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Teeth Strong Enough
Exam needed!: Severe decay or periodontal disease? Cannot possibly tell over the internet. Please see a local dentist for a consultation. ...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
Pano: The orthodontist will be able to determine this from your pano (a type of x-ray they take) ...Read more
Evaluation: Your mouth needs to be evaluated by a local dentist. Please make a call for an appointment. ...Read more
Simple if followed:: Start as early in your life as you can and: brush and floss after every meal; rinse when you cannot brush; eat nutritious foods that do not contribute to cavities and gums disease; get regular dental checkups every 6 months; follow your dentist's recommendations; and if there is something that you don't like about your teeth, ask your dentist what can be done to improve your smile. ...Read more
Dental Health: Brush and floss properly after meals; avoid foods that promote tooth decay and periodontal disease; eat healthy, get sufficient rest; live a healthy life and exercise; see a dentist for routine dental check-ups and cleanings every six months and follow recommended advice. ...Read more
I'm sorry: Do not know what tooth-mouse is. If you want stronger teeth keep them immaculately clean, make sure they are optimally aligned, avoid sugars/starches/acidic foods, don't chew on hard candy/ice, and use toothpaste with fluoride. Most import, see your Dentist at least twice yearly for professional care. ...Read more
See a dentist: You will have to actually see a dentist to determine how mobile your teeth are, and what if anything is causing them to be loose. Periodontal (gum) disease would be the most likely cause, although there are a host of other possibilities. ...Read more
Here's how....: First get them fixed with the best treatment option as advised by your dentist. Then keep them clean and healthy by brushing and flossing properly and frequently. Also eat healthy foods and avoid those that promote tooth decay. Ask your dentist about the use of Fluoride treatments and remineralizing pastes. Finally, make sure you get a dental checkup every 6 months to keep on top of things. ...Read more
C UR Family Dentist: First have your teeth examined for cracks, failing restoration, and to make sure you don't have a malocclusion. You may need restorations, occlusal adjustment, night guard, and/or orthodontic rx. Stop chewing on hard things, such as ice, hard candy, meat on bones, etc. Avoid foods high in sugar and acid. Fluoride rx may help. This not a self-fix problem...See your family dentist. ...Read more
Start: Start with a trip to your Dentist to have your teeth examined for cavities, fractures, damage to gums and underlying bone, as well as having your occlusion checked. Once tooth enamel is formed there is little you can do, other than fluoride, to change the integrity of the tooth enamel. The fracture is a sign that you should see Dentist ASAP. ...Read more
My teeth are getting weaker I can feel it. But my teeth are not falling what should I do to get my teeth strong & healthy. Please help?
Brush/floss: Based on the information you provided, I can't judge the condition of your teeth. I can only say in order to have healthy teeth, you must brush and floss regularly. Avoid sweets and acidic drinks and have regular check ups with with your dentist. ...Read more
Hi! I had a teeth clean today and immediately after he cleaned my teeth, I tasted a strong, metallic (to almost rusty) taste. Is this normal?
Blood: Your gums may be bleeding a bit after your cleaning, which is, after all, a limited surgical procedure. Blood can have a coppery taste. If it persists for more than a few days, call you Dentist for reexamination. ...Read more
I have one tooth a lil shorter than the other (front two teeth) what is recommended to repair longer and stronger looking without painful procedure?
Three easy options: You have many options and it all depends on how much longer your tooth is. Just a tiny bit and all that needs to happen is to smooth the longer one down a bit. If the difference is drastic then a veneer or orthodontics may be warranted. If it is moderate then some tooth colored bonding is the answer. None of these options are very painful. Just seek out a caring professional. ...Read more
Maybe a night guard: All of our teeth develop tiny cracks in them over time. These are superficial and not structural. If the visible cracks are more prominent they may be a result of damaging force applied during periods of clenching and/or grinding. This often occurs unconsciously and frequently during sleep. It can be managed by wearing a "nite guard". Have your dentist check the areas of concern. ...Read more
Time: If other factors in your mouth remain the same, time can tell if Fluoride is strengthening teeth, as you will be less likely to develop tooth decay. If you have frequent Fluoride visits as a non-surgical option (instead of fillings), you may see the reversed cavity if this has not invaded though enamel layer. The effect on tooth is cumulative, so consistent, careful applications are needed. ...Read more
Not Necessarily: There most likely is no correlation between getting teeth later and them being stronger. ...Read more
Support damage: Often drifting teeth mean damage to the underlying bone/gum tissue. The presence of bite problems, and/or missing posterior teeth, can make the problem worse. Find the best Dentist that you can and ask for advice. ...Read more
Is zirconia stronger than your natural teeth in terms of flexural, compression and tensile strength?
Calcification: Your teeth are harder than your bones due to the need for them to resist abrasion, cut and grind food, and last a lifetime since you only get one adult set. Bones are constantly remodeling, and need to be a bit forgiving and flex, up to a point. If the bones didn't flex they would easily break and that would be problematic. ...Read more
Yes: Craze lines do appear on teeth normally just from normal use n time. Short of doing any treatment, brush with fluoridated tooth paste, floss regularly and rinse with fluoridated mouth wash. ...Read more
Does ultra light cigarettes stain teeth less then stronger ones, what about type of tobacco and additives in tobacco?
Not really: Nicotine is what stains the teeth. Studies show that ultra light smokers actually smoke more cigarettes so the teeth receive just as much nicotine. A dental hygienist can remove some stains but over time the nicotine makes it's way into the grooves of the tooth and is hard to remove. This can be worse with smokeless tobacco due to the juices. It's best for your teeth and health to stop smoking. ...Read more