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Small Teeth (Overview)

Microdontia is a condition in which one or more teeth appear smaller than normal.


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What causes small teeth in adults?

What causes small teeth in adults?

Genetics: You inherit tooth size and jaw size from your ancestors. They don't always match. Your dentist can help. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

Small Teeth (Overview)

Microdontia is a condition in which one or more teeth appear smaller than normal.


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What does it mean in the case that adults have small teeth?

What does it mean in the case that adults have small teeth?

Anatomy: If an adult has small teeth in size it could just be their normal anatomy. Just with anything else in the body, teeth vary in all kinds of shapes and sizes. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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What are ways to make small teeth look bigger or more noticable?

What are ways to make small teeth look bigger or more noticable?

Veneers: You can get veneers, which are thin shells that are custom made out of tooth-colored material and placed over your teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly improve an imperfect smile. ...Read more

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How can I align the height of my small teeth with the height of the other teeth? Can braces do that?

How can I align the height of my small teeth with the height of the other teeth?  Can braces do that?

Yes: It depends on whether all of your teeth are permanent teeth or if some are permanent and some are deciduous (baby) teeth. The treatment is different depending on the teeth that you have. Only a comprehensive evaluation with a dentist or orthodontist can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
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See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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How do I get rid of small teeth stains as fast as possible?

See your dentist: There are many home bleaching remedies on the market, many of which do work and some which do not work as well. I would suggest that you see your dentist for a thorough exam and cleaning, it is entirely possible that the stains will polish off during the cleaning. If not, then your dentist can make apporpriate suggestions. ...Read more

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Back teeth cracked? My dentist told me that I have several small teeth in my molars due to cracked teeth syndrome. Is there anything i can do to prevent this? .

Please : Please rephrase your question. Typically cracked tooth syndrome is due to bruxism (grinding teeth) or chewing excessively hard foods (such as ice). Control of these etiologies will go a long way to reducing the potential for cracked teeth. ...Read more

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Are there any risks of having widely spaced and small teeth?

Are there any risks of having widely spaced and small teeth?

Depends: There may be aesthetic (on your part) concerns. Widely spaced may be easier for you to clean (so long as you maintain well) ; thereby have less chance of decay starting between the teeth. Small teeth may only be a problem if you clench or grind your teeth as you will wear them down. Talk to your dentist, who has actually seen your teeth and spacing to see what their thoughts may be. ...Read more

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What causes small teeth in adults?

Genetics: You inherit tooth size and jaw size from your ancestors. They don't always match. Your dentist can help. Call for an appointment. ...Read more