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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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Mouth (Definition)

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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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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How much time can teeth implants stay covered?

How much time can teeth implants stay covered?

Integration: Generally speaking, dentists like to keep dental implant fixtures uncovered for about 3-4 months on the lower jaw and 4-6 months on the upper jaw before they are restored with crowns or other restorations. However, leaving them in longer or indefinitely without being restored poses no problems. ...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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If someone's teeth repeatedly got covered in stomach acid, what would happen?

If someone's teeth repeatedly got covered in stomach acid, what would happen?

Erode: Teeth will get eroded by stomach acid. In fact, bulimic patients have eroded areas on their exposed teeth, and health areas that a their tongue covers during vomiting. ...Read more

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Iam going for fillings in my front teeth will they cover the whole tooth to make white,and when they numb me what's chances of damages or staying numb?

Iam going for fillings in my front teeth will they cover the whole tooth to make white,and when they numb me what's chances of damages or staying numb?

Dental care: Do not be anxious about your care. Complications from using local anesthetic are virtually zero. Regarding covering the entire surface of your tooth, you'll need to discuss your treatment objectives with your dentist... your dentist can tailor your treatment to give you the results you desire. All the best... ...Read more

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How does whitening/bleaching teeth work? Does it cover or remove the staining?

How does whitening/bleaching teeth work? Does it cover or remove the staining?

Neither : Bleaching gel is used to whiten the internal part of the tooth or the dentin. Cleaning is done with various forms of toothpaste. Bleaching does not cover or remove stains. It whitens from within. Brushing or a professional cleaning can remove stains from the outside of the tooth. ...Read more

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5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?

5-year-old son lies through his teeth often.  Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior.  Is this age appropriate?

Yes: This is common behavior, and it's important to address it with your child. No need to be harsh, but be consistent and help him understand the problems with lying in ways he can understand. He only sees the benefits at this point. ...Read more

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Does Medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal?

Does Medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal?

Sometimes: In California, it is covered. Ask your local dental society. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Will medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal for me? I'm 27yr male in Louisville KY

Will medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal for me? I'm 27yr male in Louisville KY

Yes, most likely: However, in KY prior approval is required. Call a participating dentist for appointment and pre-authorization. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a gap between my 2 front teeth,my dentist has quoted 600 to fill the gap and cover the teeth.?

What to do if I have a gap between my 2 front teeth,my dentist has quoted 600 to fill the gap and cover the teeth.?

Hard to say...: You're asking for a second opinion for something that cannot be seen by any panel member. You're also asking for a justification of the fee, which we cannot do since fees vary and exactly what is proposed is unknown. If you truly want a second opinion, get one from another local dentist who can examine you. ...Read more

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How to get my teeth pulled? Insurance wont cover it and have no dental ins. Dentist says i need them all pulled by oral surgeon but can't afford it?

How to get my teeth pulled? Insurance wont cover it and have no dental ins. Dentist says i need them all pulled by oral surgeon but can't afford it?

Go to dental school: If you are unable to afford it, you may want to check out a local dental school in your area. Dental schools work usually on a sliding scale. They have oral surgeons on staff who will supervise either a dental student who is studying to become a general dentist or a licensed general dentist who is studying to be an oral surgeon. The care is excellent. ...Read more

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