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Will a inhaler make my teeth more likely to break?

Will a inhaler make my teeth more likely to break?

No...: Not unless you use it as a weapon. "inhalers" deliver many different types of medications; mostly bronchodilators and steroids. Used properly, they should have no effect on your teeth. Actually, even used improperly i cannot envision how they could affect your teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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My lower front teeth have been tingling for a couple of days now. What could be causing this and what can I do about it? I use a ventolin inhaler.

My lower front teeth have been tingling for a couple of days now. What could be causing this and what can I do about it? I use a ventolin inhaler.

Injury: When teeth respond abnormally it is usually because an injury. Now, you can try sensodyne tooth paste, if the problem resolves you will know that the cause is coming from an external injury, if you don’t feel any improvement the cause would be internal. ...Read more

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Could asthma inhalers cause an infection after my tooth extraction? No dry socket.

Could asthma inhalers cause an infection after my tooth extraction? No dry socket.

Unlikely: inhaled steroids might cause fungal pharyngitis in general, that's why it is advisable to gargle or drink water after using them, the same applies after tooth extraction, wash your mouth after usage, bronchodilator inhalers aren't known to cause infection , wash your mouth anyways after using either type if you're concerned ...Read more

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Could my inhalers cause infection after tooth extraction? In terrible pain. Looks infected. Not a dry socket.

Could my inhalers cause infection after tooth extraction? In terrible pain. Looks infected. Not a dry socket.

Possible: If inhaler is steroid, theoretical increase risk of infection. It probably is a dry socket. See dentist for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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Does teeth whitening make your teeth more likely to get stained later? My friend told me that teeth whitening actually breaks down enamel and makes the pores bigger, so teeth stain easier after treatment. Is this true? I'd really like to get my teeth whit

Does teeth whitening make your teeth more likely to get stained later? My friend told me that teeth whitening actually breaks down enamel and makes the pores bigger, so teeth stain easier after treatment. Is this true? I'd really like to get my teeth whit

No : Teeth whitening is safe if done under professional guidance with dentist recommended products only. After comprehensive evaluation of your dental health and quality of your enamel, dentist will design a protocol that you should follow with teeth whitening. It includes Fluoride treatments, sensitivity management, and whitening sessions frequencies. It it safe and effective method to enhance smiles. ...Read more

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Im afraid my teeth will chip and break from my grinding, should I be worried?

Im afraid my teeth will chip and break from my grinding, should I be worried?

Yes: Tooth grinding can damage teeth, causing premature wear and chipping. Your dentist can have a protective appliance (brux guard) constructed that will protect your teeth from further damage. ...Read more

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How long does it take for front teeth to break through?

How long does it take for front teeth to break through?

It can vary: Sometimes when a baby tooth is lost the permanent tooth is right there and comes in quickly. You may be able to see it in a few days but it will take several weeks for the tooth to fully erupt. Sometimes a permanent tooth is not in position to erupt immediately and it can take some time for it to erupt. This happens more frequently if a baby tooth comes out early due to trauma or decay. ...Read more

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Is it possible for plaque to break away from the teeth/tooth?

Terminology: Dental plaque is composed of bacteria and food debris. It is soft, sticky, and easily removed w toothbrush and dental floss or water pik. If calcium from your saliva accumulates in the plaque on the teeth, it hardens into tarter (what dentists cal calculus). Gum damaging tarter usually needs to be removed professionally, it won't fall off on its own. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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What could cause my teeth to be senstive and my hair to break off?

What could cause my teeth to be senstive and my hair to break off?

Regarding your teeth: I am a dentist so i won't comment on problems with your hair. I could list dozens of things that could cause your teeth to be sensitive. Doing that won't help you in any way. A visit to your dentist, however, will. I suspect the two issues that you mentioned are not related. You will also have to see a physician, as a physician can't diagnose or treat you dental problem. ...Read more

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