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Number Of Teeth
It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?
Anatomy: Back teeth, because of their shapes, are more susceptible to decay. It's also harder to care for supporting tissues. Add to that not bruising 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, not flossing, not having check-ups 2x/year, eating hard foods like ice, high sugar diet, not replacing missing teeth immediately, etc. comes down to see your Dentist regularly and follow advice to the letter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADA reports that 27 percent of the adult population do not have any of their natural teeth left. How do you turn this number around or will it remain?
No maximum: You can whiten your teeth in multiple treatments throughout the year. I would be cautious however of sensitivity which is a normal side effect of the whitening process. As always, it is best to make sure a dentist keeps a check on your progress for your own well being. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Depends on how dark the teeth and the results desired, as well as, the timeframe. Otc strips/trays are ok, but can make teeth sensitive. In office whitening works well. I prefer a combination of in office whitening with home custom trays/gel. This combo gives a quick brightening then allows the patient to maintain at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best Whitening: Best way is to have your dentist do a good cleaning first. Then have then construct trays for you to take home and use the whitening gel the dentist gives you. Fast is not good. Use it for 1-2 hours every 2nd or 3rd night. Too fast may kill the tooth. ...Read more
Hey, I got my teeth taken out Wednesday it's not Saturday so 3/4 days ago, I got two taken out, and the top of my mouth, number 5's? I remember my orthodontist saying.. And I had from each side so I can get braces, I'm 17. I smoke unfortunately but I've a
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