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Why do some of my teeth have a slight browning by the gum line?

Why do some of my teeth have a slight browning by the gum line?

Have it checked: It could be surface stain, discolored composite or calculus formation. Only way to know for sure is to have a dentist take a look at it. ...Read more

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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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My teeth has stains and looks like there are rottining what can I use to help brown teeth, blacl at the bottom of my gum

My teeth has stains and looks like there are rottining what can I use to help brown teeth, blacl at the bottom of my gum

I: I am so sorry that the only answer I can give you is to go and see your dentist. It is impossible to diagnose over the internet without a proper examination and x rays. ...Read more

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There is a little brownish speck above my two front teeth, on my gums I noticed it a couple days ago and it hasn't gone away. ..What is it?

There is a little brownish speck above my two front teeth, on my gums I noticed it a couple days ago and it hasn't gone away. ..What is it?

Brown speck: Hard to say without clinical examination and more information. As with any kind of lesion no matter where it appears on the body the only sure way to diagnose is to biopsy. I would see your dentist asap and have the area evaluated. Then the proper course of treatment, if any is necessary at all, can be determined. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my teeth?! They are stained, chipping, have brown marks in between some, 1 feels slightly loose, gums are red & very receded. Help!

What is wrong with my teeth?! They are stained, chipping, have brown marks in between some, 1 feels slightly loose, gums are red & very receded. Help!

See a dentist: Sounds like cavities and gum disease. But it's not possible to diagnose without some X-rays and an exam. You must see a dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Little brown patch/chip near gum line on the front of a bottom tooth 2 over from the front teeth. Sound familiar?

Little brown patch/chip near gum line on the front of a bottom tooth 2 over from the front teeth. Sound familiar?

Yes: Sounds like a cervical cavity, at a minimum stained enamel or cementum. Could even be calculus. Impossible to tell without visualization, that's why it's important you call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have black/brown dot in between my teeth where the gums are? What does it mean? And is there a natural remedies I can use to get rid of it?

Hi, I have black/brown dot in between my teeth where the gums are? What does it mean? And is there a natural remedies I can use to get rid of it?

See Dentist: What you are seeing could be a variety of things. You would need to see your dentist so they can take a look and take x-rays. There are no natural remedies to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?

Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?

Temporary: It is temporary and can only be polished off by a professional. My guess is this was prescribed to increase the chances of success of your surgery and will soon be discontinued ...Read more

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Tiny brownish flat spot on gum where wisdom tooth used to be appear today, not sure what it is?

Tiny brownish flat spot on gum where wisdom tooth used to be appear today, not sure what it is?

Neither am I: Needs to be seen to be diagnosed. Return to Dentist or Oral Surgeon who removed the wisdom tooth for evaluation. Probably innocuous. ...Read more

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Jack feels he has a wisdom tooth coming through. He has lots of pain in the area. And his gum in the area is going brown.

Jack feels he has a wisdom tooth coming through. He has lots of pain in the area. And his gum in the area is going brown.

Jack: Tell Jack to go see a Pro. His Dentist will be able to asses the situation and recommend observation or treatment. ...Read more

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Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?

Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?

Needs examination: Firstly, we cannot tell, over the internet if this is a primary tooth or an adult tooth. If a primary tooth, the secondary tooth may be trying to erupt, causing the gum pain... This is only a guess. It is really best that the child sees his/her own dentist. ...Read more

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My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?

Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more

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I noticed a small light brown spot on my gum, just below my bottom tooth. What could it be? It is not inflamed, nor does it hurt I brush and use mouthwash regularly and have never had any dental problems.

I: I agree with dr. Davantzis' recommendation. Unusual pigmentation in the mouth may be something a benign as racial pigmentation or a freckle or an concerning as cancer such as a melanoma. The only way of getting an accurate answer is have the lesion evaluated by a specialist and obtaining a biopsy of the tissue, usually a simple in office procedure done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I noticed a brown spot under my tooth and then saw it on my gum line I brush everyday and mouth wash. Is this something to get checked right away?

I noticed a brown spot under my tooth and then saw it on my gum line I brush everyday and mouth wash. Is this something to get checked right away?

Brown Spots: Could be a range of things. Decay, decalcification which can be a precursor to decay, stain, fluorosis, etc. See a dentist to evaluate and treat if needed, which may involve treating the areas as well as prevention. Don't let it get worse if it is decay. ...Read more

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My gums are turning brown in multiple places and sore along with dry mouth what does that mean?

My gums are turning brown in multiple places and sore along with dry mouth what does that mean?

