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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Transparent Teeth (Overview)

If teeth become thinned on the lip side or the tongue side light may pass through the enamel rather than being reflected back, giving the appearance of transparency rather than translucency. Most common causes are wear from malocclusion or parafunctional habits, or erosion from acid reflux or eating disorder. See your Dentist for care.


Dr. Linda Callaghan
20 Doctors shared insights

Transparent Teeth (Overview)

If teeth become thinned on the lip side or the tongue side light may pass through the enamel rather than being reflected back, giving the appearance of transparency rather than translucency. Most common causes are wear from malocclusion or parafunctional habits, or erosion from acid reflux or eating disorder. See your Dentist for care.


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Is there a cure for transparent teeth or teeth that have lost enamel?

Is there a cure for transparent teeth or teeth that have lost enamel?

Prevention: Prevention is always the best cure. Some studies have shown minimum remineraliation through oil pulling. Also through a major change in diet of healthy fats, vitamin d and specific mineral intake, teeth can be remineralized. Research the work of dr. Weston price for more details. Otherwise, there are many dental possibilities to restore beauty and function to transparent teeth. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of stains that are in a hole in my teeth?

How do I get rid of stains that are in a hole in my teeth?

See a dentist: A hole in a tooth is an area that will easily trap food particles, has been difficult for you to clean (as shown by the inclusion of stain), and ultimately will develop decay. Any hole or defect in the tooth should be restored or if without decay, should be sealed to prevent a future cavity. Bacteria cause decay, bacteria are small, your hole is the "grand canyon" to the bacteria. ...Read more

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Slightly transparent teeth?

Slightly transparent teeth?

Be concerned: When enamel has been lost and becomes very thin the underlying yellow orange dentin is no longer masked by this translucent enamel. It appears transparent. Protecting the remaining enamel is essential by avoiding bacterial accumulation in plaque and acidic substances that will demineralized further, the remaining enamel. New dental ceramics in combination with composite make excellent replacemen. ...Read more

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Question about transparent teeth?

Question about transparent teeth?

Beautiful solutions: When enamel has been lost and becomes very thin the underlying yellow orange dentin is no longer masked by this translucent enamel. It appears transparent. Dental scientist and material experts have developed superior sturdy enamel substitutes in the form of ceramics and ceramic/composite combination. Complete, partial and on lay crowns are first choice. Frequently veneers on front teeth work. ...Read more

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How can you fix transparent teeth?

See dentist: There are several different treatment available and the difference between them is determined by what your teeth look like and how much you want to pay to correct the problem. See your dentist, explain your concerns and then the dentist can tell you your different options. ...Read more

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What's up with semi transparent teeth?

What's up with semi transparent teeth?

Enamel: Enamel is translucent and can vary slightly between people. There is little dentin near the incisal edges, making the edges look transparent. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix transparent teeth?

Is there a way to fix transparent teeth?

Lumineers: Lumineers is a fantastic option to permanently change the color, shape and size of the front teeth in a spectacular fashion often without shots or any tooth adjustments. The materials used are very strong (zirconia) and the results are amazing! ...Read more

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Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely worn teeth can look transparent. ...Read more

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Are there any solutions to transparent teeth?

Are there any solutions to transparent teeth?

Transparent teeth: After discussing the cause of your transparent teeth, your dentist can discuss options for improving their health and durability. Composite bonding, porcelain laminate, ceramic crowns, etc. ...Read more

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Dental professionals, "transparent teeth", what to do?

Dental professionals, "transparent teeth", what to do?

Thin teeth?: Do you drink a lot of soda and/or citrus? Must remove the cause before trying to protect ; preserve what you have left of your enamel. Acids from soda and lemons, etc, as well as over-whitening them wear away the teeth enamel, making them look too thin. Solution: proenamel toothpaste, act Fluoride mouthwash, ; seeing a dentist to make sure they do not need some kind of protective restorations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Transparent teeth?

What is the definition or description of: Transparent teeth?

Transparrent teeth: If teeth become thinned on the lip side or the tongue side light may pass through the enamel rather than being reflected back, giving the appearance of transparency rather than translucency. Most common causes are wear from malocclusion or parafunctional habits, or erosion from acid reflux or eating disorder. See your Dentist for care. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for transparent teeth or teeth that have lost enamel?

Prevention: Prevention is always the best cure. Some studies have shown minimum remineraliation through oil pulling. Also through a major change in diet of healthy fats, vitamin d and specific mineral intake, teeth can be remineralized. Research the work of dr. Weston price for more details. Otherwise, there are many dental possibilities to restore beauty and function to transparent teeth. ...Read more

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I've got really transparent front teeth. Is that bad?

I've got really transparent front teeth. Is that bad?

Transparent teeth: That depends upon the cause. For example, if due to lingual erosions? Yes. If just a variation of shading? No. See your dentist to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What is it when the tip of two front teeth turn somewhat transparent? My teeth r kinda transparent near the tips. No idea since when. Why's that?

What is it when the tip of two front teeth turn somewhat transparent? My teeth r kinda transparent near the tips. No idea since when. Why's that?

Thin enamel: You may be grinding your teeth. If so, the edge of the enamel on the lingual surfaces of the teeth in question may have been worn thin, making the teeth look even more transparent in that area. Let a local dentist take a look and advise if any treatment is indicated, including a bruxism guard. ...Read more

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I have transparent edges on teeth - please help?

I have transparent edges on teeth - please help?

Transparent: Most transparency is physiologic as the very edges of the teeth are enamel only. Some is pathologic, in the sense you may be grinding or the movements that you normally make due to alignment may cause excessive wear, . share your concerns with your dentist... ...Read more

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Why are the ends of my teeth transparent? What should I do?

Why are the ends of my teeth transparent? What should I do?

May be the enamel: Another reason is that if your teeth are not worn down, they still have the enamel at the edge. This is the more translucent part of your teeth. Some people have more translucency than others. It is considered aesthetically pleasing for some because it is more youthful. ...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