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Doctor insights on: Small Teeth In Adults

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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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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?

Couple of things: It is more common for adults to retain some "baby" teeth. Or more unlikely are genetic defeciencies resulting in improperly formed teeth. ...Read more

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How do I make small teeth look bigger?

How do I make small teeth look bigger?

Veneers, crowns: You can have your dentist see if you are a candidate for veneers, crowns, or composite bonding to make the teeth look bigger. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to be 25 and still have small teeth?

No: Unless the small teeth are primary teeth, small adult teeth that are healthy and in occlusion should not be a problem. Retained baby teeth can be a problem when they are lost. ...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?

No risks: Having spacing between teeth actually makes it easier to keep them clean an may actually reduce your chances of getting tooth decay. ...Read more

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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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Any ideas why is it that I have such small teeth?

Any ideas why is it that I have such small teeth?

That depends: Are you talking length (from gum line to tip of the tooth) or overall size? If length of the tooth then they have probably been ground down due to tooth grinding (bruxism). In which case a night guard might help prevent further damage. If you are talking overall size then genetics. ...Read more

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How painful is a deep scaling, I need to have deep scaling on 3 small teeth but terrified of going to my appt?

How painful is a deep scaling, I need to have deep scaling on 3 small teeth but terrified of going to my appt?

Ortho phosphoricacid: Use super phosphozyme $15 by biotic research. Use few drops in your mouth after few min rinse - the scales will disintegrate and fall off. After this brush teeth with baking soda to remove acid from teeth prevents dental scaling visit.
If you want to prevent scales forming use magnetized water - by using imrs mat with 70mt for 8 min and drink this water scales will not be able to form. ...Read more

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I have a cross bite and small teeth. Thus, have a very weird smile. Thus I don't ever show my teeth because its embarrassing! Please advise?

I have a cross bite and small teeth. Thus, have a very weird smile. Thus I don't ever show my teeth because its embarrassing! Please advise?

Team Approach: First, seek the advice of a well respected local dentist. An examination will provide him/her with the basic info needed to formulate a treatment plan. Then, a consultation with a local orthodontist who can determine how best to treat the cross bite. Together, they will work to transform your appearance so that you'll never stop smiling. All the best... ...Read more

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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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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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A small teeth, last in line of my molar teeth, broke into 1/2 without any impact. I don't have this teeth on the other side. Is it a matter of concern?

A small teeth, last in line of my molar teeth, broke into 1/2 without any impact. I don't have this teeth on the other side. Is it a matter of concern?

Yes find a dentist: Anytime a tooth has broken, it can lead to a large amount of pain and infection. This can also mean you may have a number of other problems. Find a dentist. ...Read more

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Can porcelain veneers help with small teeth? My front bottom teeth are very small, and I would like them to be normal size. Would I choose porcelain veneers for this? .

Can porcelain veneers help with small teeth? My front bottom teeth are very small, and I would like them to be normal size. Would I choose porcelain veneers for this? .

Not sure...: I would visit with a well-respected dentist found by online reviews or by direct referral from a trusted friend who has veneers. Perhaps orthodontics is an option. Perhaps veneers. Perhaps crowns. An exam by a respected and experienced dentist can provide a great answer to your specific concerns. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter has big gums and small teeth. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Although there are some rare genetic disorders that cause this appearance, I would not worry. Tooth size and the position / appearance of the gum tissue is relative. Please see a pediatric dentist to assess the size and shape of the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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I'm getting braces to close up gaps between small teeth- how fast do they usually start closing?

I'm getting braces to close up gaps between small teeth- how fast do they usually start closing?

Braces: Average time 3-4 months but there are so many factors that can make this faster or slower such as extractions, rotated teeth, your age, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Overbite, inward, very small teeth. Had resin bonding for 10 of upper and 6 of lower teeth and made them longer. My molars have no contact chew proble?

Overbite, inward, very small teeth. Had resin bonding for 10 of upper and 6 of lower teeth and made them longer. My molars have no contact chew proble?

Overall Rx: Sometimes malposed or anomalously shaped teeth require more than just cosmetics. Would suggest evaluation by Orthodontist (initial exam usually free) who is trained to create the best possible platform on which to do restorative treatment. You may also want to consider evaluation by Prosthodontist, specialist in reshaping and replacing teeth. Team Orthodontist + Prosthodontist = best treatment. ...Read more

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My gums are swelling, it caused by a small teeth grew up at the back of the wisdom teeth. Its really pain. What should I do?

See a dentist: You should see a dentist about this painful problem. It sounds like you have an infection that needs to be treated. Don't delay. This could be serious. ...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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Best way to get rid of a gummy smile? I have a gummy smile I would like to fix, but I also have really small teeth. So, I'm not sure which would be the easier or cheaper route to make me look better, gum reduction surgery, or something like veneers..

Best way to get rid of a gummy smile? I have a gummy smile I would like to fix, but I also have really small teeth. So, I'm not sure which would be the easier or cheaper route to make me look better, gum reduction surgery, or something like veneers..

Before: Before you do anything consult an orthodontist. If your upper front teeth are over-erupted (they grew down too far) they can be moved up bringing the bone and gums with them thus reducing the gummy smile. ...Read more

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I have small teeth and my gums are visible when smiling. Can a plastic surgeon do anything?

I have small teeth and my gums are visible when smiling. Can a plastic surgeon do anything?

Not plastic surgeon: A cosmetic dentist would be the first to consult. There are procedures which can be done to give the teeth a longer look and at the same time a less gummy smile. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a small tooth coming out on back of my left adult lateral incisor. Can it be removed?

Extra tooth: You may have an extra tooth that finally decided to erupt.

It may be a tooth that should have come in previously or a supernumerary tooth

get your butt to the dental clinic at your air base and have the dentist there evaluate it

you have an excellent dental corps at yoru disposal

get going airman! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small canine tooth and I'm not sure if it is an adult tooth, I really don't like my smile and I'm not sure what to do?

What to do if I have a small canine tooth and I'm not sure if it is an adult tooth, I really don't like my smile and I'm not sure what to do?

PA x-ray: Periapical x-ray and examination by your dentist will determine if it is a permanent tooth and what kind of the treatment is needed. The good news is there is always a solution in your situation.
Take care. ...Read more

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Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults? What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle

Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults? What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle

Why not??: Depends upon the age of the child. Until age 8 or 9, they lack the dexterity to safely and effectively clean their own teeth--so we must rely on the parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they aren't all that helpful either! I have used floss followed by a sonicare to clean my son's teeth every night since he was 3 years old--before that we did it manually. He has no dental issues related to disease. ...Read more

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How many teeth should an adult have?

How many teeth should an adult have?

32: Assuming you have had no extractions, you should have 32 teeth. Now, saying that, it's not uncommon that you may not naturally have developed 3rd molars or even lateral incisors. ...Read more

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How do adult teeth get cavities?

How do adult teeth get cavities?

Neglect mostly: People get cavities mostly because their mouths have a prevalence of cavity causing germs (strep mutans/lactobacillus sp.). There are many other factors to consider: saliva, diet, ph, and others influence your overall cavity risk. The factors you can control to reduce risk are diet and home care. Reduce consumption of sugary/acidic foods/bevs. Brush/floss daily, and chew sugarless gum w/ xylitol. ...Read more

Small Teeth (Definition)

Microdontia is a condition in which one or more teeth ...Read more