General Dental Questions

  • How can I close my gap?

    Hello, I am 16 and have already had braces. My braces came off when I was about 13. Due to lack of wearing my retainer, my two front teeth are starting to show a small gap. What is the most effective way to fix this as soon as possible? Thank you!

  • Yellow stains at bottom of teeth

    Hello , I have some yellow stains at the bottom of my teeth and they are literally unclean-able. I tried teeth floss, special toothpaste and very small brushes. Essentially; how do I get rid of these yellow stains? The stains are ONLY at the bottom...

  • I require information about tooth fillings in pregnancy

    I am 38.5 weeks pregnant. I Chipped a tooth that is filled and maybe chipped the filling too. I know I can't have replacement or removal due to Mercury vapour. Will an exposed or chipped filling be releasing Mercury vapour? Is it dangerous for baby...

  • Gum recession

    Hello I have a general question I've been looking at YouTube videos about gum recession and is kind of freaked out, because I have fun recession due to improper brushing and brushing aggressively in the past. When the dentist did the X-ray however...

  • oral care and facial nerve paralysis

    I have facial nerve paralysis and i'm having issues rinsing / spitting since i don't have the muscle control to do this. Is there any equipment or anything I can do that may help me so my mouth isn't constantly flooded with bacteria? (like a home...

  • Why does my tooth feel bruised?

    Why does my upper front tooth feel like it\'s bruised? It is some what sensitive to cold as well. It feels like there is pressure in my gums but the gum is also swollen around the tooth. The tooth has had a filling and bonding done over 5 years ago...

  • Craze line from ultrasonic scaler?

    Hi, I went to the dentist the other day for a cleaning and i have some doubts about it. He used the ultrasonic scaler and then polished my teeth. when he was polishing, he really polished the front top and bottom teeth thoroughly for a long time,...

  • Lichen planus post brace removal.

    My son was just diagnosed with Lichen Planus. Braces were removed a year ago and condition was noted on brace removal but not formally diagnosed per biopsy this month. I want to know the cause of his Lichen Planus and know that the braces causing...

  • Is there something that can reverse gum recession?

    I have been to my dentist about gum recession on my bottom front teeth. I was told to watch it and make sure it doesn\'t get worse. I have noticed more recession on my top, left canine tooth. Should I be really concerned about this? Also, is there...

  • Wisdom teeth coming through five years after treatment

    I finished my time with braces in 2011 as a 14 year old. Now I have my first wisdom tooth growing through and I'm not sure if this is an issue - will it move my corrected teeth around? I have a night time retainer and have worn it every night...

  • crooked teeth

    So i use to have dreams that i would bite down so hard that my teeth would break and shatter and i would wake myself up as i was doing it; but what it did was push one of my front teeth on the top up and makes it stick out and the bottom row some...

  • What can I do to get rid of plaque at home?

    I have plaque growing on two of my bottom teeth. My dentist appointment is not until august and they will not move me up to an earlier time. I\'ve read online that baking soda is good to get rid of the plaque, but have also read how bad it is for...

  • Should i invest in press on veneers or wait?

    I am interested in a better smile. I was told during a consultation that a more detailed consultation would cost around $2,000. The veneers cost approximately $700 with a down payment of $200 and monthly payments after that. I was wondering if I...

  • What do I do with a swelling bump on my gum line?

    About a year ago I bit a piece of my tooth off and so now there is a hole. Well recently the tooth with the hole became swollen under it on the gum line and became very large. Today at work I looked in the mirror and noticed two white dots. Everyone...

  • TMJ problem

    Hi dentist..I'm a dental student at third class from Iraq,,i have TMJ problem,, for over a year! Several months ago i went to a professional dentist in TMJ problems he gave me (Diazepam 5mg) , Norgesic & mobic for 10 days..then asked me to come...

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