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Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Early- white spots: Baby bottle tooth decay is more accurately referred to as early childhood caries since children don’t need to be using a bottle to develop tooth decay. The very earliest stages of ecc can appear as white spots on the teeth- often by the gumline. This is demineralized dental enamel. If the demineralization continues under the enamel, the spot will become darker. The enamel can appear intact. ...Read more

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Tooth Decay (Definition)

Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of baby bottle tooth decay?

What are the symptoms of baby bottle tooth decay?

Cavities, which can: Cavities seen by the parent, caused by the lactose in milk (milk sugar). ...Read more

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Can bleeding in the gum and mouth sores in children be signs of teething?

Can bleeding in the gum and mouth sores in children be signs of teething?

It doesn't matter: It doesn't matter if it can be. What is important is what's causing both symptoms? She should be seen by at least a dentist (and possibly a physician if the dentist thinks that appropriate). There is no way to observe, diagnose and guess as to what's actually going on. Sorry. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tooth infections and of wisdom teeth growing?

What are the symptoms of tooth infections and of wisdom teeth growing?

Symptoms: Symptoms of tooth infection could be bad taste, swelling, pain, fever. Symptoms of erupting wisdom tooth could be swelling, pain, difficulty in biting down all the way, irritation to cheek. If the question is not hypothetical and you are have any one of those symptoms, see your dentist to find the cause of the problem. Good idea to see dentist for exam\x-rays anyway if it's been 6 months or more. ...Read more

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What are signs of tooth decay under my bracket?

What are signs of tooth decay under my bracket?

Color and texture: Initially, the tooth will appear chalky white, you may then note a yellow or orange color followed by Brown our black. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a teething baby before tooth erupts?

What are the signs of a teething baby before tooth erupts?

Teething: The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. The most common symptoms are excessive drooling, mildly elevated temperature, diarrhea, restlessness and irritability. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. A natural treatment named camilia can help. ...Read more

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

Definitely, yes: Bruxism may cause tooth wear, severe gum recession, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Unfortunately, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and proper guard fabrication. ...Read more

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A 6-y child,  his teeth is in good state and no dental caries.do you suugest to  pit and fissure sealing on molars in order to prevent tooth decay?

A 6-y child,  his teeth is in good state and no dental caries.do you suugest to  pit and fissure sealing on molars in order to prevent tooth decay?

Sealants : are recommended for children along with fluoride (and fluoride vitamins if your water isn't fluoridated). Regular brushing with an ADA recommended toothpaste and regular checkups completes the picture ...Read more

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At what age can an X-ray show position of permanent wisdom teeth in the gums?

At what age can an X-ray show position of permanent wisdom teeth in the gums?

10-12: The pre eruption development would vary greatly as does the eruption of teeth. You would need a panoramic xray to see these developing "tooth buds". ...Read more

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What are some signs of impacted tooth?

What are some signs of impacted tooth?

Pain, swelling: Jaw pain, swelling, difficulty opening your mouth, irritation to your cheeks when eating or talking, fever. ...Read more

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Causes of yellowish teeth in a toddler?

Causes of  yellowish teeth in a toddler?

Many possibilities: Could be cavities, baby bottle syndrome, stain from pigmented foods, poor oral hygiene. 1st dental appointment should be at age 1. If your child has not been to the dentist, or preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist, schedule appointment now. If child has seen Dentist they have a baseline. Call for a follow-up visit to address the discoloration. Baby teeth should look almost paper white. ...Read more

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Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Infection: Bad breath sign of infection, as in abscessed baby tooth. Or can be from poor oral hygiene. Need to gloss your child's teeth daily. Or can be infected tonsils/adenoids. Start w dentist. He may want you to see ent. ...Read more

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Would drinking one glass of cold milk a day aid in halting the deterioration of tooth enamel? The enamel on a tooth has chipped and I'm concerned.

Would drinking one glass of cold milk a day aid in halting the deterioration of tooth enamel? The enamel on a tooth has chipped and I'm concerned.

Not Likely: Enamel is pretty much fully formed even on adult teeth either before or within first few years of life. Fluoride toothpastes, rinses, and enamel strengthening toothpastes are better at helping once they are erupted. Also avoiding acidic, sugary drinks (most common reason for deterioration) and foods will help. Talk to your dentist or hygienist (therapist) for suggestions or even Rx solutions. ...Read more

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Are yellow teeth the signs of a chewing tobacco addiction?

Are yellow teeth the signs of a chewing tobacco addiction?

If you ask yes: The odds are that if you are asking this question, you may have several situations causing the yellowing, one of which is probably not seeing your dentist often and regularly. But most patients who ask me this are (and know it) addicted to tobacco. That dosent mean you are a terrible person, we all have habits we need to change. See your dr or dentist and see about medication to help you stop. ...Read more

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Need some dental expertise! my teeth are in the early stages of erosion?

Yes you do: You absolutely do need dental expertise. You need to call your dentist immediately for examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Many possible causes for erosion, therefore many possible solutions. You need to see a pro, not a computer screen. Please call to schedule before the erosion gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Could the children change there molar teeth?

Could the children change there molar teeth?

Unclear question: Your question is unclear to me. I am not sure what you are asking. Please rephrase or re-post it being as specific as you can. ...Read more

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Can periapical xrays show location of the lingual nerve in relation to the lower wisdom teeth? Are they ever used in planning wisdom tooth extraction?

Can periapical xrays show location of the lingual nerve in relation to the lower wisdom teeth? Are they ever used in planning wisdom tooth extraction?

No and no: The lingual nerve runs in the soft tissue and would not show up on a periapical or a panorex. A panorex is usually used to visualize the jaw, sinuses, and wisdom teeth, and their relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve. ...Read more

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Adult canine teeth pain out of the blue. No cavities either, any ideas anybody?

Adult canine teeth pain out of the blue. No cavities either, any ideas anybody?

Possibly from: Possibly from clenching, grinding, malocclusion, change in medications, stress, etc. Lots of potential causes. Please call your dentist for an evaluation of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more