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Doctor insights on: Number Of Teeth

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What is the guinness world record for most number of teeth in an adult?

What is the guinness world record for most number of teeth in an adult?

35: Most adults have a maximum of 32 teeth. The guinness world record for the most teeth in the mouth belongs to kanchan rajawat (india) and luca meriano (italy), both of whom had teeth 35 adult teeth as of 17 october 2008. ...Read more

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Does surgery cost depend on the number of teeth removed?

Does surgery cost depend on the number of teeth removed?

Yes.: The fee for oral surgery is based on how many teeth are removed and what level of difficulty is involved in removal of the teeth. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Do we have the same number of baby teeth as we do adult teeth?

Do we have the same number of baby teeth as we do adult teeth?

No: Twenty primary teeth, thirty two secondary teeth (usually). In some people genetics play a role in formation of an extra tooth, or a tooth that does not form. ...Read more

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What's the maximum number of times a year i can white my teeth?

What's the maximum number of times a year i can white my teeth?

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 more

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What is the number one way to whiten your teeth?

What is the number one way to whiten your teeth?

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 more

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What is the number one way to whiten your teeth without enamal spots?

What is the number one way to whiten your teeth without enamal spots?

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

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Does brushing our teeth also lower the number of 'healthy' bacteria in our mouths?

Does brushing our teeth also lower the number of 'healthy' bacteria in our mouths?

Possible: Brushing your teeth will always help lower the bacterial count in your mouth but they reproduce very rapidly and that is why we must brush mulitple times in a day. So don't worry about them. ...Read more

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