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Oral Health and Dental Care

Dental health or oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, tongue and gums healthy and clean through constant brushing and flossing to avoid gum disease and tooth loss. Practicing oral health must be a lifetime habit.

Asked in Gum Disease, Oral Health and Dental Care

What causes teeth grinding while sleeping?

There isn't a single answer to this question as it could be a list of things, such as stress, nightmares, or even mental disorders such as PTSD can be the cause of such. Caffeine intake is also known to be a factor that can cause you to grind your teeth. Try to avoid caffeine before bed, and minimize intake during the day. The most common reason is your stress level. People tend to clench their teeth at night when a stressful situation...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Coca-Cola, Dentists

What effect does Coca Cola have on teeth?

Coke and Teeth Here is input from Wiki s contributors: I'm a nutrition major, and in my bacteriology lab, for our final we have to do an independent study. I decided to experiment on how particular sodas promote bacterial growth in the mouth to produce a very favorable environment for cavity development. I tested Regular Coke, Diet Coke, Grape Fanta, Orange Fanta, Ginger Ale, and Sun Drop. Regular Coke by far had the most bacterial growth, which was surprising since it did not...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Mexico, Dentists

How do you find a reputable dentist in Mexico?

Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, including instrument sterilization and use of protective gloves, mask and eyewear. -- A traveler's guide to dental care is available through the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures at www.osap.org. Source: American Dental Association. Why is dental cheaper in Mexico? - lower operating...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

Can mouth ulcers be caused by allergic reaction to bactrim?

Yes, they sure can. Bactrim, which is a sulpha drug, is known to cause allergic reactions and can cause swelling of the mouth and face, mouth sores, skin reactions, fever, and more. Sulpha reactions also have cause fatal reactions called Stevens Johnson Syndrome. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Mexico, Dentists

What is the cost of dental implants in Mexico?

Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, including instrument sterilization and use of protective gloves, mask and eyewear. -- A traveler's guide to dental care is available through the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures at www.osap.org. Source: American Dental Association. Why is dental cheaper in Mexico? -...
Asked in Medical Terminology, Oral Health and Dental Care, Digestive System

What is the medical term meaning chewing?

Mastication means chewing. masticate Mastication. It's from the Greek mastikhan, for to grind the teeth. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Gum Disease

What is true pocket?

A true pocket is formed when, due to gum disease (periodontitis), the periodontal ligament (that attaches the tooth's root to the surrounding gum) is destroyed. This causes a gap or pocket that runs down the sides of the tooth. Eventually the bacteria that caused the periodontal disease will be introduced to the underlying Alveolar Bone and will destroy that also, causing the tooth to become mobile and ultimately it will fall out. Gum disease can be halted, (the prognosis is better if...
Asked in Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care), Oral Health and Dental Care

Is dental work safe when you are pregnant?

Dental x-rays and Pregnancy If it is imperative you have dental x-rays make sure the dentist knows you are pregnant, but otherwise leave them until after you have the baby. The dentist will only take x rays that are completely necessary. And they probably won't take any in the first trimester. You will be covered with a lead apron that will protect you very well, but it's better to be safe. If you don't want an x ray, you can refuse to have...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Oral Health and Dental Care, Gum Disease

How do you cure gum disease?

Curing Gum Disease: There are many different reasons for gum disease or Periodontal disease and sometimes called "Pyoria". 1) Improper or inadequate home care. 2) Not seeing the dentist or dental hygienist on a regular basis. 3) Genetic disposition. This does not mean that if your parents lost their teeth, you will lose your teeth. This just means you need to be aware that you are a possible candidate for periodontal disease. 4) Occlusive trauma. This means that you bite may be off or you are...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Oral Health and Dental Care, Head, Ears, and Nose, Ear Infection

Is my dizziness the result of ear infections or dental infections?

Answer common. Make sure you see a doctor, just to be sure. If it is an ear infection Your dizziness could be caused by an ear infection, but if it is a dental problem, it is probably inflammation of the TMJ bone in your skull. I have TMJ problems myself, and I sometimes get dizzy, have pain that feels like it is inside my ear, and get headaches and jaw aches from time to time. Either way, you should go to...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Beauty, Makeup

Can you brush your teeth after using whitening strips?

Of course you can brush after using whitening strips! Most use the same bleaching compounds as "whitening" toothpastes. Interestingly, you get more bang for your buck if you brush beforehand. It makes sense, scrubbing off any excess substances that would absorb whiteners, as well as creating a more even surface for the strips to work on. There was a clinical trial done by R.W. Gerlach, et al. about this "Impact of Prior Tooth Brushing on Whitening Strip Clinical Response": "According to crest, you should...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Dental Insurance and Financing Dental Care, Medical Insurance

Where can you get braces that wellcare covers?

