All teeth have some give to them. But its not something that should be super noticeable. If you have had the crown for a long time then I would get the tooth looked at. Crowns don't last forever. Hope that helped =)
That first person is WRONG! Lol I work in a dental office. You can eat, drink, smoke, and do whatever you want after getting a filling. Unless you are getting a silver filling. You do need to wait a while for the filling to set. Silver fillings are mostly a thing of the past now. … Read more
Toothpaste has fluoride in it. Fluoride helps strengthen your enamel so you don't get cavities. You actually do not need to use toothpaste. The point of brushing is to get the bacteria (plaque) off of your teeth. Some people are more prone to cavities so it is a good idea to use it. They do … Read more
All of those answers are wrong. Nitrous oxide and novocaine do not put you to sleep. Nitrous just calms you and novocaine is an anesthetic used to numb your mouth. You are talking about being sedated. There are many sorts of drugs that are used for people to go to sleep, the dentist I work for … Read more
You have no control over that. Everybodys body is different. Maybe trying to keep the area clean and free of foods and such will allow it to heal better. But there really is nothing you can do. Let your body do its thing.
If you are an adult and your teeth are falling out then you need a dentist to evaluate your mouth. You may have a sever form of gum disease. Gum disease doesn't just effect your mouth. It effects your whole body. I would not recommend pulling your own adult tooth out at home. You can risk an … Read more
Wisdom teeth come in as they please. Any of them can come in first or last. Sometimes people never even have them erupt. Also, some people never grow wisdom teeth. If you would like to personally know about your wisdom teeth, then you can go to an oral surgeon and have them take a panoramic X-ray … Read more
Yes, you can =) an extra tooth is called a supernumerary. Some people can get extra teeth, and some people can get fewer teeth then they are supposed to, it's actually sorta neat. I work in an oral surgeon office and I see supernumerary wisdom teeth all the time. Hope this helped =)
Is this a baby tooth or an adult tooth? For an adult tooth, I would make sure you get to a dentist. If your teeth are just falling out, out of the blue, it may be due to periodontal disease (a gum disease that can eventually lead to tooth loss.) This disease does not just effect … Read more
You do need to wait for a while. Talk to your dentist about it, I'm not sure how hard the procedure was to get your teeth removed. For one, it can cause an infection in your sockets, two nicotine does not help with blood clotting which is what needs to happen in your sockets in order … Read more
How Long Before Tetracycline Should Start Working On A Abscessed Tooth? I Have Been On Them For Three Days And The Tooth Is Still Sore And Still Swelling In The Gum Surrounding The Tooth.
The other peron that answered is right. The tetracycline is an antibiotic that is treating the infection, not the pain. If you need to have treatment on that tooth then make sure to get it done otherwise the abscess will come back again after taking the antibiotics.
That other person that answered is wrong. I'm a dental assistant. 12 year olds should normally have lost all 20 of their baby teeth at this age. They should have all of their adult teeth, besides the wisdom teeth, erupted. Adults have 32 teeth counting the wisdom teeth. So they should have 28 teeth. In some … Read more
I agree with the first answer. Just backin them up, they are correct =) you need to go to a dentist for this
If you properly brush your teeth then you will be brushing(stimulating) your gums as well. Watch this video. =) www.youtube.com you really don't need to actually place your tooth brush up under your lips on that part of your gums. But when you brush with small circles like the hygienist demonstrated you are stimulating … Read more
No! Do not smoke for a week after an extraction! This creates a suction in your mouth. Straws and spitting does this as well. You can get dry socket. An extremely painful condition where the blood clot is dislodged from the socket and reveals your bone. This hurts and does not allow a good healing process. Please try to … Read more
I Have White Patches On My Gums Around Teeth. I Have Had One Of These For 4 Years. My Teeth Are Bad , I Also Have Receding Gums. What Are These White Patches?
You need to go to a dentist my friend. I can't see in your mouth so I don't know how these white patches look. I would recommend having an oral cancer screening done at a dental office. Or It may have something to do with the gum disease "periodontal disease." Your mouth is a bacterial breeding … Read more
The reason we floss is to get bacteria out from between our gums and teeth. Bacteria can be very smelly. Make sure you floss everyday and you wont have that problem as much.
An eggshell is similar to enamel only in the sense that is can stain easily. Otherwise it is nothing like an eggshell. Enamel is very hard. In Dentistry we use diamond and carbide burs to drill into enamel. I hope that can give you a sense of how hard enamel is. Hope that helped!
This is NOT a good method. I'm a dental assistant. Using anything this abrasive can ruin the enamel on your teeth which can lead to some not so nice things like sensitivity or even cavities.