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Fragile: Teeth are usually weak due to decay or previous fillngs. Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies, but that means they are also more brittle. Think of them like porcelain, a very strong but brittle material. ...Read more
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
No: Whitening gels are usually either hydrogen peroxide or carbimide peroxide or sometimes a combination of the two. None of them will break down enamel. Side effects are typically limited to tooth sensitivity and gingival irritation, both of which are temporary. Consult with your dentist first to make sure you are a candidate for tooth whitening. ...Read more
They become brittle: Endodontically treated teeth become brittle and can fracture because there is no longer a blood supply to nourish the tooth. After root canal treatment the tooth still has to be restored so it can bear chewing pressure without breaking. A crown is usually the recommended restoration. ...Read more
Same condom used for both oral and vaginal sex. Can oral sex damage condom integrity? Is it possible that teeth break condom?
I am curious to know why 4 unit new porcelain bridge on molar teeth breaks that easy while just eating soft sandwich. What should I replace it with.
Bad bridge.: A new bridge should not break eating a sandwich. Something was wrong w/ its fabrication. If you don't want another bridge, the very best way to replace missing teeth, if possible, are implants supporting single crowns. They are easier to clean, never get cavities, look great and feel natural. That's the way i'd replace any missing tooth! ...Read more
My teeth break so easily. My dentist said I have nice, White teeth but they keep falling apart. I don't know what to do. Any ideas why? I have GERD also
It can vary: Sometimes when a baby tooth is lost the permanent tooth is right there and comes in quickly. You may be able to see it in a few days but it will take several weeks for the tooth to fully erupt. Sometimes a permanent tooth is not in position to erupt immediately and it can take some time for it to erupt. This happens more frequently if a baby tooth comes out early due to trauma or decay. ...Read more
I am 22 and my teeth keep breaking/chipping. Front teeth and back teeth. No pain until a tooth breaks then it hurts for a bit but the pain goes away.?
Get to a dentist: Hard to say why your teeth are breaking so easily- grinding, clenching, decay, poor hygiene, etc. You need to be proactive, see a dentist and repair the broken teeth and learn to take care of of all the teeth. If grinding/clenching- find out the source and hopefully solve the issue and consider a possible mouthpiece to protect the teeth after treatment is complete. ...Read more
When I bite, my upper right 2nd and 3rd molar have a minor sharp pain, and it feels like the teeth will break. This is very sudden. Possible causes?
Many possibilities: It could be internal tooth fractures, broken fillings, soreness from bruxism, or sinusitis just to mention a few possibilities. Why have us guess? I strongly recommend that you see your own dentist to clinically examine your teeth, take an x-ray or two and determine the cause of your discomfort along with suggesting appropriate treatment, if necessary. ...Read more
Had gastric bypass in 2005 and teeth keep breaking I now have 5 broken teeth and they even break on soft foods am taking vitamins regularly?
Next spring break I have to get my wisdom teeth out. Spring break is a week long. Wi have to get them all out. Will I be back to normal when school st?
Most likely yes: Pain and swelling following wisdom teeth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. You will get a prescription for the pain management during healing time. Make sure to choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon for this procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
Does teeth whitening make your teeth more likely to get stained later? My friend told me that teeth whitening actually breaks down enamel and makes the pores bigger, so teeth stain easier after treatment. Is this true? I'd really like to get my teeth whit
No: Teeth whitening is safe if done under professional guidance with dentist recommended products only. After comprehensive evaluation of your dental health and quality of your enamel, dentist will design a protocol that you should follow with teeth whitening. It includes Fluoride treatments, sensitivity management, and whitening sessions frequencies. It it safe and effective method to enhance smiles. ...Read more
Please tell me what to expect from surgery to remove a throat cyst. My consultant said a metal tube is used which may break teeth. Worried?
