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Is stainless steel crowns safe?My son (3 yrs old)just recently have his 2 front teeth covered with ss.I just found out now about health issue on ssc.

Is stainless steel crowns safe?My son (3 yrs old)just recently have his 2 front teeth covered with ss.I just found out now about health issue on ssc.

Baby teeth: These crowns are safe and are commonly used when there is significant decay in baby teeth. The best thing that you can do for your son's oral health is to concentrate on improving his diet. Reduce sugary drinks and foods. Brush his teeth at least twice a day. Continue regular dental care. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have an overbite. My top teeth cover a little more than half of my bottom teeth. Also, I sometimes get jaw pain where it feels like my jaw muscles are being over stretched. Is this something I should maybe see and orthodontist about?

I'm not sure if I have an overbite. My top teeth cover a little more than half of my bottom teeth. Also, I sometimes get jaw pain where it feels like my jaw muscles are being over stretched. Is this something I should maybe see and orthodontist about?

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial complimentary consultation. This allows you to find out what type of treatment for your individual situation is recommended and get all your questions answered. Best of luck!. ...Read more

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Do you think it's a good idea to add grills to my teeth or cover them with ceramic teeth?

Do you think it's a good idea to add grills to my teeth or cover them with ceramic teeth?

Depends on you: Decorative grills are a fad that does not represent health or life-like beauty. In fact it disguises it. However, if that's your thing, and your teeth and gums are healthy, then a removable grill might be best. Ceramic crowns or bridges can be used if there is an indication such as esthetically unattractive, broken, nonvital, or highly filled teeth. ...Read more

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The lower widom teeth are covered 50% by gums. The gums are painfull and have started to ooze puss when pressed, what shall be done?

The lower widom teeth are covered 50% by gums. The gums are painfull and have started to ooze puss when pressed, what shall be done?

Likely removal: Control of infection with antibiotics and evaluation of wisdom teeth for removal. Most likely they will need to be removed, but that is based upon the angle of the teeth and whether or not there is room enough in your mouth for them to erupt and serve a function if they do. Your dentist can evaluate those factors and discuss it with you. ...Read more

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How can I have a severe overbite corrected? My top teeth completely cover my bottom teeth, and I have a severe overbite of 9 mm. I've been told that braces alone might not be able to fix this. What else is there that i could do? .

How can I have a severe overbite corrected? My top teeth completely cover my bottom teeth, and I have a severe overbite of 9 mm. I've been told that braces alone might not be able to fix this. What else is there that i could do?


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See Orthodontist: There are many choices available to the Orthodontic Specialist, depending on the complexity of your malocclusion. These include, but are not limited to: intrusive mechanics, temporary anchorage appliances, orthographic surgery, esthetic recontouring, corticotomy, sectional mechanics, intrusion arches, etc. seek consultation with Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more

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Do i need to fix my overbite? I'm an adult who never had braces, has straight teeth and an overbite. My overbite isn't huge i don't think, but my upper teeth do cover my lower teeth when my mouth is closed. I've read that overbites can cause problems late

Some is normal !: Some amount of overbite is normal. Your upper teeth are supposed to cover part of your lower teeth. Normal overbite can range from about 20%-75% depending on how the rest of the bite is set up. If you do not grind your teeth or have jaw joint (TMJ) pain, then most likely your amount of overbite is fine for you. Ask your dentist what they think at your next visit, but i wouldn't be overly concerned. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a teeth whitening can cover up tooth stains?

Is it possible that a teeth whitening can cover up tooth stains?

No: It will not cover up anything. However, if you have a professional cleaning first to remove the stains, then you will be ready for whitening. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Will medicaid cover teeth implants?

Dental implant: I have not come across any occasion that medicaid has paid for dental implants. If lucky there might be coverage for denture or partial denture. ...Read more

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