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Decalcification: What you describe is decalcification caused by plaque and the acids produced from the breakdown of food around your braces. See a dentist to determine your restorative options. For small to medium areas, tooth colored bonded fillings are one option. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: The only time it would make the likelihood of having your wisdom teeth erupt without a problem, when otherwise it would be problematic, is if the teeth were moved forward for normal orthodontic reasons, allowing more room posteriorly for the wisdom teeth. Even then, the wisdom teeth would need enough room to erupt and in a normal straight alignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?
White slim covering white tooth socket clot rinses away. Normal. 11 days after teeth pulled clots are white. Slim comes off after salt water rinse?
Jaw is just really sore. Teeth feel trapped into changing occlusion. Are my teeth moving around? Had light tooth bonding and polishing front teeth set
Bite effects jaws: If jaw soreness occurred after the bonding procedure, than a slight excess of material on the back of the upper front teeth or top of the lower front teeth can cause a premature contact that can alter the muscle pattern of lower jaw closure, and create the symptoms you describe. Ask your dentist to re-evaluate the occlusal contacts of your front teeth for heavy contacts. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: It is not unusual to have some facial swelling for the first 2-3 days after surgery. The gum tissue overlying and adjacent to the extraction sites may also sometimes have some irritation during that time as well. Keep the extraction sites clean by following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info: Coughing up thick brown stuff when brushing your teeth may or may not indicate a problem. If you brush your teeth after snacking or drinking, what you are coughing up may be a residue from either the drink or snack you recently consumed. If you are in good health, this may or may not indicate a problem. However, if this continues, a medical consultation may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why am i spitting up an odoured yellowish slightly bloody saliva in the morning 6 days post op?
( after wisdom teeth extraction. All 4 teeth )
Great!: Front teeth, being thinner and flatter in shape, are easier to whiten than the back teeth. So that is a great news.... Now it is time to see a dentist and find out why the front teeth are yellower. Soon you will know the best way to have all evenly white teeth. Teeth in 20's and 30's are also easier to whiten than teeth later in life, but if whitening is not indicated, veneers may be an option. ...Read more
Spit out light color blood this morning after brushing teeth. It wasnt from teeth. Should i be concern?
Be concerned: Blood in the mouth is not normal. You probably have gingivitis which is bleeding and swollen gums. You may have periodontitis which is bone loss. You should see a dentist, preferably a periodontist. This may be able to be treated with a deep cleaning also called scaling and root planing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am quitting dip after trying it last week. I realized i had two white dots under my bottom teeth. It is now stringy white. I scraped it off. Could it be cancer?
Probably not: It takes time for tobacco to produce a cancerous lesion. A week is not long enough. It is a very good thing to quit using smokeless tobacco, however the white dots will probably disappear in a few weeks. If not, get an exam by an oral surgeon or someone trained in oral medicine or ent. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The stringy bit of skin above the 3 front teeth is red and sore on the right hand side. Should I be worried?
Labial Frenum: You may have traumatized that area, or you may have an ulcer forming. If the soreness does not resolve on its own within two weeks, or if it seems to worsen before that time, please see your dentist. ...Read more
My 4 month son has a stringy piece of gum growing on the bottom side of his inner mouth. Its a about 0.5cm and 0.2cm wide, I don't remember seeing it
Have It Checked: Could be a small growth, probably benign, or possibly the result of trauma. See your pediatrician. ...Read more
Not Enough Water: When you workout, your body overheats and cools itself by sweating. This causes your body to lose water very quickly which causes your saliva to thicken. Make sure between reps to drink water in order to replenish what you lose. This will help with 'cotton mouth' and the stringy spit. ...Read more
I have this white gooey/stringy stuff on the very bottom of my gumline. It comes off easy just by rubbing it w/ my fingers, but it usually comes right back & it makes my mouth feel gross, what is it?
Tissue sloughing: The previous answer about cinamon could be the answer, but the underlying problem is that something is causing the sloughing. It is not a real health problem but i understand your concern. Try the advice on toothpaste. Also medications or allergies could be playing a part. Be a detective and try to think back to when it started and then what you may have taken or health situations going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has green mucusy, stringy stool. He has a rash around his mouth, on arms and legs. What can be the cause?
There are: a number of possibilities most of which are VIRAL and the Summer months have a number of ECHO and COXSACKIE viruses which have a rash and GI component!!! You can treat "symptomatically' (Fluids and non-spicy foods) but "check in" with your child's Pediatrician who will know "what's going around" in your community! Hope this helps and good luck! Dr Z ...Read more
Please reask your ?: I believe you are asking how can you relax your jaw so that your teeth are not clenching and causing tenderness, sensitivity and wearing them down which is called bruxing, but I am not certain that is your question. If it is, you are probably doing at night which is called nocturnal bruxism and a large % of the people do this. See your dentist and ask about having a bruxism appliance being made. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tooth calcification: If you mean how teeth harden as a they develop inside of the jaw the answer is calcification of the tooth bud. This is a one time & permanent process. As the teeth grow into the mouth, their surface can pick up Fluoride or calcium form saliva and harden to some degree. Of course, the most important thing is to take steps to prevent "decalcification" of the tooth or "decay" by proper oral hygiene. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontal disease: Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening. It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Teeth whitening can be completed several different ways: prefilled trays or strips, custom-made whitening trays, or in-office whitening such as zoom! i offer all three waysin my office; however, whitening with custom trays seems to be the most predictable, effective, and affordable way to whiten teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean teeth: Start with a professional cleaning at your Dentist's office. Discuss oral hygiene with them. Generally brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w soft t'brush, pea-sized portion of fluoridated t'paste. Yay will clean 65-70% of tooth surfaces. Where t'brush can't reach is between teeth, where most decay & gum disease starts. Need to floss or WaterPik daily. Dentist may have other suggestions. ...Read more
Protection: The rest of your body has nerves to protect itself. What would happen if you put your hand over a flame and you had no nerves to tell you to remove it fast? Nerves in your teeth let you know something is hot, cold or that you have some internal problem such as a cavity, crack, etc. Without nerves, your teeth might just rot away without you knowing it. ...Read more