Laryngoscope: Greetings. Your ENT was describing the surgical procedure where we slowly advance a rigid scope into your mouth past your tongue to your voice box area. I performed this surgery Tuesday and no problems occurred. I use dental guards. Make sure your surgeon has performed this procedure many time without complications. Board certification is also important. Finall ask OR nurses or Anesthesia for help ...Read more
Teeth clenching: This is usually involuntary and often done during sleep when it can do a lot of damage to the teeth and jaw. The solution is a professionally fabricated night guard appliance which prevents clenching and grinding. If you find yourself doing it during the day, you need to become aware of things that are causing you to be stress and clench and try and avoid those situations. ...Read more
Yes: Tooth grinding can damage teeth, causing premature wear and chipping. Your dentist can have a protective appliance (brux guard) constructed that will protect your teeth from further damage. ...Read more
Not directly: There is no direct correlation of ms and dental decay. However, certain medications that are prescribed for ms patients may reduce salivary flow which in turn may result in a greater tendency to get cavities and other oral problems. If you have a lot of cavities, it is more likely related to your diet and poor oral hygiene. Discuss this issue with your dentist. ...Read more
Don't wait: Wisdom teeth should be removed as a preventative procedure. Waiting for them to come in is a big mistake. They may never come in. Once they are fully formed, then they are much harder to deal with. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Would a bone strengthener that I took for years cause my teeth to rot and break. Dentist wudnt do anything until I was off that med. Fr 3 months..
No: Medications taken for osteoporosis do not cause teeth to rot or break. I think you are referring to dentists being cautious about treating patients on long term osteoporosis medication (especially if given iv) when surgery or extractions are necessary as they are more prone to bronj (biphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw). ...Read more
Yes, because the wisdom tooth weakens the jaw in the area of the tooth. If you are struck in the jaw, the jaw often breaks through the area of the bone that contains the wisdom tooth.
Also, jaw fracture during or after wisdom tooth removal is a rare but possible complication.
Minimize your risk of complications by seeing a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
I can't find a dentist to help me. Do to health issues ie osteoperosis my teeth have thinned and break off at base of gum line. I look HORIBLE. I need to get started now. I have money comming in in about 8 months. But I'm so EMBARRESED I am on Medicare th
Dental School: Medicare doesn't typically offer dental coverage. Dental Schools can provide treatment of complex dental cases including patients with special needs or medical complications. The fee is always affordable. Call your local dental school for more information. ...Read more
Terminology: Dental plaque is composed of bacteria and food debris. It is soft, sticky, and easily removed w toothbrush and dental floss or water pik. If calcium from your saliva accumulates in the plaque on the teeth, it hardens into tarter (what dentists cal calculus). Gum damaging tarter usually needs to be removed professionally, it won't fall off on its own. Please see your dentist. ...Read more
Regarding your teeth: I am a dentist so I won't comment on problems with your hair. I could list dozens of things that could cause your teeth to be sensitive. Doing that won't help you in any way. A visit to your dentist, however, will. I suspect the two issues that you mentioned are not related. You will also have to see a physician, as a physician can't diagnose or treat you dental problem. ...Read more
Teeth implants I have no insurance but need teeth implants. Is there a payment plan that won't break me.
Care credit: Ask your doctor if they use care credit. ...Read more
I have been bitting down on my teeth so hard while in deep sleep that I'm worried I will break a tooth and it wakes me up. I wake with headach?
This is called bruxism, which is chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth. It is a habit usually caused by stress or a bad bite.
It usually occurs at night during sleep, but is also common during waking hours.
See your dentist for an exam to diagnose the cause and a recommendation for the appropriate treatment.
A bite splint can help prevent damage to your teeth, but will not stop the clenching ...Read more
Been noticing when I wake up in bed that I'm clenching down on my back (molars) teeth. I do wear a nightguard but how can I break this habit?
Dentist recently recommended "crowns" for 2 teeth. What happens if I avoid the crowns? Can teeth possibly get stronger? He said they could break off!
Crown for teeth: When the tooth is worn out (grinding during sleep, eating too much hard foods.) the outer layer is so thinned out it would not recover and the deeper layer will lose the protection of outer layer. The tooth can be damaged beyond recovery if the crown is not made timely. ...Read more