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What effect does chewing nails have on front teeth?

What effect does chewing nails have on front teeth?

Tooth abrasion: Our front teeth are designed to cut into foods--not grind them. Our posterior teeth (molars and premolars) are flatter for this purpose. Chewing nails regularrly can, over time, cause the enamel to wear away and change the look, shape, and size of your front teeth. Sometimes mixing extremely hot sauce with nail polish can help reduce the habit by making the person's nails painful to taste. ...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


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What does it mean if my teeth chipped while flossing, mainly on the back of my lower teeth?

What does it mean if my teeth chipped while flossing, mainly on the back of my lower teeth?

Maybe decay: Teeth should not chip while flossing. If this is happening, it may be a sign that there's something weakening your teeth enough, that simply flossing will break the apart. It could be decay, it could be an old, failed filling. What you need to do is see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Does getting my teeth bleached cause damage to the enamel on my teeth?

Does getting my teeth bleached cause damage to the enamel on my teeth?

Nope: It should not cause damage at all to the enamel. It may make your teeth a bit more sensitive, but not damaging. ...Read more

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What effect does bad teeth have on the body?

What effect does bad teeth have on the body?

Many effects: If you can't chew your food properly, that can lead to digestive problems. Gum problems (periodontitis) have been linked to heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, stroke, pancriatic cncer and low birth weight babies. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth on bottom row hurt bad No sign of teeth but the gum on my left hurts most I can lift with tongue and open little on top.impacted? Normal?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Wisdom teeth on bottom row hurt bad No sign of teeth but the gum on my left hurts most I can lift with tongue and open little on top.impacted? Normal?

Impacted, see DDS: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my.Back molars

Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my.Back molars

No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this. ...Read more

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What effect does peroxide rinse have on teeth and mouth?

What effect does peroxide rinse have on teeth and mouth?

Not much: Hydrogen peroxide (3%) is approved for use as a mouthwash when diluted 1:1 with water. This very weak solution may fizz slightly as it liberates oxygen, but this is unlikely to be of great value. It is not a substitute for good flossing or brushing. It is unlikely to any meaningful whitening effect. In short, its value is limited. ...Read more

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Why does my tooth enamel appear clear on the edges?

Why does my tooth enamel appear clear on the edges?

Translucency: Enamel is translucent, and since there is no opaque dentin in that area of the tooth, it appears that it is clear. This is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Does my tooth have too much tartar on my gingiva?

Does my tooth have too much tartar on my gingiva?

Too much tartar?: Any amount of calculus is too much. Have a local dentist examine you and give you a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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My front teeth appear yellowish while my side teeth are white, what should I do?

My front teeth appear yellowish while my side teeth are white, what should I do?

Yellowish teeth: I would see a dentist to see why the teeth are yellow. It could be a developmental thing it could be from an oral habit, have it checked out and see if cosmetic procedures such as bleaching of your teeth, veneering or bonding would be indicated to get you happy with their appearance. ...Read more

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If i can't cut certain noodles with my front and bottom teeth, does that mean that i need longer front teeth? Rest of the teeth cone together more harder and overbite.

If i can't cut certain noodles with my front and bottom teeth, does that mean that i need longer front teeth? Rest of the teeth cone together more harder and overbite.

Malocclusion- You: Either have a dental malocclusion or a combo dental/skeletal malocclusion. Apertognathia typically presents with patients being unable to chew/tear through foods efficiently because of lack of contact of anterior teeth. Best to have orthodontist evaluate & if malocclusion can be corrected without surgery, then this is best option. If malocclusion has strong skeletal component surgery needed. ...Read more

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My gums are receeding, I have trauma, front tooth grinding, my molars are shifting inwards, I have clenching and grindingteeth, soreness in mouth area, biting cheek, and trouble chewing. What should I do?

My gums are receeding, I have trauma, front tooth grinding, my molars are shifting inwards, I have clenching and grindingteeth, soreness in mouth area, biting cheek, and trouble chewing. What should I do?

Major problems: The health of the TMJ can affect one's entire health and immune system. The teeth, muscles and the jaw joints function as a triad to insure proper chewing, speaking, and other movements that we take for granted, when you have chronic TMJ dysfunction (tmd) the symptoms can develop into headaches, facial and ear pain, and facial discomfort. You may need meds, pt or mouthpiece or all. ...Read more

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I can't grind my teeth due to overbite. Can my tight lower bite splint have caused numerous crazelines on my lower incisors, or do I just have weak tooth enamel?

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I can't grind my teeth due to overbite. Can my tight lower bite splint have caused numerous crazelines on my lower incisors, or do I just have weak tooth enamel?

Have guard eval: It is always good to have your dentist periodically evaluate your bitesplint and/or guard. You may need adjustments, and generally, know that your guard is meant to take the brunt of your bruxism/grinding/and/or clenching, so as to help protect your teeth. If it's too tight, get it checked! ...Read more

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Can a clear type of retainer cause craze lines on teeth, if you are grinding on it too hard?I place dental wax on the spots wear I am grinding the most

Can a clear type of retainer cause craze lines on teeth, if you are grinding on it too hard?I place dental wax on the spots wear I am grinding the most

No: Talk to your orthodontist and have them aware of these issues. You may have under lying TMJ issues and have him/her address that before they are finished with your braces. ...Read more

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Dark spot on gums under tooth where chewing tobacco is usually put? What could it be? The tooth does have some gum recession

Dark spot on gums under tooth where chewing tobacco is usually put? What could it be? The tooth does have some gum recession

See the dentist: Hard to say, chewing tobacco has been shown to cause cancer of the mouth. You definitely need to get this taken care of ASAP and see an oral surgeon for a possible biopsy. This could turn out to be just a simple thickening of the tissue or an irritation. ...Read more

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I have considerable gum recession on my lower canines. Should I manually brush these teeth while using a Sonicare for the rest of my mouth.

I have considerable gum recession on my lower canines.  Should I  manually brush these teeth while using a Sonicare for the rest of my mouth.

Gum recession: See a local dentist, preferably a Periodontist to evaluate the cause of the gum recession, discuss treatment alternatives and suggest the best home care regimen to minimize further recession. Each case is different and requires personal attention. ...Read more

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I have braces. The right side of my teeth touch when biting down but the other side doesn't really. What can help?

I have braces. The right side of my teeth touch when biting down but the other side doesn't really. What can help?

Work in progress: Sometimes teeth will touch, at other times they won't, during the course of your tooth movement. Perfectly normal The longer you are in treatment the better your occlusion will become. Bring your question up to your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist at your next regular appointment. They can give you a personalized time-table. ...Read more

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Can I use braces to cover up huge gap on my teeth because of tooth loss? Does brace work on this? Ps: my wisdom teeth not growing yet.

Can I use braces to cover up huge gap on my teeth because of tooth loss? Does brace work on this? Ps: my wisdom teeth not growing yet.

Implant: Braces can slowly shift your teeth and narrow the gap, but may not be ideal if your teeth are alreay straight and evenly spaced. If that is so, an implant or a bridge may work---check with your dentist. ...Read more

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