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Widely Spaced Teeth (Overview)

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.


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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 (Overview)

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.


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How do I get rid of stains that are in a hole in my teeth?

How do I get rid of stains that are in a hole in my teeth?

See a dentist: A hole in a tooth is an area that will easily trap food particles, has been difficult for you to clean (as shown by the inclusion of stain), and ultimately will develop decay. Any hole or defect in the tooth should be restored or if without decay, should be sealed to prevent a future cavity. Bacteria cause decay, bacteria are small, your hole is the "grand canyon" to the bacteria. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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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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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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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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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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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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Are there any risks of having widely spaced and small teeth?

Are there any risks of having widely spaced and small teeth?

No risks: Having spacing between teeth actually makes it easier to keep them clean an may actually reduce your chances of getting tooth decay. ...Read more

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I am due for feeling s. Have my teeth spaced out should I still be in pain. And swollen?

I am due for feeling s. Have my teeth spaced out should I still be in pain. And swollen?

Not sure what you: I'm not sure what you are asking. Pain and swelling are not good signs. Call and ask your own dentist if you have one and were seen recently. If not find one and see what the problem is. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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How can we can relax to our teeths?

How can we can relax to our teeths?

Please reask your ?: I believe you are asking how can you relax your jaw so that your teeth are not clenching and causing tenderness, sensitivity and wearing them down which is called bruxing, but I am not certain that is your question. If it is, you are probably doing at night which is called nocturnal bruxism and a large % of the people do this. See your dentist and ask about having a bruxism appliance being made. ...Read more

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How to keep my teeths white using healthy methods (Not damaging my teeths) ?

White teth: The primary reason of discoloring teeth is the stains from food and drinks. You must rinse your mouth after every meals and wipe out the teeth surface with squeeze cloth which can remove the plaque . Brush Morning ,Evening 15 seconds each quad of teeth There are several tooth paste which cause removal of stain while brushing on a daily basis . Visit Dentist Twice a year for check up and cleani ...Read more

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How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

No problem : With the proper oral hygiene, honey should be fine for you and your teeth (but not for an infant). It has high sugar content, so be sure to brush and floss, and of course, see your dentist regularly anyway. ...Read more

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How to treat teeths that have cavities?

How to treat teeths that have cavities?

See a dentist: Teeth with cavities are at risk for deeper infections and inflammation/infection of the gums, and would need to be treated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can i fix teeth?

Can i fix teeth?

Yes: A dentist is a skilled professional that fix teeth. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and array of restorative materials can be used to fix teeth. ...Read more

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My teeth are loose?

My teeth are loose?

See dentist ASAP: Teeth should not be loose. If they are, you may have disease of the supporting bone/gum complex, or a systemic problem such as diabetes. Don't let tis go...Have an examination asap. This is not a problem that self-resolves. ...Read more

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How do teeth harden?

How do teeth harden?

Tooth calcification: If you mean how teeth harden as a they develop inside of the jaw the answer is calcification of the tooth bud. This is a one time & permanent process. As the teeth grow into the mouth, their surface can pick up Fluoride or calcium form saliva and harden to some degree. Of course, the most important thing is to take steps to prevent "decalcification" of the tooth or "decay" by proper oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Why do I teeth clench?

Why do I teeth clench?

Stress: Often teeth clenching is caused by stress. Consider stress reducing methods or activities. Consult with your dentist for a night guard to help with clenching. ...Read more

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What makes teeth loose?

What makes teeth loose?

Periodontal disease: Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening. It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals. ...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