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Are there better ways to floss my teeth? I've always been quite bad at flossing. I have a small mouth, and crowded teeth, so it's a chore. I see bunches of other ways to floss in the drug store though. Are any of these others ways better for people like m

Are there better ways to floss my teeth? I've always been quite bad at flossing. I have a small mouth, and crowded teeth, so it's a chore. I see bunches of other ways to floss in the drug store though. Are any of these others ways better for people like m

Though: Though there are devices to aid flossing, nothing has come out to replace it. I would suggest you get some help from your hygienist in technique. They have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share. Iwould also suggest you consider straightening - perhaps invisalign (though you would need to be evaluated to see if it would work for you). ...Read more

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Teether (Definition)

Teethers are objects put in babies' mouths to massage or rub their gums (cloth or plastic ...Read more


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What medication am I taking is causing problem with my teeth (yelow and black color)?

What medication am I taking is causing problem with my teeth (yelow and black color)?

Tooth Discoloration: Several medications lead to tooth discoloration as a side effect. Mouth rinses like chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can stain teeth. Antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and drugs for high blood pressure also cause teeth discoloration. Never discontinue the use of a medication without consulting your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sensitive teeth?

What is the best medication for sensitive teeth?

A telephone: Call your Dentist for an examination. At 20 you shouldn't have sensitive teeth. Have your Dentist determine the cause (gum recession, cavities, fractures or abfractures, pernicious habits like grinding/clenching, malocclusion, damage from eating disorder, damage from drug use, systemic disease, neurological impairment, etc.) Once cause is determined, proper treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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Could my health conditions or medications cause my teeth to rapidly deteriorate?

Could my health conditions or medications cause my teeth to rapidly deteriorate?

Dry mouth: If meds cause dry mouth, that can cause dental problems. See dentist for evaluation and discussion. ...Read more

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I don't grind my teeth at all then what could b the cause of my teeth two front ones turning kinda transparent near the tips?? No medications at all..

I don't grind my teeth at all then what could b the cause of my teeth two front ones turning kinda transparent near the tips?? No medications at all..

Sleep Bruxism: Bruxism (grinding teeth) is not a dangerous problem. However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth and uncomfortable jaw pain. See dentists who have more experience in evaluating bruxism. ...Read more

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How can I make my wisdom teeth stop hurting without medication?

How can I make my wisdom teeth stop hurting without medication?

Wisdom Teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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I need my wisdom teeth out, but I can't take medication! What can I do?

Hypnotherapy: ; acupuncture are sometimes used successfully. You can take any medications? Not even local injections? ...Read more

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Is there any medication to make your teeth white without seeing the dentist?

Is there any medication to make your teeth white without seeing the dentist?

NO: Over the counter "white strips" is the closest you'll get to whitening your teeth without seeing a dentist. Whitening tooth pastes have minimal effect, so need to face the reality that for the best results there are no short cuts to whiter teeth. If that's what you want, schedule an appointment with a dentist. You'll be amazed by the results! ...Read more

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I had teeth removed yesterday lunch time can I drink alcahol now im not on medication?

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I had teeth removed yesterday lunch time can I drink alcahol now im not on medication?

Not recommended: Do not drink alcohol for 72 hours because it can interfere with the healing process, promote bleeding and can cause dry socket. ...Read more

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How much pain medication is generally taken after wisdom teeth removal?

How much pain medication is generally taken after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: The amount and type of pain medication required by an individual following wisdom teeth surgery varies from patient to patient. Some patients take only over the counter analgesics, i.e., ibuprofen, Aspirin or Acetaminophen for a day or two, while others may require or request multiple prescriptions for pain meds. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that help with teeth grinding, I hate using the guard?

Are there any medications that help with teeth grinding, I hate using the guard?

Not really: Teeth grinding or clenching, called bruxism can cause painful aches in the upper jaw, wear and tear on the teeth and sometimes poor sleep. The guard is the first line for bruxism. Medications are only helpful in some cases and are prescribed a by a physician. Sometimes, bruxism may be associated with increased levels of stress and addressing that may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best pain medication to take after having the lower wisdom teeth removed?

What is the best pain medication to take after having the lower wisdom teeth removed?

