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Teething (Definition)

Teething is the natural process of tooth eruption. The rare infant is born with teeth, but for most infants the process begins around 3 months and can last ...Read more


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What works for adult teething pain?

What works for adult teething pain?

See your dentist: At 46, you must be erupting your 3rd set of molars or wisdom teeth. Topical anesthetics such as orajel and anti-inflammatory medication such as aleve, (naproxen) may help. But at your age you need to visit your dentist and have an x-ray to determine where these teeth. Most often, they need to be extracted. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of teeth whitening works really well?

Please answer! what kind of teeth whitening works really well?

Teeth whitening: The most preferred method of whitening among patients is in-office whitening. Make sure to visit your dentist for a thorough cleaning and professional in-office teeth whitening for a great result. ...Read more

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My son of 10weeks is starting to teeth.Iv tried teejel and ashton and parson nothing works, he doesn't sleep well either.. Need help?

My son of 10weeks is starting to teeth.Iv tried teejel and ashton and parson nothing works, he doesn't  sleep well either.. Need help?

Teething care: If you are convinced that his symptoms are due to teething and not any illness, need to feed more etc, then i would try an oral dose of Acetaminophen for pain relief. Most of the topical treatments are ineffective as you have found out. Make sure you give a full dose of the medication based on your child's weight, not on age. Contact doc if need help figuring out dose or let me know child's weight. ...Read more

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Is a mixture of vodka and water okay for an oral rince? I had heard not long ago that if you mix a small amout of vodka with water and use it for an oral rince it works well, as vodka has some natural anti-bacterial atributes. My teeth feel cleaner than n

Is a mixture of vodka and water okay for an oral rince? I had heard not long ago that if you mix a small amout of vodka with water and use it for an oral rince it works well, as vodka has some natural anti-bacterial atributes. My teeth feel cleaner than n

Alcohol is not good: There are many natural oral rinse, but we may take precautions. In the case of mixing vodka, which contains high percentage of alcohol, with water may not be beneficial. The alcohol can reduce the amount of ┬Ęsome┬Ębacterial, but at the same time can increase the risk of oral pathology like cancer. Alcohol has been proved to be related to oral pre-cance or cancer. ...Read more

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My 7 year old boy has his two adult teeth at the front, but has a tooth growing on the roof of his month as well. What do we do?

My 7 year old boy has his two adult teeth at the front, but has a tooth growing on the roof of his month as well. What do we do?

Evaluation: Your son needs to be evaluated by his dentist and possibly an orthodontist, a determination will be made as to which teeth are which, and if any primary teeth need to be extracted. Don't just leave it... Failure to treat can result in the need for more extensive orthodontic care. ...Read more

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I have more baby teeth than adult teeth. I really want braces but is that a good idea?

I have more baby teeth than adult teeth. I really want braces but is that a good idea?

Need evaluation: If at age 36 you have many baby teeth present in your mouth it is important to find out if you have missing permanent teeth or impacted permanent teeth. Just because permanent teeth are missing does not mean that you need orthodontic treatment, but orthodontics can probably simplify your restorative requirement. Why not see a qualified orthodontic specialist for an examination and opinion. ...Read more

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Does adult teething exist?

Does adult teething exist?

Not exacltly: We do not think of teething in adults however in late teen years or college years the wisdom teeth may erupt and can be painful similar to primary teeth erupting. ...Read more

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Can you overdose as an adult on teething tablets?

Can you overdose as an adult on teething tablets?

Yes: I depends on what type of teething medication, but any medication in excess has the potential to cause an adverse effect. Always take medications as prescribed or as directed on the package. ...Read more

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