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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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Stained front teeth- could it just be discolouring or something else?

Stained front teeth- could it just be discolouring or something else?

Several options: Depending on the staining, the front teeth may have superficial stains, they may be discolored from a traumatic injury in the past, they could have older dental materials that are obtaining stains, or perhaps something else. A reputable dentist can assist you with the cause and with options for correction. ...Read more

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Any temporary ways to hide a couple dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

Any temporary ways to hide a couple dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

? Veneer?: If the stain is really dark you may consider trying to cover it with a composite, but if it is really large and very dark a veneer may be necessary. ...Read more

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What are temporary ways to hide the two dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

Not really: There are no temporary ways that come to mind. Depending on the severity of fluorosis you may be able to remove them completely with enamel microabrasion, or hide them with bonding. Best to have dentist give you options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me temporary ways to hide the two dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

Can you tell me temporary ways to hide the two dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

Snap on smile: There is a product out there called snap on smile. While not inexpensive, might be the answer you are looking for check out details on the internet. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a scaler bought at drug store to clean stains off my front teeth? Does it matter how often? Doesn't damage teeth over time, does it?

Is it ok to use a scaler bought at drug store to clean stains off my front teeth? Does it matter how often? Doesn't damage teeth over time, does it?

Stains: Scalers are designed to remove calculus deposits from root surfaces and interproximal areas between your teeth. Surface stains are usually removed with polishing paste. Overuse of any product can have side effects. Remember, use of this instrument is not a substitute for regular dental checkups and cleanings. ...Read more

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Stained front teeth on two year old? My two year old son has these brown spots on his front teeth that the dentist said should go away naturally. We brush his teeth every day, and he doesn't get much sugar. Is this anything to worry about? Is our dentist

Stained front teeth on two year old? My two year old son has these brown spots on his front teeth that the dentist said should go away naturally. We brush his teeth every day, and he doesn't get much sugar. Is this anything to worry about? Is our dentist

Need photo/exam: Without them it's hard to tell. Could be several things including mild to moderate fluorosis, early to moderate tooth decay (how about a bottle in bed? Or a sippy cup of almost anything other than water? Including milk!). Can seek 2nd opinion or referral to specialist if not confident of dentist's opinion. Careful not to "trust" the answer you "like" best. Just use common sense. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son's front teeth look stained for the past few months. What is causing this?

My 2 year old son's front teeth look stained for the past few months. What is causing this?

Many reasons: Could be what dentists call the enamel pellicle, a single layer of cells on the outside of the tooth. Could be cavity. Could be nerve of tooth died after a fall. Could be tooth just isn't clean enough. If your child has never seen a dentist you're a year overdue. Look for a pediatric dental specialist for the same reason you see a pediatrician. Go now please. ...Read more

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Early stages of baby bottle tooth decay? My son, who is almost two, has light brown stains on his front top four teeth. Could this be a sign of baby bottle tooth decay or something else? Is it something I should worry about? .

Early stages of baby bottle tooth decay? My son, who is almost two, has light brown stains on his front top four teeth. Could this be a sign of baby bottle tooth decay or something else? Is it something I should worry about?


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Yes, yes,yes!: Yes there is "baby bottle syndrome" and yes if you've allowed your baby to fall asleep with a bottle and/or not started regular dental care the brown spots on the upper front teeth of your child could be decay! And yes... This is something to be concerned about for dental and overall health! See a pedodontist or dentist asap. ...Read more

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My 18mosgirl won't let us touch or brush her front teeth since its stained. What to do? Let kind a yellow in there.

My 18mosgirl won't let us touch or brush her front teeth since its stained. What to do? Let kind a yellow in there.

Seek immediate help: May be decayed and may hurt when touched. Please see a Dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Have white spot w/yellow in middle between gap of front teeth (both teeth) for many yrs. Had Xrays but dentist didn't bring that 1 up. Is it a stain?

Have white spot w/yellow in middle between gap of front teeth (both teeth) for many yrs. Had Xrays but dentist didn't bring that 1 up. Is it a stain?

Can,t see: Without examining you there is no way to tell if it's abstain, cavity, or enamel defect. Please bring your concerns up with your Dentist. He/she can discuss with you procedures to make the discoloration disappear. ...Read more

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Why are my two front teeth hurting?

Why are my two front teeth hurting?

IDK: I could give you a list of 50 causes. This requires a personal clinical exam and x-rays to determine cause along with advising appropriate treatment. See a dentist asap and feel better sooner. ...Read more

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I don't want 2 big front teeth no more?

I don't want 2 big front teeth no more?

Adjust front teeth: Today large front teeth are popular, however there are options you can discuss with your dentist. Cosmetic contouring can recontour the teeth, orthodontics can rearrange them if they are flaring, or crowns or veneers can change the shape. Many years ago my wife thought her front teeth were too long and had me shorten them. We have subsequently done veneers to make them longer. ...Read more

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My front teeth feel like they have moved?

Front teeth moved: There is no way to be sure without a clinical/visual exam and additional information.
Movement of teeth can be caused by periodontal (gum) disease, bruxing (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), unrestored decay of fractures, crowding due to eruption of wisdom teeth.
Make an appointment with a dentist for an examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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Why are my two front teeth are transparent?

Why are my two front teeth are transparent?

Enamel: The enamel is translucent, and near the edges of your teeth, where there is no dentin, it appears transparent. ...Read more

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Will my front teeth regrow again if I am 16?

Will my front teeth regrow again if I am 16?

Adult teeth: Your adult teeth will not regenerate regardless of your age. If you've lost any of your adult teeth, speak to your dentist about replacing them using dental implants. ...Read more

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What can cause white marks on my front teeth?

What can cause white marks on my front teeth?

Hypo calcification: Lack of calcium many times it is developmental or sometimes acquired. Have seen when patients with braces and poor home care. ...Read more