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What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

Crest white strips: I recommend crest white strips. you can buy them at most drug stores. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Orthodontics (Definition)

An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more


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I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?

I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?

No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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Should orthodontist pull child's teeth for braces if crowded?

Should orthodontist pull child's teeth for braces if crowded?

Sometimes: Every patient is different with skeletal and dental presentations that may warrant removal of teeth. I am of the philosophical school of orthodontics that believes that expansion of the lower teeth, if more than just mild, will end in relapse or periodontal breakdown. By careful case selection and understanding growth and harmony of the face, extractions can be very successful. ...Read more

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Could cook children's healthcare cover orthodontist?

Could cook children's healthcare cover orthodontist?

Call ins. Co.: Either call insurance company to ask if they cover orthodontics or review your insurance contract about covered dental services.. ...Read more

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What unconventional tooth cleaning practices do periodontists do?

What unconventional tooth cleaning practices do periodontists do?

Additional info: Some additional procedures done include root planing and use of lasers to do gum surgeries and rendering the pocket ( space around the tooth in the gums ) sterile to promote healing. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth erupted for invisalign. What should I do?

Wisdom teeth erupted for invisalign. What should I do?

Most likely nothing: As long as the wisdom teeth are not interfering with your invisalign aligners you do not have to do anything. If they are impinging on the aligners, the aligners can be adjusted. My best guess is they will eventually need to be extracted. This should have been evident on your invisalign radiographic work-up and discussed prior to your treatment. ...Read more

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Dental professionals: question about conical teeth roots, what to do?

Dental professionals: question about conical teeth roots, what to do?

Do about what ?: Please rephrase being more specific. You can't change the shape of your roots. ...Read more

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Fao tooth975 - adult orthognathic surgery or functional orthodontics, can you tell me?

Fao tooth975 - adult orthognathic surgery or functional orthodontics, can you tell me?

Depends on growth: Functional Orthodontics is most effective in growing children. If there is a large jaw discrepancy in a non-growing person it typically requires Orthognathic surgery for proper correction. ...Read more

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30+female Wisdom tooth impacted back top best option Dentist or Oral Surgeon in UK?emailed this question to UKSurgeon consultation £200 to answer!

 30+female Wisdom tooth impacted back top best option Dentist or Oral Surgeon in UK?emailed this question to UKSurgeon consultation £200 to answer!

Oral surgeon: If the tooth is fully impacted, then it would be best for you to see an oral surgeon. Most impacted wisdom teeth are not w/in the scope of treatment for most general dentists ( although some general dentists do pull impacted wisdom teeth). It sounds like your best course of action would be to go see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

Adjunct: A headgear is an adjunct to orthodontic treatment used to modify skeletal growth and/or to affect tooth position. Headgear can be used in addition to any fixed appliance (braces) system. Don't get hung up on gadgets. Focus on finding the best qualified orthodontic specialist in your area to treat your family. Let him pick the best appliance for the individual's needs. ...Read more

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Abscessed tooth, draining so dentist (back home in Iowa) didn't give me antibiotics. Live in Texas, need dentist ASAP?

Abscessed tooth, draining so dentist (back home in Iowa) didn't give me antibiotics.  Live in Texas, need dentist ASAP?

I would: If you have an infection, I think it's essential for you to be on a proper dose of an effective antibiotic. If I were in your position, I would find a local dentist to see you and evaluate the situation. That's something we can't do over the internet. ...Read more

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Who administers orthodontic treatment: a dentist, a cosmetic dentist, or an orthodontist?

Legally: Legally, any Dentist can do Orthodontic Treatment, just as any Physician can deliver a baby. Orthodontic Specialists have at least 4,000 more hours of Orthodontic Training, and do nothing but Orthodontic Treatment. Studies have shown Orthodontists do it faster and better. And by the way, Cosmetic Dentistry is an honorific, not a specialty. ...Read more

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What do orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist do?

What do orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist do?

-: Orthodontists correct malpositioned teeth. Endodontists treat infections and issues that arise within a tooth and periodontists treat infections and issues related to the supporting structure of our teeth. ...Read more

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Fully Impacted back Wisdom tooth Dentist "can do it"refused referal to Hospital Oral Surgeon.Dentist registered GDC UK only couple yrs. I am cautious?

Fully Impacted back Wisdom tooth Dentist "can do it"refused referal to Hospital Oral Surgeon.Dentist registered GDC UK only couple yrs. I am cautious?

Being a free people: Being a free people in a free country, one should be able to go to whichever practitioner he wishes to go to. If he wishes to see an oral surgeon, that would be fine to do. An oral surgeon likely has more experience with handling any surprises or complications during extractions of impacted teeth. ...Read more

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How much do dental retainers cost in charlotte nc?

How much do dental retainers cost in charlotte nc?

Varies: Different areas charge different prices. Expect $200-$400 as a reasonable charge. ...Read more

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Can adult (age 20) correct overbite by functional appliances? For instance, herbst appliance

Can adult (age 20) correct overbite by functional appliances? For instance, herbst appliance

Yes: Yes appliance therapy can be used effectively in adults. All cases are different and need proper records for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. Other treatment may be needed depending on your situation including other appliances and braces. ...Read more

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Help please! could dentist reuse old crowns?

Help please! could dentist reuse old crowns?

Yes: If your own crown came off and the underlying tooth structure is sound and the crown still fits well, that same crown could be recemented. ...Read more

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Hiv concern in dentist offices?

Hiv concern in dentist offices?

?: If the blood of one person contacts the the blood of another is a risk of HIV & hepatitis. The dental profession was very early in recognizing the risk after a dentist named dr. Acer intentionally infected some of his patients. The profession was one of the first in healthcare to use barrier techniques, proper sterilization practices, and infection control training & prevention. Very low risk. ...Read more

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