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If my gums bleed, does it always mean a disease?

Lately, when I brush my teeth, I've been noticing some bleeding along my gums. Not too much, and there's really no pain to it at all. My mom thinks that this could mean that...

When do dentists use an x-ray?

I never really had a dentist use an x-ray in any of my visit, but I know other people who had x-rays done at their appointments. When does a dentist use an x-ray at appointments?...

What's the difference between DDS and DMD?

I'm looking up dentists to go to, since I would really like to switch, but I'm noticing two different titles that these dentists have: DDS and DMD. What is the difference between...

Experiencing some discomfort in teeth. What should I do?

I have a lot of pain and discomfort with my back molars, and I'm not sure of what I'm supposed to do about it. It really started suddenly. Is there anything that I can do?

Three cavities at once. Will they all be filled in one session?

I have tooth pain in three separate areas in my mouth, and I feel like they're all cavities. If they are, I know that they'll need to be filled. Will this be done all in one...

Are braces the only way to fix buck teeth?

I've had buck teeth for a while, and probably would have needed braces when I was a kid, but I didn't go to the dentist as much as I should have gone. Now, as an adult, I don't...

Do I always need a crown with a root canal?

I was reading an article about this, and they said that crowns aren't always necessary--especially for teeth that are more towards the back or canines. Why aren't they necessary...

Why does a cracked tooth have to be pulled?

My dentist found a cracked tooth and now he wants to pull it. I made the appointment for it, because, obviously, I do want it fixed. But why does a cracked tooth need to be pulled?...

Anything I can do for my tooth gap?

I've always wanted to model, but I have a huge gap in my teeth. This has prevented me from getting jobs in the past, and I've only had a few clients who were okay with the gap....

Is tooth decay common with diabetes?

Ever since I was diagnosed, officially, with diabetes, I've noticed that my teeth have been getting cavities--and that I had a lot more dental issues than I normally would. Are...

A huge gap in dental treatment. What should I expect?

I haven't really gone to the dentist since I was a kid, and now that I'm older I know I need to go and have at least a check up. Because I haven't gone in a while, is there anything...

Why is my tooth discolored after treatment?

I had a root canal done, but now my tooth is darker in color and just doesn't look right. Why did this happen?

How is acupuncture an alternative treatment in dentistry?

I know acupuncture treats a wide range of diseases and disorders, but this seems a little out there. I've been dealing with tooth pain for quite a while, and my mom suggested...

Is it possible to choke on the water in the dental office?

My grandmother is old and is scare of going to the dentist now because she thinks she gong to end up choking. She's never had this problem before, but after her stroke, she hasn't...

What should I do with a crooked tooth?

I have a crooked tooth in one of my canines. What should I do?

Can drinking water prevent tooth decay?

I've been trying to drink more water and less sugary drinks, like soda and iced tea. I've had a few cavities in my lifetime, all were taken care of as well. Now that I'm cutting...

Why is my child's tongue white?

I was helping my daughter, who's five years old, brush her teeth, and I noticed that her tongue is white. I've also noticed some white along her gums and the inside of her cheek....

How can a toothache cause a headache?

I have a headache that comes and goes. It goes away after I take medication, but I also have a toothache in one of my upper teeth--this doesn't go away. My mother seems to think...

What can cause gingivitis?

My dentist found that I have gingivitis and now I'm going through treatment for it and changing some of my oral care routines at home to reverse it. But I'm not sure how this...

Should I wait to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

I feel two of my wisdom teeth coming in at the top part of my mouth. I know that they need to be removed because me and my dentist already talked about me not having enough room...

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