General Dental Questions

  • Is folic acid harmful to your enamel?

    I already know about how bad phosphoric acid and citric acids are for your enamel, but what I've been wondering about is if folic acid will do the same damage? Why or why not? If not, does folic acid benefit your teeth and/or mouth at all? Is it...

  • Extraction orthodontics causing me problems

    Hello, I had extraction orthodontics as a child which I believe is contributing to my poor mood and energy levels. My jaw is recessed back and my upper top lip has very little support. I have a low, sunken in profile. In order for me to concentrate...

  • Problems within days with dental bonding cracking or chipping...Is this normal?

    I went to a new dentist 2 weeks ago. They did a great job on cleaning my teeth. I went again last week to have a small filling placed behind tooth #7. While there I elected to have teeth #8 and #9 bonded to close a gap between my two teeth. The...

  • What could a line of small white dots on both sides of my tongue mean?

    I am a 22 year old female. I woke up with pain under my tongue and on my lower gum on the inside of my teeth. It seems to be irritated and red. It is painful. I am not sure if it is more painful because I keep touching it, but it is quite sore and...

  • Having trouble with some kind of blood pocket

    Ok so I'm not sure whats going on but in between my bottom right wisdom tooth and my gum a pocket of what I believe is blood keeps forming. It creates a rather stiff and painful bump over the whole area and every time I press on it with something to...

  • Fluoride gel

    Enamel on my front teeth is pretty worn off so I decided to try using fluoride gel to maybe harden it a little. Is it even helpful? Can I put that gel right on the parts where enamel is really thin? What else I can do besides that, if it even...

  • Gum pulled from back molar and is painful.

    My gum has been pulled from my back molar. I believe this happened when I was chewing and a piece of food tore it from the tooth. It has been painful for about 3 days now. I have been rising with salt water and mouthwash but it continues to be...

  • Do I need to pay for a new retainer or can it be fixed?

    My retainer got broken when I was trying to take it out of my pocket and now on one of the sides the cement is gone. Do I need to get a new retainer or can the orthodontist just apply more cement?

  • Overgapping of bottom teeth

    I have two bottom teeth that are overlapping one another, and over the past few years, it has not been a problem, but the last few days have been very painful on those bottom teeth that are overlapping one another. Any suggestions how to ease the...

  • What can I do to lessen tongue pain resulting from biting during a seizure?

    Two days ago I chewed/bit the back, side of my tongue during a seizure. This is the worst so far. I have been taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen for pain and swelling. Today I thought to uses Anbesol and/or Chloraseptic spray to numb the area. Not...

  • right jaw half locked

    hello.. for sometime i had some clickiing sounds in my right jaw.. when i chew food or tried openeing it.. but today i ate from dat side.. n it somewat got locked.. not fully.. i can close my mouth but i cannot fully open it.. ive been told cuz i...

  • Overbite and Ora-Bands

    I have a slight overbite and sleep with my tongue between my top and bottom row teeth. If I use Ora- Bands day and night will it mess up my overbite?

  • Treatment for loosened teeth

    I was accidentally hit in the mouth and my two front teeth were loosened. They never came out but I can wiggle them a little. What can I do to treat them or what is likely to happen. Will they reset by themselves?

  • White bump on gum behind (molar) wisdom tooth.?

    I'm a 31 year old male and I have had this for around 6 months now. its a hard white bump that moves around 360 degrees if i put my finger on it and move it around or if i push on it with my tongue. i have never had any wisdom teeth pulled as they...

  • My gums really hurt what should i do?

    I was brushing my teeth and my hand slipped & i accidently hit my gums and its been hurting for days now any way you can help me? What should i do? Please thank youu

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