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My Teeth Are So Yellow
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
Great!: Front teeth, being thinner and flatter in shape, are easier to whiten than the back teeth. So that is a great news.... Now it is time to see a dentist and find out why the front teeth are yellower. Soon you will know the best way to have all evenly white teeth. Teeth in 20's and 30's are also easier to whiten than teeth later in life, but if whitening is not indicated, veneers may be an option. ...Read more
My dentist said my teeth are feeling slightly loose because my wisdom teeth are coming through. He said my teeth and gums are healthy so is this why?
May be: Teeth move physiologically due to the shock-absorbing effect of the fibers that anchor the root of the tooth to the bone. There are other reasons that may cause tooth movement like bone loss due to periodontal disease or traumatic occlusion. Wisdom teeth may or may not contribute to the mobility of neighboring teeth depending on several factors. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wrong assumption: You assume because you brush your teeth that the cannot stain.. That's just not true. Coffee, tea, and other foods can impart stains which are absorbed into the enamel and cannot be removed by simple brushing. Speak to your dentist about professional whitening procedures that can whiten your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First things first: First you need to see a dentist for xrays, cleaning, and exam. This will give you a baseline as far as your dental health. The dentist will determine if this yellow, muckiness you describe is plaque, calculus, cavities, staining, or a combination of all this. You have to get your oral health under control first, then deal with the cosmetic issues you are having. Whitening could be an option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Yellow Teeth: The color you perceive is subjective. There are shade guides with 20+ colors, from the super white to a dark grey, all within normal limits. You'll need to have your local dentist compare the color of your teeth to a standard shade guide for you to see where you fall in the color spectrum. Whitening can always lighten the color of your teeth if you are unhappy with their appearance. ...Read more
Infection: It is not easy to say exactly without examining your gums and measuring the pockets around your teeth. It sounds that you may be suffering from a severe case of periodontal disease ( gum & bone )due to heavy deposits under the gums or you may be having some kind of a different infection. This can not be diagnosed or treated over the Internet. You must see a dentist of a gum specialist. ...Read more
Why are my teeth not evenly stained? I do probably drink too much coffee, but i noticed recently that my teeth aren't evenly stained. My top two front teeth look like they have white or light yellow lines in them. What could those be?
So I grind my teeth at night and have my wisdom teeth comin in. Ive realized white spots on my gums they arent sore,im just worried. What are they?
White spots: There is no way to diagnose this without a visual examination and additional information. Call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more
Many: Reasons for this from normal translucency to excessive wear from a misaligned bite or grinding habits. Without being able to see you my best advice is see your dentist for an exam. If it is normal translucency no problem. If it is from excessive wear or grinding then you may consider getting braces to open the bite. In this case i would consult a prosthodontist(crn spec) to work with the ortodntst. ...Read more
My teeth have been killing me, all my molars and my wisdom teeth gums are red and swollen. Are they growing?
Why are the 'whites' of my eyes not so white?
They can look a little red/yellow at times, but they're always dull.
Gilbert's?: Whites are not always pure white. If they seem to be a little more yellow from time to time it may be that you have gilbert's syndrome - a common abnormality in which the breakdown products of your red blood cells are retained in your bloodstream and give your eyes a little yellow. This can be more pronounced during times of physiologic stress. ...Read more
Lots: Genetics, teeth are yellow, grey, beige, or pink. Pigmented foods such as coffee, tea, mustard, tomato sauce, colas, etc. Smoking. Cavities. Tetracycline stain. Poor oral hygiene. And a lot of other reasons. See your very talented experienced dentist to determine what's affecting the color of your teeth and the best what to make them "pearly white.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellowish teeth: I would see a dentist to see why the teeth are yellow. It could be a developmental thing it could be from an oral habit, have it checked out and see if cosmetic procedures such as bleaching of your teeth, veneering or bonding would be indicated to get you happy with their appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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