Making sure your teeth are free of stain from coffee, tea and smoking, will help your teeth look brighter. If your teeth are crooked or over-lapped, orthdontic treatment will help them look brighter.
Toothpaste will help clean teeth, but will not whiten them.
The best way to whiten your teeth is through your dentist office. ...Read more
Naturally?: Teeth have an intrinsic grey, pink, yellow, or beige color. The surface of the teeth can also stain from foods and from the narwal bacteria in your mouth that produce pigments. See your Dentist/Hygienist for a professional cleaning. Avoid coffee, tea, colas, mustard, saffron, tomato sauce, smoking. Talk to your Dentist about the many whitening procedures available today. ...Read more