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Line Front Teeth
Is there any way that I can get rid of the white line on my 2 front teeth? I just noticed it this morning. It has never been there before.
Need more info: How old are you? Vertical or horizontal line? Location? Fracture? Decalcification? Why not see a local dentist for an evaluation and treatment options. ...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
Pain in lower chin and lower jaw line Pain in lower front teeth All painful to touch also Lower lip swollen Skin red under lower lip Started last nigh?
Periodontitis?: Red gums, teeth painful to touch, and swelling all point to periodontal problems. It could of course be abscessed on just one of the teeth, but without an exam, impossible to tell. That's why you need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more
Adjust front teeth: Today large front teeth are popular, however there are options you can discuss with your dentist. Cosmetic contouring can recontour the teeth, orthodontics can rearrange them if they are flaring, or crowns or veneers can change the shape. Many years ago my wife thought her front teeth were too long and had me shorten them. We have subsequently done veneers to make them longer. ...Read more
Front teeth moved:
There is no way to be sure without a clinical/visual exam and additional information.
Movement of teeth can be caused by periodontal (gum) disease, bruxing (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), unrestored decay of fractures, crowding due to eruption of wisdom teeth.
Make an appointment with a dentist for an examination and x-rays. ...Read more
We are not: Bilaterally symmetrical, by that I mean we are not mirror images of each side. Normal variations exist throughout our bodies. If its of concern, speak with your dentist -- there are a lot of cosmetic options available to make your smile as perfect as you would like it to be. Hope this helps. ...Read more
The "Piano" effect: This discoloration from the bleaching agent is a common problem. The strip whitens only the surface leaving the space between the teeth dark. Ask your dentist for professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more
Transparent teeth: That depends upon the cause. For example, if due to lingual erosions? Yes. If just a variation of shading? No. See your dentist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
It can vary: Sometimes when a baby tooth is lost the permanent tooth is right there and comes in quickly. You may be able to see it in a few days but it will take several weeks for the tooth to fully erupt. Sometimes a permanent tooth is not in position to erupt immediately and it can take some time for it to erupt. This happens more frequently if a baby tooth comes out early due to trauma or decay. ...Read more
Please resubmit...: I'm sorry, but the question is not clear. Were you given a box of elastics to use on your front teeth but not sure what to do? Or did your dentist place some elastics on your front teeth but you are not clear on why? Please re-submit your answer. Once your answer is clear, we may be able to help you. ...Read more
There could be several reasons that the tooth or teeth are discolored? To properly assess the cause and determine appropriate treatment you need to see a dentist. There are no mysteries here, it is pretty cut and dry.
Good luck, and happy new year. ...Read more
Maybe: It may be related to what you eat or it may be related to clenching or grinding. If you are clenching or grinding see your dentist or an orofacial pain specialist for a solution. If the tooth is hitting too hard when you close, it may just require relieving the bite by your dentist. ...Read more
Why?: In order to answer the question, one would need to know why your two front teeth need to be "shaved down". If there is a sound rationale or reason for the procedure, you should see a dentist for evaluation and any indicated treatment. ...Read more
Please explain...: Does the actual tooth surface feel soft, or do you feel as if the teeth are mobile? Either way you should have a local dentist take a look. ...Read more
See a dentist: A densest can help you make the right choice in fixing your teeth. ...Read more
Periodontist: Please make an appointment with a local periodontist. Loose teeth are indicative of periodontal disease. The sooner you treat the problem the better chance you have of saving your teeth. ...Read more
Orthodontics: Start with your dentist to determine the health of all of your teeth, and then seek the advice of an orthodontist who specializes in the correction of malocclusions. ...Read more
See a dentist: Most likely this means you are grinding on the back of the front teeth and have worn away the enamel and dentin on the back of the front teeth, leaving only the enamel on the front of the tooth. Enamel is translucent, meaning you can see through it. You might be able to have bonding placed on the back of the front teeth to replace what's gone. Call a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Enamel wearing thin: As we age your enamel wears down. And....One area that thins is the enamel on the front teeth. Enamel is a crystalline structure and when it thins like you are talking they appear translucent. If it bothers you. Have your dentist smooth them out or if there is enough to fill then do so. ...Read more
You would: Need to see an orthodontist for an evaluation. Often its not possible just to move or two teeth - depends on space / crowding etc. An orthodontist would be best equipped to assist in this regard. Hope this helps. ...Read more