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I have irritated white marginal gingiva lingually and erythmatous bulbous gingiva labially after using bleaching gel on semi-custom silicone bite tray?
Painful joints: Hyal joint caps are a supplement consisting of extract of roostr combs that contain hyaluronic acid. There is also collagen and glucosaminoglycans added tot he capsule. Hyaluronic acid is a component of synovial fliud which serves to lubricate joints. The other ingredients ar structural components of the joint. There may need to be more research on the efficacy of this supplement. ...Read more
No: A pain killer will not repair a fracture and possible underlying cavity (infection). There's no gel, ointment, herb, salve, paste, or other OTC that will fix a broken tooth. You need professional help fast. Please see a Dentist for the appropriate treatment before the crack becomes irreparable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ceramic crowns: There are many types of ceramic crowns fabricated from different materials. Everyone has its own specific properties. There is no one "ideal" type. Different dentists tend to have their own preference based upon their own experiences. Regarding translucency, while everyone can be individualized, some are more opaque than others. Focus on the quality of care rather than on materials. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is better for cleaning a extra soft toothbrush or a soft toothbrush? im wearing vivera retainers after invisalign treatment at night.
Either one: Either one should be fine. It's more how you brush your teeth than whether it's a soft or extra soft toothbrush. We just don't recommend a medium or hard toothbrush normally. Your own dentist or dental hygienist can go over the technique with you and recommend one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I use TheraTears (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and Systane eye ointment (mineral oil & white petrolatum) together?
Biocorneum gel , Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?
Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call poison control: Since your message hans been posted for awhile, i assume your baby is okay. The next time your baby gets into something foreign, call the poison control center for an immediate answer. ...Read more
Is mixing over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide 5% gel with Clindamycin 1% gel an effective & relatively harmless alternative to Benzaclin 1-5% gel?
Yes: Yes. This is good and safe combination. ...Read more
Aloe: Yes, pure aloe vera can stain clothing. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can. Most medical use of topical Vitamin A is in the form of retinoic acid, which can help with acne and other skin conditions. Retinoic acid often causes skin irritation. Applying Vit A is less likely to irritate the skin though may be less effective. See http://tinyurl.com/gku32cw and http://beautyeditor.ca/2013/10/29/vitamin-a-for-acne ...Read more
Should i apply the gel inside my invisalign retainers instead of buying a mouthguard just for teeth whitening?
Sure if....: The whitening gel was supplied by your dentist. I always have my patients whiten their teeth while using invisalign. Their vivera retainers fit well and results are great. Your dentist can dispense the correct strength of whitener (depending upon when you will bleach -- ie. Daytime or overnight). They will also explain the exact placement and removal procedure of the whitening solution. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers