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Widely spaced teeth are good, right?

Widely spaced teeth are good, right?

Uh, uh: While it may be easier to clean between widely spaced teeth, spacing can result in food impact ion as well as tipping or drifting teeth with resultant gum damage. Askmyour dentist for referral to an orthodontic specialist for evaluation and recommendation as to whether treatment is indicated or not. ...Read more

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Widely Spaced Teeth (Definition)

Teeth normally are in firm contact with their neighbors. When the contact loosens, food starts getting trapped between the teeth. If the front teeth are spaced, most people feel they don't look their best. Look in the mirror. If you feel your teeth are too far apart, then see an ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Widely spaced teeth?

What is the definition or description of: Widely spaced teeth?

Out of contact: Teeth normally are in firm contact with their neighbors. When the contact loosens, food starts getting trapped between the teeth. If the front teeth are spaced, most people feel they don't look their best. Look in the mirror. If you feel your teeth are too far apart, then see an Orthodontist about correcting them. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix widely spaced teeth and little teeth?

Is there any way to fix widely spaced teeth and little teeth?

3 choices: Improperly positioned teeth can be aligned. Improperly sized/shaped teeth can be reshaped/bonded/veneered/crowned. Best solution probably would be to have Orthodontic Specialist ideally position teeth so that Restorative Dentist can do the most ideal reconstruction. See both your Dentist and a fully qualified Orthodontist for information. ...Read more

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Widely spaced teeth and little teeth. Do I need cosmetic dentist?

Widely spaced teeth and little teeth. Do I need cosmetic dentist?

No: There is no such thing as a "cosmetic dentist". Cosmetic dentistry is not a dental specialty. Any general dentist can perform cosmetic dentistry. Many general dentist take additional courses in cosmetic dentistry but all can perform the procedures you likely need. ...Read more

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Out of the three, which one takes longer to fix: widely spaced teeth, really crowded teeth, or crooked teeth?

Out of the three, which one takes longer to fix: widely spaced teeth, really crowded teeth, or crooked teeth?

Consultation needed: Your question is too broad and has insufficient information in order to give you an answer that will be helpful. Each case is different and needs to be evaluated by a personal clinical examination along with x-rays of the teeth. If you have a specific problem or need, i suggest you consult with a general dentist first who can refer you to an orthodontist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for teeth color?

Bleaching: I recommend patients try bleaching for discolored teeth first if the teeth are not too dark. If teeth are really dark then porcelain laminates or crowns may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for TMJ that is caused from clenching teeth?

What is the best treatment for TMJ that is caused from clenching teeth?

Options: Do you also grind your teeth at night? Clenching occurs during the day. A lot depends on the the history and diagnosis that you have received for your tmj/tmd. An oral mouthpiece may be indicated, but there are many types and often are constructed based upon diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for brown color of teeth?

Tooth bleaching: Yellow and brown color teeth respond better to bleaching than gray colored teeth. Check with you dentist to see what he/she would recommend for your teeth and your expectations ...Read more

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Teeth paining and hole in teeth left side lower what is the best treatment?

Teeth paining and hole in teeth left side lower  what is the best treatment?

Pain: If the pain is constant/ lingers and it is throbbing the best treatment is a root canal followed by a crown to protect the tooth. If the pain is not constant then you may be able to just have a filling. Please see your dentist today to get out of pain so you can enjoy the long weekend. ...Read more

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My nti nightguard made my teeth shift. I have a underbite now and the bite is uneven. Why did this happen, and what is the best treatment to fix it?

Not sure, discuss it: While at first glance, you might attribute 100% of your problem to the nti appliance, it might be more complicated than that. That is not to say that the nti appliance made it worse, (nor caused it). Never having seen you or your bite before and now, we can only guess as to what's going on and why. Discuss this with your dentist and consider orthodontics if appropriate. ...Read more

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