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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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Notice when i chew more with my front teeth my TMJ gets a little better. I have been chewing with my side teeth to preserve bonding in front, enamels?

Notice when i chew more with my front teeth my TMJ gets a little better. I have been chewing with my side teeth to preserve bonding in front, enamels?

Force distribution: First if bonding and the bite after the placement of bonding are accurate and proper to the way your teeth come together you should not worry about the bonding falling off. You have to eat and chew naturally the way it feels comfortable specially to your tmj. If anything is causing discomfort to your TMJ stop doing it as it can get inflammed and more pain down the line. ...Read more

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Dentist lowered front teeth length from bonding. Now I have tmj? What to do? Chewing food feels unnatural

Dentist lowered front teeth length from bonding. Now I have tmj? What to do? Chewing food feels unnatural

See TMJ expert: Unlikely from your dental work. Possible however. See a TMJ expert for advice. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Call orthodontist: Follow the instructions your orthodontist gave you. There is ususally some pain after spacers have been placed. Ibuprophen will help with the pain.. Soft diet until you feel better. If the pain is more than you think it should be call your orthodontist and talk with them. ...Read more

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My mouth is painful, when i chew i'll be biting the wall of my mouth and also red spot on the hard palate just behind front teeth. What could this be?

Bite might be off: It could be ulcer from trauma. Did you eat or drink something hot. If your biting the wall of you mouth, its your bite, is it normal or something new. If the red spots don't go away in 3-5 days, see a dentist to check hope this helps. ...Read more

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The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. Why?

The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. Why?

Irritation: The "bumps" are sore because they are irritated. The question is, what are those "bumps"? Lesions like that can be as benign as a torus palatinus, or they could be more serious, especially since you are a smoker. Have them evaluated by your dentist... It may save your life. ...Read more