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Will Getting Fillings Effect My Brass Instrument Playing For That Day
Only: Only if the fillings fall into the instrument! ...Read more
Son was hit in face while playing a musical instrument, no longer has the lip control he had before for playing instrument. Will this heal on it's own?
This may just be: temporary, affecting some of the superficial nerves. However, I would recommend having him see his pediatrician, especially if there is visual signs of injury or if it continues. ...Read more
How much whiter can laser tooth whitening make my teeth? I think my teeth are a fair bit darker and stained then they used to be, as i've been a heavy coffee drinker over the last 15 years. I'm trying to cut way back on the coffee, but would like to white
Most case 4-6 shades: Unfortunately the "laser" has nothing to do with making your teeth whiter. The peroxide is the active ingredient and thats it! if your teeth are on the darker side, from coffee or external stains, you may just have to bleach a little longer, however if the stains are internal stains you may require porcelain veneers to block out the color. A cosmetic dentist can help you make that decision. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could sucking my thumb while i have braces effect the outcome of my teeth? Callous on both thumbs, 18, Suck for more than 10 hours a day. Stressed?
Call orthodontist: Discuss this your orthodontist. A habit breaker may be indicated to wear at night. ...Read more
Can i possibly get a new porcelain veneer that chipped replaced for free? I had porcelain veneers put on just three weeks ago, and while eating dinner yesterday i heard a small crunch noise and felt a chip of the veneer in my mouth. I suppose some of them
Sorry : Sorry you are having problems with veneers that were just recently placed. I can only speak for myself and not your dentist but if i placed a veneer and only 3 weeks later it chipped i would definitely replace it unless you were doing something you were not supposed to do like biting into a pen, etc. If you were not your dentist needs to figure out why it chipped. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Is it ok to brush w/ my child's toothpaste half the time? I'm saving up to have dental work done & that brand does not hurt my teeth in the meantime.
My job forces me to sit in front of the monitor or laptop screen for more than 8 hours a day. Is it better to wear a powerless glass (zero power) to reduce the impact?
Glare: My assumption is that you're either talking about cutting down glare or you were told that computer screens were "bad for you." No study has linked computer screens to poor eye health other than getting some dry eye by keeping them open longer than usual. You can cut down glare by putting of those filtering screens over the screen. No need for glasses here. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dentist didn't take an X-ray of my teeth, but make a molding before putting my braces on Should i be concerned?
Don't know: Obviously your dentist has reasons for making the mould of your teeth and for placing the braces. Usually before starting an orthodontic treatment the dentist will need X-rays to check for cavities and to make some measurements to evaluate and plan your orthodontic treatment.some times the X-rays and pictures are taken at an outside dental lab. It is best if you ask your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had a metal wire bonded to the back of my front lower teeth to help keep my teeth aligned since I was a teenager (15y ago). At this point, can I have it removed without my teeth moving? How much will that cost?
Fixed retainer: Yes, removing a fixed lower retainer can be done. Will your teeth remain rock solid? Probably not. Teeth move throughout our lifetime, a normal phenomena. See an Orthodontist for fixed retainer removal and for fabrication of a removable retainer to wear at night to minimize risk of shifting. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Will my teeth be stained after the braces are off? My braces are scheduled to come off in three months, and i'm worried that i'll have to have them treated for stains afterwards. I think i've done a good job of brushing my teeth, but i can't imagine that
Probably OK: When braces are removed sometimes teeth are stained from foods, and that stain polishes right off. If hygiene was slip-shod during rx, teeth can be scarred and require more extensive rx. If you have been following your orthodontist's hygiene instructions to the letter, you'll be thrilled when your braces come off. And don't forget to wear your retainers as directed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is there a better way to clean my night guard? When i got my night guard, my dentist said all i needed to do to clean it was soak it with some of those denture tablets every other week, and rinse it off after waking up. I've been doing both of those thing
The : The one thing you do not want to clean a nightguard with is toothpaste/toothbrush. This can be abrasive to the guard, and bacteria/stain can accumulate very quickly. I advise warm-soapy water. Using a little bit of hand soap and rinsing it off completely is what is best. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I just had dental work at the top of mouth and my smile is crooked. I've never had this happen. Will it stay that way? Please help
Is superglue or epoxy dangerous to use a drop on your gums? I can't afford a dentist. I have no income at this time.
Got a front plate (?) off of amazon.Com that is supposed to fit right over your teeth and stay. Im missing my two front teeth, and as opp
Is my dentist legitimate or not? Before i went to the dentist, my teeth had little pain but needed caps. I went to a dentist that applied porcelain on metal caps to the teeth that i had root canals done three years prior. The caps that were applied star
I : I am sure your dentist is legit. The question is why are you having so may problems so soon after your treatment has been completed. Firstly, most teeth that have had root canal therapy are pretty broken down to begin with, so crowns are usually indicated right after the root canal therapy (usually but not always). I don't think your teeth were entirely intact before the crowns were begun (again, tooth needed root canal therapy since it was broken down). You are correct.. An adequate amount of tooth structure, above the gumline, should remain to help support the post and the crown. Were posts placed in the teeth in question. If not, then the little tooth structure you had left may not have been enough to support the crown. As advised by the other panelists, you need an unbiased opinion from someone who can physically examine you. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dr kyle w shank, i had oral cancer screening the next day while using mouthwash my front tooth buildup filling fell out . Is there a connection?
Does suresmile lead to less time wearing braces? I've heard things that i like about suresmile over regular braces, but i'm wondering if it will also reduce the total amount of time that I have to wear braces?
Not : Not necessarily, the limiting factor in orthodontic tooth movement is the rate that the bone around your teeth can remodel. This rate can vary by age, race gender and general health. A good orthodontist will match the rate of tooth movement to the various bone factors of an individual patient. Suresmile will improve the efficiency of the appliance that puts force on the teeth, but it cannot exceed the physiological potential of the body that makes that movement happen. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How do I stop the grinding of the teeth while i sleep. My dentist no longer accepts my insurance. Is there something i put in my teeth or a pill?
Grinding: Most grinding is psychosomatic, so limiting the damage is usually the goal. There are things that can be done to treat damage and improve the bite but a night guard is the least invasive and most consist way to protect the teeth and even jaw joints. One made by a dentist is the best, i would not let your insurance coverage determine your dental health, they decide based only on $ not health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should i let my dentist replace my amalgam fillings? My dentist seems to be pretty insistent on replacing my amalgam fillings. I have had no trouble with them up to this point. He says that the fillings are old (some 25+ yrs) and will shrink and leak.
Will not wearing my invisalign aligners for a few days mess up my treatment? I went on a business trip and forgot to pack my aligners. My husband is mailing them to me, but i probably won't receive them for 3-4 days. Will going without wearing the aligner
Not : Not really. This is one reason why your provider has you keep the previous set of aligners. If you find your current set does not fit well, then you have the ability to drop back to the previous set until you can get the current set in comfortably. Then, once you are able reset your "2 week" clock from the new date. You may have to make up a week or two if you have to drop back, but definitely not a big deal in the grand scheme of the overall treatment, and certainly no reason to worry. However, if the current set of aligners still fits well, then just keep with your schedule....No problem! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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