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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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.


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What can cause transparent teeth?

What can cause transparent teeth?

Enamel: Thinning of the enamel can make teeth look more translucent. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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What can cause transparent teeth?

Enamel: Thinning of the enamel can make teeth look more translucent. ...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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Any reason why are my teeth transparent/see-through?

Any reason why are my teeth transparent/see-through?

Many: Reasons for this from normal translucency to excessive wear from a misaligned bite or grinding habits. Without being able to see you my best advice is see your dentist for an exam. If it is normal translucency no problem. If it is from excessive wear or grinding then you may consider getting braces to open the bite. In this case I would consult a prosthodontist (crn spec) to work with the ortodntst. ...Read more

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Hey Docs! My 13 years old son got his bottom of his teeth transparent, it doesn't seem so pleasant, is there anyway to treat it?

Do not worry!: This is called incisal translucence. It is normal and cannot be changed or prevented. The condition is not indicative of any pathology or deficiency and no treatment is needed. Just relax, it is a completely normal, especially among younger people who do not have much wear on the biting edges of their front teeth. Take care. ...Read more

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Why are my teeth transparent? Is there any treatment for that?

Why are my teeth transparent? Is there any treatment for that?

Possible: It depends on the degree. All teeth are translucent to some degree. However sometimes excessinf wear can cause teeth to thin out so that they appear more" transparent".
Have your dentist check your bite. Poor occlusion can cause this and fixing the bite and then proper restoration can be done. ...Read more

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Why are my two front teeth are transparent?

Why are my two front teeth are transparent?

Enamel: The enamel is translucent, and near the edges of your teeth, where there is no dentin, it appears transparent. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my two front teeth are transparent help?

What do you suggest if my two front teeth are transparent help?

Transparent edges: Enamel is somewhat translucent, and since the edges are thin and have no dentin, they appear clear. You also may be grinding your teeth, making the edges thinner, causing the same appearance. See what your dentist has to say about it. ...Read more

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The bottoms of my front teeth are transparent. How can I make that go less noticeable?

See dentist: Your dentist may be able to tell you why this is occurring. It may be sure to over whitening your teeth or from grinding and clenching your teeth. If it is due to over whitening, you need to stop. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Why do the edges of my front teeth become transparent? The transpaent part has occupied alomst 1/2 of one of my teeth. Is it normal?

Transparent teeth: Wear or erosion can cause teeth to appear most transparent because they are thinner. This allows the light to pass thru the tooth instead of being reflected back. Wear or erosion can be caused by acids in your drinks and diet, grinding, or bite problems. See a dentist about this to prevent worsening of this and for treatment options. ...Read more

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Tip of my teeth are transparent? What can I do??

Tip of my teeth are transparent? What can I do??

Nothing, maybe.: It can depend on your age why your teeth are transparent. Older people who tend to grind their teeth will cause the edges of their teeth to become thinner, hence more transparent. Multiple restorations can correct that. In young people, transparent teeth are a trait like hair color or eye color. There isn't an easy fix. Sometimes the dentist can do some bonding to hide it. Best to see a dentist. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have noticed my teeth are transparent at the bottoms also I have mamelons and I am 18 years old. Is there a way I could get rid of the transparency also would my dentist be able to file my mamelons down?

Hi there, I have noticed my teeth are transparent at the bottoms also I have mamelons and I am 18 years old. Is there a way I could get rid of the transparency also would my dentist be able to file my mamelons down?

Yes & yes: Yes you can get rid of the translucent areas but you would have to do a filling in that area. Yes your dentist can file or polish down your mamelons down ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes your teeth to be transparent?

Please tell me what causes your teeth to be transparent?

Clenching, diet: Clenching and grinding-bruxing can thin teeth and make them look transparent. An acidic diet--too much soft drinks or sugar-laced foods can thin teeth. Being sick and vomiting or having acid reflux can erode tooth enamel. Too much alcohol and being sick can be a problem. ...Read more

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My two front teeth are kinda transparent near the tips. Why is this?

Enamel wearing thin: As we age your enamel wears down. And....One area that thins is the enamel on the front teeth. Enamel is a crystalline structure and when it thins like you are talking they appear translucent. If it bothers you. Have your dentist smooth them out or if there is enough to fill then do so. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have yellowish teeth? I can see that the rims of my teeth are slightly transparent.

Is it ok to have yellowish teeth? I can see that the rims of my teeth are slightly transparent.

IF: If this is something new & recently noticed: you may have abraded / worn the enamel (white layer) of the tooth to the point where you see more of the dark yellow (dentin) from within.

If the biting edge now appears transparent, you may have worn the inside of the biting edge, making it thinner and somewhat transparent.

See your dentist. ...Read more

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My teeth are becoming transparent on the ends. How can I make them whiter again? Or at least prevent it?

My teeth are becoming transparent on the ends. How can I make them whiter again? Or at least prevent it?

Need answer: Couple of questions. Have you already been excessively whitening your teeth? Do you or have you been told by your dds that you grind your teeth? Whiting can't thin the edges unless it has been done way too much. Your edges are dark because you are seeing through them into the darkness of your mouth. Consult dds for possible night guard or diagnosis for the thinning of the edges of your teeth. ...Read more

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My teeth start to become transparent? What should I eat or what are foods and drinks that I should avoid?

My teeth start to become transparent? What should I eat or what are foods and drinks that I should avoid?

"Transparent Teeth": Teeth start to get "transparent" mainly due to acid erosion. There are two kinds of acid erosion, first due to extrinsic factors, mainly the excessive consumption of acidic food such as, oranges, fruit juices, carbonated drinks (coke, etc.), etc. And the second due to intrinsic factors (internal or from the body) such as acid reflux and bulimia. ...Read more

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I don't grind my teeth at all then what could b the cause of my teeth two front ones turning kinda transparent near the tips?? No medications at all..

I don't grind my teeth at all then what could b the cause of my teeth two front ones turning kinda transparent near the tips?? No medications at all..

Sleep Bruxism: Bruxism (grinding teeth) is not a dangerous problem. However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth and uncomfortable jaw pain. See dentists who have more experience in evaluating bruxism. ...Read more

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What can I do if my teeth are getting clear transparent. Help!?

What can I do if my teeth are getting clear transparent. Help!?

Eating disorder: In addition to excessive wear thinning teeth, eating disorders with purging erode the insides of the teeth. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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My teeth have small cracks, are clear/transparent, and have clear lines running through them. Is this normal?

My teeth have small cracks, are clear/transparent, and have clear lines running through them. Is this normal?

Stress cracks: Many people have minor cracks in teeth.

These may be caused by clenching or grinding your teeth, traumatic injury, using your teeth as tools (opening bottles, etc, biting on pens, pencils, finger nails, hard candy, chewing on ice, etc,

like the crack in a car's windshield, teeth cracks may stay the same for years and then one day, they may fully crack or chip.

See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My bottom row of teeth are a bit transparent at the top. I've used whitening strips before. How do I treat this?

You don't: All teeth are more transparent at the biting edge because that's the thinnest pat of the tooth. If appearance bothers you talk to your dentist about esthetic treatment to make them more opaque. ...Read more

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The bottom of my top teeths are a little bit transparent, will I have to get my teeth crowned if I go to a dentist?

It is normal: Anatomy or enamel erosion? If it's natural anatomy, no treatment is necessary. Friction, wear and tear, corrosion and bulimia are common causes for the enamel erosion. If you catch erosion early you may be able to protect the damage by using Fluoride toothpaste and by avoiding foods and drinks that are high in acidity.
Not always extensive dental treatment (crown) is necessary. Take care. ...Read more

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