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You can use various adhesive products that are designed for dentures such as fixodent, poligrip, secure, sea bond, cushion grip, equate and olivafix. They are over the counter products. You can also see your dentist for a Reline of your denture. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Veneers are much more conservative treatment than crowns by removing a lot less tooth structure. Depending on the case, if veneer can be done, it is definitely a better option. READ MORE
With braces, you need to use floss threader. You pass the floss in between the teeth with the threader. It can be difficult for a 11 year old. The easier way will be using a waterpik with the special ortho tip. READ MORE
If you mean that the part of the gum tissue has been receded that the root is exposed, you need to get gum grafting. READ MORE
It all depends on severity of the disease. If there is still enough bone around the tooth and there is no mobility, with the proper treatment, you can. READ MORE
Yes, it does. READ MORE
The only time you need to get a root canal is if the cavity has got to the nerve of the tooth or there is an inflammation or infection with the nerve. As long as the cavity has not reached the nerve, a filling is adequate. READ MORE
The braces don't damage your tooth. Sometimes the area where the brackets are could get decalcified and more prone to get decayed. READ MORE
Antibiotics can temporarily help with the infection, but the source of infection needs to be treated to get rid of the infection. READ MORE
Yes if it is done by a professional and following the proper steps. READ MORE
If the filling is a tooth color filling, you can eat right away. It is always best to wait until anesthesia wears off, so you don't bite yourself. READ MORE
Cold sores are a common viral infection. They are caused by a herpes simplex virus. They can spread from person to person by close contact, such as kissing. Antiviral medications can help cold sores heal quickly. READ MORE
The teeth need to checked by a dentist. Sometimes trauma to the tooth can cause nerve damage which can lead to tooth infection. READ MORE
He needs to see a dentist to get evaluated. A custom made occlusal appliance can prevent damages cause by grinding. READ MORE
There is definitely some gum inflammation around the tooth. There are several reasons for gum inflammation. I suggest you see your dentist to get it evaluated. READ MORE
Electric toothbrushes are good as long as you hold them with the right angle in the right areas. You can get the same result with the manual tooth brush as long as you do it right. READ MORE
The teeth whitening will not have any effect on the filling or the crown. You can do the whitening on your front teeth first to get them to the desire shade, then do the crown on the tooth and match the shade. READ MORE
It depends what the brownish spots are. If it is extrinsic stain due to drinking tea or coffee, polishing with a special material may remove it. Bleaching can also eliminate stains. But if the spots are intrinsic, they won’t come off. READ MORE
You need to go back to see the dentist who performed the root canal and get it evaluated. READ MORE
Yes, any tooth infection can be dangerous for your health, too. You need to see your dentist and treat the source of infection. READ MORE
The tooth needs to be evaluated. Depending on the damage, the appropriate treatment can be determined. If it is just a simple chip, it can be bonded. READ MORE
No, mouthwash doesn’t damage or erode the enamel. You can also have your dentist to check the source of your bad breath and get the appropriate treatment for it. READ MORE
You can try either the office teeth whitening or home teeth whitening. There are various products with different percentages of either hydrogen peroxide or carbomide peroxide. If you use the right product you can get a good result. READ MORE
You should immediately see a dentist. READ MORE
You need to be under an orthodontist's care. READ MORE
If the teeth can be saved, they shouldn't get extracted. He is 4.5 and he won't get his permanent ones for another two years. READ MORE
You need to see a dentist. If the tooth can be saved, get the proper treatment and if not, get it extracted. If you don't do anything, it can get infected. READ MORE
The most conservative treatment is filling. You also have the option of porcelain veneer which doesn't stain. READ MORE
We offer special pricing as well as payment plans to our uninsured patients. READ MORE
The teeth are placed inside of the jaw bone and sometimes some of the bone supporting the teeth diminishes. In most cases bone loss is the result of untreated periodontal disease. Osteoporosis can also cause the bone loss in jaw which is more common in woman. Depending on the severity of the bone loss, there are some treatment available. Fist you need to find out the cause of the bone loss. If the cause is the presence of periodontal disease, the treatment of the disease can prevent further damages. READ MORE
It depends on how much drilling is involved. In some cases if the decay is only in the enamel, it doesn't hurt to remove it. If the decay is deeper which requires more drilling, it can be uncomfortable. Topical anesthesia prior to injection can be helpful. The technique of injection can also play an important role. I have been told numerous times that my shots don't hurt much. READ MORE
Once you lose a piece of the old filling, the area is open for bacteria to get in. If you don't get it fixed, you can end up with large amount of cavity. The cavity starts hurting when it reaches the nerve tissue. Take care of it before you end up having the need for a root canal. READ MORE
I have treated number of cases similar to yours, without braces. In some cases, by direct restoration and in some, by placing veneers. 2 mm gap can easily be eliminated by one of these techniques. READ MORE
You need to see a TMJ specialist. Some oral surgeons also have special trainings for treating problems associated with TMJ. READ MORE
Waterpik is very effective and I have seen major improvement in plaque reduction with my older patients. The manufacturer claims that waterpik replaces the flossing, however I feel that you still need to floss to have the physical contact in between the teeth to get the plaque out from the tight contact areas. READ MORE
It is hard to answer your question without seeing you. If the crooked tooth is in the front, in some cases I can make it look straight by placing a veneer or crown. READ MORE
You should see a dentist. If there is no vertical fracture on the tooth, it can be saved, READ MORE
The sensitivity can be due to different factors. If you have generalized sensitivities with all your teeth, stannous fluoride can help. You can get prescription from your dentist. READ MORE
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