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Tooth Decay (Definition)

Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that ...Read more


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When a wisdom tooth is black what does it mean?

When a wisdom tooth is black what does it mean?

Usually decay: It could be severe staining, but it needs to be examined to know for sure. Call a local dentist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when baby is making smacking noise when drinking a bottle?

What does it mean when baby is making smacking noise when drinking a bottle?

Noisy kid: Infants have no social graces and will often make a variety of noised during and between feedings.Most have no significance. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your spit is yellow when you brush your teeth?

What does it mean if your spit is yellow when you brush your teeth?

Infection: It is important to brush your tongue when you brush your teeth--at least twice daily. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i'm spitting up blood after brushing my teeth?

What does it mean if i'm spitting up blood after brushing my teeth?

Gum disease: If you are bleeding when you brush it is because your gingiva ( gums) are swollen and inflammed. This is a signe of periodintal disease and needs to be treated by your dentist. Please make an appointment for a periodontal exam and get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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What does it means when they say dont put baby in bed with milk when teeth erupted..my baby sometimes want milk to sleep?

What does it means when they say dont put baby in bed with milk when teeth erupted..my baby sometimes want milk to sleep?

Baby Bottle Syndrome: Baby Bottle Syndrome is entirely preventable infection (decay/abscess) of the baby incisors caused by bathing them in sugar (milk or fruit juice sugars) and allowing bacteria to convert those sugars to acids. Please discuss management with your Pediatrician, and once your child turns 1, schedule with a Pedodontist, a children's dental specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u spit blood sometimes not when I brush my teeth?

What does it mean when u spit blood sometimes not when I brush my teeth?

Gum Issues: Bleeding upon brushing is not normal. It is a sign of gigivitis or possibly gum disease. You should see a dentist as soon as possible. It is much easier to treat in the early stages. ...Read more

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What is baby bottle tooth decay?

What is baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby Bottle Decay: The cardinal sign of baby bottle decay is rampant decay over the incisor area of a child's dentition. The reason why this is allow to happen is because nobody is watching. If parent are brushing and flossing their child's teeth every night and every morning, baby bottle caries would be non-existent. It is not like the dirty diaper that screams to be changed. A parent's daily watchful eye is needed. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when youre seventeen and a baby tooth is growin is that good or bad?

Need to see Dentist: All 20 baby teeth have grown in by age 3, and fall out between ages 6 to 12-14. If no permanent tooth present under baby tooth, or of permanent tooth impacted, baby tooth can remain in mouth for many years. You need to see a dentist for an exam and x-rays to find out exactly what's going on. Don't be surprised if he refers you to an orthodontist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the bonding on my chip tooth is turning yellow?

What does it mean if the bonding on my chip tooth is turning yellow?

Options: The older materials did not hold up as well as more recent composite materials. See if the bonding can be polished, touched up or needs to be replaced altogether. Also, depending upon the size and location of the bonding, whether a porcelain onlay or ceramic crown would be a better long term option. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your child vomits green?

What does it mean when your child vomits green?

Worrisome symptom: To barf green implys that there is material (bile) coming up from an area beyond the stomach. It implys that there is an obstruction that could mean a twisting of the bowel and should be regarded as an emergency. ...Read more

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Grinding teeth when sleeping. what does it mean?

Grinding teeth when sleeping. what does it mean?

See a dentist : Parafunctional habit like bruxism or grinding can be caused by uncoordinated masticatory muscles or ear problems. A dentist may recommend a mouthguard but if you already have ringing of the ears and headache, you need further assessment by a dentist who has a background in TMJ, orthopedic, and orthodontic. When the TMJ and bite is already balanced, that is the best time to have a cosmetic work. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your grown up teeth are loose?

What does it mean when your grown up teeth are loose?

Likely gum disease: Adults with a loose tooth, may have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. It is an infection of tissue that hold your teeth in place, and as it progresses, it can severely damage your jawbone. Your teeth then have nothing solid to support them. Other potential causes of loose teeth are trauma and other physical stress including accidents, jaw-grinding with misaligned bite. See dentist! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it normal that adult tooth coming in behind baby tooth?

Can you tell me is it normal that adult tooth coming in behind baby tooth?

This can happen : And I have observed this hundreds of times over the years. This may signify a crowding problem. Tends to happen in the front teeth in some children w limited space. Please make sure the child is evaluated by his/her dentist and ask about this issue. Early orthodontic consult might be indicated and maybe early interceptive treatment may be in order, depends on age and situation. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my gum is bruised and my front tooth is loose?

What exactly does it mean when my gum is bruised and my front tooth is loose?

Infection: Anything that looks like a bruise on the gum is probably an underlying abscess. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your poop is white?

What does it mean when your poop is white?

Bile flow blocked: Stool gets its brown color from bile. Bile is produced in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder. It is a digestive enzyme which is dumped into the small intestines. If the pathway for the bile gets blocked then your stool will turn white. This is something that needs to be looked into by your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when frozen breastmilk is yellow? Its not colostrum as the donor I got it from baby is 4 months old. Is it safe to feed baby?

What does it mean when frozen breastmilk is yellow? Its not colostrum as the donor I got it from baby is 4 months old. Is it safe to feed baby?

From the fat: The yellow color is from the fat content of the milk. Good breast milk has a high fat content, and it may separate out a bit when frozen, so there is a yellow looking part of the milk. It is not only safe, it is an excellent sample with lots of good milk fat for the baby to gain weight and grow brain cells with. Make sure you gently swirl the sample before feeding it to the baby to mix it ... ...Read more

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What does it mean when baby has crust in the eyes?

What does it mean when baby has crust in the eyes?

Can happen with...: ...Infection, or narrowing of the tear duct (dacryostenosis) - your doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your wisdom tooth is impacted?

What does it mean if your wisdom tooth is impacted?

Stuck: Stuck under gum and bone. No room to erupt. Can be a problem. See wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your baby's fontanel is risen?

What does it mean when your baby's fontanel is risen?

Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it is still bulging or if the baby has a fever or is lethargic or inconsolable and very cranky then get your baby checked immediately. ...Read more

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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more