General Dental Questions

White Bumps - Harmless or Urgent? (Answered)

I just noticed 3-4 days ago that I have tiny gums colored and white bumps near the roots of my teeth but in-between the teeth (primarily on the gingiva or border between gingiva and gums). They are semi hard and painless. Some appear in clusters. I...

Military and teeth

Im planning to enlist in the military however one needs to not have any dental treatment to join. Im planning on quitting wearing my retainers so I can enlist and I alreadly notice its starting to shift back. Now I cant put both of my Jaws lined up....

I have a deep overbite.

I have had a deep bite and no dentist wants to treat it. My top front teeth completely overlaps my bottom teeth, I have issues with speaking and eating. I have developed TMJD and a trainee dentist told me there is no way that my deep bite caused...

Back gum is swollen but doesn’t hurt no infection

My gum is a little swollen but it doesn’t hurt unless I move it or press on it it’s on my last back molar. Should I be worried? I can’t afford a dentist and have no insurance but I can eat fine and drink fine. Should I be super concerned I gargled...

Is the bump on my tongue cause for concern?

Hi, my name is Sarah, and I'm a 25-year-old female. I have a bump on the lateral right side of my tongue (see picture). In diameter, I'd say it's about the size of a pencil eraser. The other side of my tongue does not look like this at all. There's...

Should I get new braces? Can’t I just get new retainer?

I used braces for one and half years, then I got the plastic clear retainer and was told to wear it every night for 6 months. But, I always forgot to wear it then when I went back to my orthodontist, he told me to wear my retainer for another 3...

What are dental sealants supposed to feel like?

I had dental sealants on my molars when I was 7, I just got them redone at 22. Unfortunately, my molars where the sealants are placed feel very chalky, not slick like the rest of my teeth.But there aren’t bite problems or sharp pieces. I’m wondering...

What are the benefits of regular brushing and flossing? (Answered)

What are the benefits of regular brushing and flossing? What are the social health benefits, physical health benefits, and mental health benefits of regular brushing and flossing? I am a health student and this is research about teeth care.

Glue on teeth

Hi, I got my braces off a little more than 3 years ago and I still have remaining glue from the braces on 3 of my teeth, is there any way to get it removed? Should I ask my dentist if they can do anything? What can be done? It’s not so easy to see...

What could this sore be?

I noticed this sore on my gum, but I’m not sure what it is. At this point I feel no pain or discomfort. A few years ago I had a root canal on the same tooth, but on the opposite side of my mouth. The dentist that did my root canal informed me that...

After a deep cleaning my gum wound is greyis and I wonder if its infected?

Had a deep cleaning 3 days ago to prevent periodontal disease. And now a wound in my gum is greyish after deep cleaning, is it infected or is this the way its suppose to heal? And if its infected could I treat it at home or should I visit my...

What is this?

For about 2 years now I've had this blister type pocket continuously reoccur in the back of my mouth. It's in the same place every time right where the back of the jaw bone ends. On my left hand side. it starts off just being sore back there then it...

What can be done to address jaw/teeth misalignment?

Hi there. I once had braces when I was younger but i have come to notice that my jaw/smile is not symmetrical. I have attached a photo of this. Note that I have small teeth and a deep bite. So my question is the following. Can anything be done to...

Pericoronitis

Hi I have a impacted wisdom tooth and a flap of gum which is very sore I'm now am getting ear pain with it . I have just finished meds for vertigo and think two are now connected. Is this a dental emergency?

Retainer painful

So I’ve had a retainer for like three years and I didn’t really have an issue with it until I got my wisdom teeth taken out. At that time I couldn’t wear my retainer for a week. And when I started wearing it again it started hurting my jaw in the...