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Mouth And Tooth Diseases In Children
If you have gum disease on one tooth or one area of the mouth, does the disease spread to other teeth?
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
Diseases or cause what looks like a few teeth have grown above the gum, indentation in gum where tooth was, and few diff enamal gone at gum, brushfloss, d?
Do children who are just getting their baby teeth need to see the dentist as often as adults? Our daughter just got her first tooth and i'm going to schedule her first visit to the dentist, and am wondering if she will also need to see the dentist every s
You : You ask an excellent question, and I am happy you have taken such a proactive approach to your daughter's health. At six months old she is a bit young to be seen by a dentist. Her first tooth is probably not completely in yet, and there's not much a dentist could do for her at this age. What you should do, as a parent, is gently wipe those teeth with a soft clean cloth before she goes to bed, and never, ever, ever put her to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk in her mouth. The sugars from those liquids will be feeding the bacteria in har mouth all night long. Tha bacteria produce acids, which eat away at her teeth and cause a condition called "baby bottle syndrome". Plain water or a pacifier will not cause this problem. As she gets a bit older, you can start brushing her teeth for her. She will probably want to imitate mommy, so show her how. There will be slightly differing opinions as to what age to bring her in for her first real dental visit. I usually tell my patients when they ask me to bring them in at approximately 2 years old, give or take. It is not that they will need extensive dental care; its more for them to get use to the office, the surroundings, and most importantly going to a dental visit doesn't hurt! at that visit, we try to count the teeth, determine if there are any cavities, and if at all possible, try to gently polish the teeth. It can tickle, and most children do not have a problem with this. Hopefully she will never get cavities, but if she does, it will be only after many uneventful dental visits so the trust will already have been established. All the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults?What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle
Why not?? : Depends upon the age of the child. Until age 8 or 9, they lack the dexterity to safely and effectively clean their own teeth--so we must rely on the parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they aren't all that helpful either! I have used floss followed by a sonicare to clean my son's teeth every night since he was 3 years old--before that we did it manually. He has no dental issues related to disease. ...Read more
If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders? I have no insurance?
Yes, it is possible: A large enough oral infection that is left untreated or even a smaller infection in an immune compromised person can lead to complications that could cause death. Untreated oral infections, such as periodontal disease, have also been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in otherwise healthy people. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can the extraction of an upper back molar tooth without bone grafting that resulted in a sinus droop commonly lead to a TMJ disorder?
Extractions and TMJ: Not the extraction per se, but your having to open widely to get surgical access to the area can cause muscle or TMJ tenderness for a period immediately after the surgery but it would not likely cause a TMJ disorder to develop at a later time. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Can baby teeth in children come in higher than they're supposed to? The baby left eye tooth of our son looks like it's coming in far higher up the gum than his other teeth. Is this something that happens often, and do we need to see a dentist about it? Do
This : This is not unusual. In most cases the tooth will eventually achieve its final ideal position. However, in rare instances a tooth develops in a less than ideal position because of a supernumery (extra) tooth or cyst (as two possibilities) that prevents the tooth from following an ideal eruption pattern. A dental exam and appropriate xray can rule out any abnormalities that might be causative of this disruption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have severe tooth decay from GERD and several chronic illness. Should i get all my teeth pulled? I have diabetes, hypertension, GERD and have had 5 back surgeries. I developed gum disease i assume because of my diabetes and not being able to get treatm
How to go about preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth?
The answer: The answer to your question is much too broad and cannot be answered in the limited space allowed us. Please research these subjects on your own and then if you have specific questions or need clarification, i'm sure there are many dentists on this website who would love to help you. ...Read more
A mosquito entered my mouth but I immediately got it out and wahsed my mouth several times and brushed my teeth so can I get any disease from it?
Don't worry: You should be OKGet a more detailed answer ›
Can i get a disease from an unethical dentist placing someone elses rotten teeth in my mouth without my consent while i under? I recently stayed at a place that claimed that they help homeless people with shelter. There was a sign up that said that the p
You : You clearly sound very upset about this. I am concerned about the health of your teeth, but am also concerned about your mental health. It is possible for an individual to perpetually think that others are out to harm him or her. Granted, there are dangers in the world but some people are more apt to see things as threatening or dangerous. Have you received mental health care in the past? This would likely benefit you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when i brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?
My front teeth ache, I have no cavities, no diseases of the mouth, and have been using a night guard. What could it be?
White roof of mouth white pus pockets in upper guns round white circles in cheeks gum disease in lower teeth lost one another ready to fall out.
My mother has periodontal disease, it's pretty serious but she has not lost any teeth yet, can removing all of her teeth fix the very bad mouth odor?
Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth?
Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Do you know why the top of my mouth is yellow? And I'm scared about going to the dentist in case I have something like gum disease.. , I'm 18 and my teeth are also yellowish and the back of my bottom teeth are yellow with black bits but only visible whe
Multiple Issues: So hard diagnose these things over the internet, especially without being able to examine you. But a local dentist can. You're an adult now, no need to be scared. If you have a problem, it will only get worse without treatment. Seek the help of a local dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rotten teeth: In addition to the expected pain and swelling, decayed teeth can cause infections that result in loss of bone, affect adjacent teeth, spread to other parts of the body causing serious complications and have actually been known to cause death. I personally know of several cases. Nothing to fool around with. Seek treatment right away. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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