Ask the dentist: The best medication to take is the medication that was prescribed to you by the person who removed your wisdom teeth. I like to prescribe Motrin and some form of an Acetaminophen and narcotic as long as the health history doesn't contraindicate. If the medications that were prescribed aren't working call your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Will? Abuse of? Narcotic pain medication ruin your teeth?

Will? Abuse of? Narcotic pain medication ruin your teeth?

No and yes: The use of the narcotic will not do it itself. However, it is common to find that those who who have issues with substance abuse tent to also neglect their own health. Failure to properly take care of your oral health can lead to major dental problems. ...Read more

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What makes my yellowish teeth look white? Any toothpaste/ any medication/any home therapy

What makes my yellowish teeth look white? Any toothpaste/ any medication/any home therapy

Teeth whitening: Custom trays, home bleaching/whitening system will give you the best results. The system is available trough the dental office that will fabricate the trays, provide you with professional strength bleach and monitor results. Otc bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement. ...Read more

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Do certain medications cause teeth to hurt? I also have a red bumpy tongue that I am managing with biotene.

Inadvertently: Some medications do have side effects like... Dry mouth. The decrease in saliva has profound effects, such as ph balance. Changes in flora that coat the teeth and lubricate them are altered. Certain medications also cause para functional activity when you sleep. This includes grinding, which can make your teeth hurt. ...Read more

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What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?

What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?

Sadly no: Appropriate medication regimen. Best to see a dentist to have them removed sooner rather than later if symptomatic. Palliative treatment includes warm salt water rinses, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My front teeth starts bleeding, happening since 3 days 2-3 times/day. My dentist is out of town, please suggest some medication or other alternative.

Good hygiene: Brush the area gently and floss twice a day. Sounds like the area is inflamed, you may have caught something between your teeth or you may have calculus caught. You dentist will be able to tell. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction : what pain medications are usually prescribed?

Wisdom teeth extraction : what pain medications are usually prescribed?

Pain Meds: In my office all patients need is 400mg of Motrin 3x/day for the first 3 days after the surgery. They are given 800mg as a loading dose before surgery. They are done under local so patients can follow all PO instructions to the letter for little or no swelling and therefore no pain. Please discuss with your surgeon your particular case. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to relieve pain from a wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the best medication to relieve pain from a wisdom teeth extraction?

Antiinflammatory med: After tooth extraction- there is inflammation. So an anti-inflammatory medication is very important. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are both available without prescription and have prescription strengths as well. Acetaminophen is a good pain reliever but not anti-inflammatory. So taking both can help- or a prescription strenght pain reliever is often needed - usually a narcotic analgesic for a short time. ...Read more

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Pain in my jaw and wisdom teeth, is there medication that can dull the pain?

Pain in my jaw and wisdom teeth, is there medication that can dull the pain?

Yes: I would suggest taking an over the counter medicine such as ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Aspirin if you are not allergic or sensitive to them. Ultimately, you will need to see your dentist for evaluation and definitive treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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Ideas? What pain medications are prescribed for wisdom teeth extraction?

4 common medications: These medications include antibiotics, NSAIDs, pain relievers, and a prescription-strength mouth rinse. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction, what kind of pain medication do docs give for this?

OTC & Rx medications: Prescription painkillers alone like Norco, Vicodin may not be as effective as an OTC combo like Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Ask your dentist/surgeon for more information about pain control. ...Read more

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My son had wisdom teeth removed 16 hours ago. He has been vomiting for the last 12 hours and cannot take pain medications. What should I do?

My son had wisdom teeth removed 16 hours ago. He has been vomiting for the last 12 hours and cannot take pain medications. What should I do?

Call oral surgeon: I'd be concerned about dehydration as well as not being able to take pain medicine. Is your son swollen, bruised, is he still bleeding, did he have general anesthesia, hence the vomiting. Your oral surgeon knows all the particulars about your son's procedure and should have an emergency number for you to call! So don't waste any time, call now! ...Read more

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I need to have 1 of my wisdom teeth and a septic tooth pulled. Could the medications that I have to take for the extractions affect my gastritis?

Not likely: An infected wisdom tooth extraction is a serious procedure. Post-operative care is very important. The pain, complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed precisely. Before prescribing the medication your surgeon will make sure that the benefits to you are greater than the risk of side effects. Take care. ...Read more