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What Teeth Are Kids Supposed To Lose
32: Adults usually have 32 different teeth, comprised of incisors, premolars, and molars. Each one has a unique shape, although left and right teeth are approximate mirror images of each other. ...Read more
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
I need to know are space maintainers, suppose to make the new teeth that grow in look like they are decayed?
No they're not: Space maintainers are a permanently cemented appliances used when baby teeth are lost too early, and the dentist is concerned that adjacent baby teeth will move and make it difficult for the adult tooth to come into. A lack of space can mean that the adult tooth will come into the mouth in the wrong position, or even not erupt at all. Once the tooth starts to come in, the appliance is removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wisdom teeth are growing in and are very painful, I don't want to take them out. How do I get them to hurt less? They make it difficult to eat.
Wants and needs: What you want and what you need may not be the same. Have yourself evaluated by an oral surgeon to see if you have enough room for your wisdom teeth... most people don't. If that is the case, the sooner you extract them the sooner you will feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: The question should be why you are not addressing your child's infections. Each rotten baby tooth can damage underlying permanent tooth, infect the adjacent teeth, cause pain/fever/difficulty chewing/damage other organs/etc. Frankly, failure to treat these infections is Child Neglect. All children should see a General Dentist or Pediatric Dental Specialist by their 1st birthday. GO NOW! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I went to the dentist as my gums are receding and he told me my gums are healthy so not to worry. How are they healthy?
See Periodontist: While everything may appear healthy there has to be a reason for your gum recession. Gums don't recede unless there's a reason. It may be a systemic problem, reaction to medication, improper brushing, malocclusion, clenching/grinding, or one of many other factors. Time to see a gum specialist, a periodontist, to determine why the recession and if any treatment is indicated. Don't wait. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Minimize Sugar/Carbs: The primary controls of body weight: food choices & quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise per-se. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense, not casual workout. For > century there has been significant evidence that ingested sugars converted to fat within the liver is a major driver of visceral obesity & disease. Victoza (liraglutide) can help. See: nusi.Org & eatingacademy.Com. ...Read more
Do receding gums grow back? What can you do to make them grow back on one tooth. Trying to preserve my teeth. The canine tooth is receding sensitive.
What are all the nessasary things to do to maintain good teeth. I know brushing, flossing and mouthwash. Any others? Also how to strengthen enamel?
How do I get my kids to brush? My children are six and seven, old enough to be brushing their own teeth, but they just won't. Is there anything i can do to make them brush, or get them used to a brushing routine?
Doctor : Doctor fowler is correct. But your children are not old enough to brush their own teeth. They hardly possess the necessary manual dexterity to do an adequate job. You must brush for them after meal time ( before they go to school, and after dinner), have them repeat the brushing after you do it, and thus develop the proper habit. You will save the equivalent of a college tuition if they do not get any dental problems throughout life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i know baby teeth start to form long before baby is born. When do adult teeth begin to form?
Soon: Shortly after birth the first permanent teeth start to form. Permanent teeth are starting to form until about age 13-15. If there is not Fluoride in the drinking water, a supplement should therefore be started shortly after birth for the maximum protection against decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very bad tooth decay in majority of upper teeth. What will dentist want to do i think dentures im only 23 and would they work out payment plan ?
Requires dental exam: To answer your question thoroughly, a proper dental exam would be required. If cost is an issue, find a Dental school in your area--supervised Dental students can do most of the procedures required and this would save you money. Also, most Dentists offer payment plans and will work with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything we can to do prevent our son's permanent teeth from coming in crooked? Both my wife and i had braces, and not great dental care as kids. We're wondering if there's anything we can do to make sure that our son's permanent teeth are straig
Likely not: There are genetic and environmental factors that govern how teeth erupt. Genetic factors are the most common, and there is little to do regarding that. Seeing an orthodontist at about 7 yrs of age will allow for the best plan, and can make the best of what nature has in store. Environmentally, such things as over use of a pacifier or finger habits can be controlled and may be of some help. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Recovering bulimic getting dental implants in 2 molars, what will happen if i relapse? Will they come out? What about the healing? Need to get them.
Good treatment: Bulimia is not a contraindication in having dental implant. Bulimia seems to have problem with enamel erosion, and it affect regular tooth but not implant. The healing should be normal. I would recommend 2 stages therapy with the implant placed submerge and sutured with vicryl suture (high acidic enviro will break the self resorbable kind). Good occlusion in the restored implant is a must. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth contribute at most 10% to lower anterior crowding. Removing wisdom teeth will not magically make front teeth uncrowd. Simply put, the Specialist that treats crooked/crowded teeth is an Orthodontist (but you already knew that). Go see a pro, an Orthodontist for an opinion. First visit usually free or very low cost. Call now. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on age : In kids it's milk, soy, egg, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts. In adults it's peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. ...Read more
What are porcelain veneers? I've heard about them as a way to fix you teeth, but are they things that people replace their actual teeth with?
What does by "floss the teeth you want to keep"? Aren't we suppose to floss every one of them everyday? ty
How are you supposed to inhale aromatherapy oils? Do you just smell them out of the bottle, and can they lose their effectiveness overtime?
Pressure in gum: You may experience pressure or discomfort in the gum or jaw area. Sometimes you are able to see a little white coming through the gum tissue behind your molars. Your dentist can take an x-ray that will show the location of all your wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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