It depends on what area you are in. Call wellcare and give them your zip code they will give you a few names and numbers in your area. You may have to travel to destinations that are far. If you are in the area of Georgia : Medical College of Georgia offer it but you have to be on a waiting list. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Oral Health and Dental Care, Infectious Diseases

Why does your teeth hurt when you have a common cold?

The very tips of the roots of your top teeth sit very close to and sometimes in your sinus cavity. When you have a cold and your sinuses are blocked and inflammed it put pressure on the teeth which can be very sore. It does not cause any long term damage to the teeth but it can feel just like a tooth ache. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Toothpaste

Where can you buy Colgate Tooth Powder?

The only Colgate Tooth Powder you can still buy is the one made in India. It is very good stuff and has fluoride, is not abrasive etc etc. The only source I know of for online ordering is here: ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Schnauzers, Immune System

How do you secure loose teeth in a partial plate?

It's not really recommended you do it yourself if you get the tooth/teeth in the wrong place the plate won't fit. Take the plate to your dentist for advice or go to a dental technician as many do repairs while you wait ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Dentists

When does bad breath go away after tooth extraction?

Keep rinsing with warm salt water as needed and keep yourself hydrated. Once the area heals and your mouth gets back to its usual chemistry, the smell should go away. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery

How do you cure a wisdom tooth infection?

To cure a wisdom tooth infection, there are two options. Option 1: If your wisdom tooth is normal, you need to follow a course of antibiotics to get rid off the infection, and maintain oral hygiene in order to avoid getting back such infection. Option 2: If your wisdom tooth is impacted, first you need to follow a course of antibiotics to get rid off the infection, while maintaining oral hygiene in order to avoid getting back such infection, and then get it extracted...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

How much should fillings cost?

"Although costs vary across the country and by dental office, the cost of typical metal filling ranges from approximately $75 to $145 per filling, whereas a composite resin fillings range from $150 to $300for a single surface white composite filling." Here are more opinions and answers from other users: About $50 a tooth or less. Hi. I am a dentist. An honest dentist, one of the few. As a rule of thumb: "Cheap" fillings are bad fillings, 100% guaranteed. If a dentist makes...
Asked in Health, Oral Health and Dental Care

What makes the uvula drop?

Paralysis of cranial nerve ten causes uvula palsy. Uvula deviates to the opposite side. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care

What does a dry socket look like and can you see the bone?

I currently have a dry socket, but cannot see the bone. My dentist told me there are varying "degrees" of dry socket. Some people can see the bone, and so they have the worst type of dry socket. Mine has a clot, but it is slightly dislodged, so it is still quite painful. I would like to add a new comment, however. Everyone seems to be saying that as soon as the medicated gauze is in place, the pain is relieved....
Asked in Health, Oral Health and Dental Care, Symptoms

You wake up with lock jaw on the right side and it takes several hours to go away completely so what is it?

The condition is NOT true "lock jaw". Rather, a sore jaw on one side that makes it hard to open your mouth or chew is most likely that you clench your teeth at night. It's a common problem to many people living in these stressful days. A dentist can evaluate your bite and make a mouth guard for you to wear at night. The mouth guard helps to prevent clenching and so it keeps the jaw/facial muscles from going into spasm...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Dentists

What is the average cost of having 3 wisdom teeth pulled if you have to be put to sleep to have it done?

Out of personal experience it cost me about $2000. Cost of Having Wisdom Teeth Pulled Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers: I would say it is probably about 2000 dollars. Or more possibly. And just a side note, it won't be too much more to have the 4th one taken out at the same time, if you have it. And it will be much better for you in the long run. It could be a lot less than that if you...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Salary and Pay Rates, Dentists

How much money does a dentist earn?

According to Salary List, the average is about $106K, ranging from $800-$40K also. According to the American Dental Association, the average general dentist made 185,000 in 2004, the average dental specialist made 315,000. The average hygienist made 62000 in 2004. So in reality dentist make about 3 times what hygienists make. [I am a practicing dentist with 20 years experience. These numbers are the most accurate that I have seen posted] Dentists make about twice that of a dental hygienist. I am going to...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Root Canals

Does medicaid pay for root canals partials or crowns when pregnant in the state of Louisiana?

Medicaid will pay for root canals, partials, crowns, etcetera regardless of state and pregnancy status. There are only specific offices that offer these treatments for medicaid patients, though, so make sure you visit an accredited dentist that accepts this form of payment. ...