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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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Which vitamin is good for teeths and gums health?

Which vitamin is good for teeths and gums health?

All of them: There are many vitamins that when lacking, cause dental problems; but, recommended daily allowances are only the dosages of vitamins that are minimum to prevent deficiency syndromes. The optimal amount of vitamins for health is still debatable. Good balanced nutrition is vital to good health and healing. If eating balanced healthy food is too difficult, our office recomends pharmanex sups. ...Read more

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Iv had my teeth cleaned dose that mean my gum deisea has gone?

Iv had my teeth cleaned dose that mean my gum deisea has gone?

Good 1st step: Treating active gum disease requires more than a cleaning. It requires rigorous maintenance on your part. Sometimes surgery is required. Please talk to your dentist about the complexity and severity of your gum disease, the treatment plan going forward, and if the services of a periodontist, a gum specialist, are warranted. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Sugarless is best: Chewing sugared gum constantly bathes the teeth in sugar. Sugarless is preferred. If you get headaches or a tired jaw from chewing then you should avoid it. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

It depends on type: The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase decay. Chewing gum cn be very helpful for someone with dry mouth because it helps to stimulate saliva production. Xylitol gums will protect the teeth from decay. Chewing can increase TMJ pain in us suseptable people. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Bone loss?: If you have bone loss secondary to periodontitis, and your gums have receded, then no, they will not regenerate and migrate to cover your exposed roots or fill in the dark triangles near the gum line. Please have yourself evaluated by a periodontist to help prevent further bone and tooth loss. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

No: Chewing gun doesn't strengthen the teeth. However constant chewing can lead to TMJ issues. The jaw joint will be affected eventually. The teeth usually are not affected. ...Read more

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What chewing gum is best for teeth?

What chewing gum is best for teeth?

Sugar Free/Xylitol: Sugar free chewing gum with the first few ingredients being xylitol is best. The xylitol will aid in fighting cavities. Trident & spry are just a couple. ...Read more

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Why is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

Why is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

It's Usually Not: If you have healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy jaw joints and muscles, chewing gum is usuall fine. In fact, sugarless gum or a variety with xyletol as a sweetener can actually be beneficial to your oral health. Chewing gum also stimulates saliva, which can dilute oral acids and help to protect your teeth from cavities. Your dentist can tell you much more about it. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum sharpen your teeth?

Could chewing gum sharpen your teeth?

Like a knife?: If that is your question, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum healthy for your teeth?

Yes: Yes, but only if it contains xylitol as it's sweetener. It can even prevent cavities. ...Read more

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How to keep my gums and teeth healthy?

How to keep my gums and teeth healthy?

Brush/floss: We all want our teeth to last a lifetime. The most important preventive measure is to brush after each meal, and floss at least once a day. A Fluoride mouth rinse can strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. Avoid snacks in between meals. Finally see your dentist at least twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. This way any small issues can be addressed before become big problems. ...Read more

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Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Many reasons: White around the teeth can be anything from food debris to cancer. That said, more common causes are fungal infections like thrush, tissue changes like leukoplakia that occur with smoking, bad oral hygiene, or overuse of alcoholic mouthwashes. The tissues at the edges are thin and are sensitive to systemic changes like diabetes and vitamin deficiencies like scurvy. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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What to do about gum pain between teeth?

What to do about gum pain between teeth?

See your dentist: Gum pain can be related to a number of different causes. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. You should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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Why could someone's gums and teeth hurt?

Why could someone's gums and teeth hurt?

Inflammation: Inflammation (or even an infection) are usually the culprits. See a local dentist to determine what might be causing your discomfort, and have it treated. ...Read more

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Does saccharine affect the teeth and gum?

Does saccharine affect the teeth and gum?

No: Saccharine has a long history. It is not suspected of causing any tooth or gum problems. ...Read more

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How can I keep my gums and teeth healthy?

How can I keep my gums and teeth healthy?

Visit dentist: Visit your dentist for a comprehensive examination, regular dental cleaning, proper diet, good daily oral hygiene, no bad habits, protect teeth if practicing sports. ...Read more

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Which tablet can I take for teeth/gum pain?

Telephone: If you're having mouth pain you need to call a Dentist ASAP before the pain becomes intractable. A pain killer will dull the pain as the cause of the pain worsens, until the problem is so severe that pills will no longer "work." You need to see a Dentist...NOW. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more