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What Are Causes Of Teeth Falling Out
Is it true that nursing can cause tooth decay? I've heard that nursing can cause a child's teeth to decay, especially if they nurse right before falling asleep. Is there any truth to this? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent it?
Decay happens!: The same rules apply whether you bottle feed or nurse...Teeth that are not cleaned and are covered with breast milk, formula or food will be at higher of decay. The cure is to make sure you use the age appropriate oral hygiene techniques after ever feeding - even bedtime! you're the parent and you create the culture of oral healthcare and oral hygiene in your home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worth investigating: See your Dentist to determine the cause of sensitivity, and thus the correct treatment. Could be caused by, among other things, gum disease resulting in root exposure, cavities, fractures, malocclusion causing abfractures, change in diet or medication, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unsupervised: Sounds like it's been quite a while since your last check up and even though your teeth may be healthy, the bone/gum around the teeth is receding in response to infection. Please see your c dentist asap and ask if referral to periodontist is advisable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: Genetics can play a part. Bone structure and the amount of bone that is present, as well as the size of the teeth and jaw spacing... Pacifiers and thumb sucking can influence the teeth as well. Take a baby to a pedodontist very early on to stay ahead of dental issues and familiarize your baby with the dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natural movement : Teeth move around all the time. They move back and forth, up and down in their sockets during chewing. If they are moving more than this, it may be due to periodontal disease where the bone surrounding the teeth is being resorbed. As teeth lose their support, they can move more pathologically. I recommend you go to your dentist for a complete exam to check your bone levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: It is very common for lower front teeth to shift as one ages, even if orthodontics was previously performed. Due to all the forces that act on teeth, they tend to move forward. The lower front teeth are so skinny that they often "slip" a little. It is self-limiting, and can be corrected. To prevent recurrence, a wire is usually bonded to the tongue side of the lower front teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Sometimes the asymmetry can be corrected in part or completely with dental rehabilitation. It is also possible to have asymmetry of the face create an imbalanb in the smile. This also can be corrected by dental rehab. When the smile is in harmony with the face even when there is asymmetry the effect can be very pleasing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can cause teeth to wear down quickly? I need my teeth for the next three fourths of my life. Can simply chewing food do this or gliding wrong
Evaluation needed: Rather than giving you a list of general possibilities, i recommend that you see a dentist who can go over both your medical and dental history, examine your mouth and your occlusion, go over your eating and drinking habits and give you an accurate answer specific and appropriate to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Crowded teeth can contribute to poor oral hygiene , trapped plaque and calculus will cause gingival inflammation and ultimately attachment and bone loss. Uneven pressure from the crowded teeth with less bone means weak anchor and increased mobility. I urge you to get a periodontal and an orthodontic evaluation as well before your condition worsen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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