Time for an exam: It means you are long overdue for a dental examination. Cannot possibly determine over the internet if your actual gingiva is brown or if you have calculus deposits that are stained. Either way, call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Sugarless is best: Chewing sugared gum constantly bathes the teeth in sugar. Sugarless is preferred. If you get headaches or a tired jaw from chewing then you should avoid it. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

It depends on type: The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase decay. Chewing gum cn be very helpful for someone with dry mouth because it helps to stimulate saliva production. Xylitol gums will protect the teeth from decay. Chewing can increase TMJ pain in us suseptable people. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Bone loss?: If you have bone loss secondary to periodontitis, and your gums have receded, then no, they will not regenerate and migrate to cover your exposed roots or fill in the dark triangles near the gum line. Please have yourself evaluated by a periodontist to help prevent further bone and tooth loss. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

No: Chewing gun doesn't strengthen the teeth. However constant chewing can lead to TMJ issues. The jaw joint will be affected eventually. The teeth usually are not affected. ...Read more

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What chewing gum is best for teeth?

What chewing gum is best for teeth?

Sugar Free/Xylitol: Sugar free chewing gum with the first few ingredients being xylitol is best. The xylitol will aid in fighting cavities. Trident & spry are just a couple. ...Read more

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Why is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

It's Usually Not: If you have healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy jaw joints and muscles, chewing gum is usuall fine. In fact, sugarless gum or a variety with xyletol as a sweetener can actually be beneficial to your oral health. Chewing gum also stimulates saliva, which can dilute oral acids and help to protect your teeth from cavities. Your dentist can tell you much more about it. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum sharpen your teeth?

Could chewing gum sharpen your teeth?

Like a knife?: If that is your question, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum healthy for your teeth?

Yes: Yes, but only if it contains xylitol as it's sweetener. It can even prevent cavities. ...Read more

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How to keep my gums and teeth healthy?

How to keep my gums and teeth healthy?

Brush/floss: We all want our teeth to last a lifetime. The most important preventive measure is to brush after each meal, and floss at least once a day. A Fluoride mouth rinse can strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. Avoid snacks in between meals. Finally see your dentist at least twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. This way any small issues can be addressed before become big problems. ...Read more

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Why are the gums around my teeth white?

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Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Many reasons: White around the teeth can be anything from food debris to cancer. That said, more common causes are fungal infections like thrush, tissue changes like leukoplakia that occur with smoking, bad oral hygiene, or overuse of alcoholic mouthwashes. The tissues at the edges are thin and are sensitive to systemic changes like diabetes and vitamin deficiencies like scurvy. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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What to do about gum pain between teeth?

What to do about gum pain between teeth?

See your dentist: Gum pain can be related to a number of different causes. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. You should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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Why could someone's gums and teeth hurt?

Why could someone's gums and teeth hurt?

Inflammation: Inflammation (or even an infection) are usually the culprits. See a local dentist to determine what might be causing your discomfort, and have it treated. ...Read more

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Does saccharine affect the teeth and gum?

Does saccharine affect the teeth and gum?

No: Saccharine has a long history. It is not suspected of causing any tooth or gum problems. ...Read more

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How can I keep my gums and teeth healthy?

How can I keep my gums and teeth healthy?

Visit dentist: Visit your dentist for a comprehensive examination, regular dental cleaning, proper diet, good daily oral hygiene, no bad habits, protect teeth if practicing sports. ...Read more

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Which tablet can I take for teeth/gum pain?

Telephone: If you're having mouth pain you need to call a Dentist ASAP before the pain becomes intractable. A pain killer will dull the pain as the cause of the pain worsens, until the problem is so severe that pills will no longer "work." You need to see a Dentist...NOW. ...Read more

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Will the gum between teeth lessen if I floss?

Will the gum between teeth lessen if I floss?

Depends: Accurate flossing has been shown to firm the gum tissue between the teeth so long as the cause for the swollen gums is poor oral hygiene. But many other factors cause swollen gums including teeth that are in less than ideal position (crowded, rotated, etc), defective restorations, cracks, various medications, medical conditions and tartar build up. See your dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for better gums and teeth?

Can you suggest tips for better gums and teeth?

Dental visits: Do your best at home by brushing and flossing, and then see your dentist regularly. That is the best way to prevent the problem. ...Read more

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Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Chewing gum: Actually chewing a sugarless gum can remove plaque from the teeth. Some trident chewing gums have recaldent in them which is a substance made from milk proteins that actually can remineralize teeth. So the answer is yes! ...Read more

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What to do if I have two teeth stuck in my gums!?

What to do if I have two teeth stuck in my gums!?

??: Question is very vague. Are these "stuck"
teeth coming in behind the last tooth in the arch? If so, they are wisdom teeth and may require extraction. Otherwise, no idea.
See a dentist. ...Read more

Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more