• How do I get my doctor to give me a metal retainer?

    Best answer: Simply ask for it and they'll give you one if it will be helpful towards your needs
    Best answer: Simply ask for it and they'll give you one if it will be helpful towards your needs
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Would you put braces on a 10 year old?

    My daughter is 10.5 years old. She has perfect teeth except for one particular tooth and because of that one tooth she'll need braces. Her teeth are perfectly straight except for her eye tooth. It's not in the position it should be and it is about to come over one of her other front tooth as it currently... show more
    My daughter is 10.5 years old. She has perfect teeth except for one particular tooth and because of that one tooth she'll need braces. Her teeth are perfectly straight except for her eye tooth. It's not in the position it should be and it is about to come over one of her other front tooth as it currently sit high up in her gum. The orthodontist wants to give her braces to make room for the eye tooth and slowly drag it to the correct location. I agree what they want to do but I have never seen a 10 year old with braces before. I don't think I have even seen kids with plates at this age. Do you think 10.5 is too young. She will be 11 beginning of June this year.
    5 answers · 18 hours ago
  • I feel sorry for my cousin?

    Best answer: Only thing I can suggest is, tell him to get a job, and apply for dental insurance, teeth are very important. My teeth are very severely damaged, all of my top teeth decayed and I'm only 25. I'm not mad at my mom, however, due to poor parenting my teeth started to decay young as 11/12 maybe, I didn't... show more
    Best answer: Only thing I can suggest is, tell him to get a job, and apply for dental insurance, teeth are very important. My teeth are very severely damaged, all of my top teeth decayed and I'm only 25. I'm not mad at my mom, however, due to poor parenting my teeth started to decay young as 11/12 maybe, I didn't start to take it serious until my late teens, now mind you, I started to brush, floss, tongue clean, and use mouth wash, but unfortunately it was too late, now I'm working so hard and investing in dental insurance as well, please, do whatever you can to help him, he's very young, and a good smile is important. I wish you and him the best, take care.
    5 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Does getting braces hurt?

    Im getting braces in 2 hrs and I'm scared
    Im getting braces in 2 hrs and I'm scared
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Dental school at 31?

    I live in Texas and have a job where I make about $115k gross. But I've always thought about dental school. I haven't applied so even if I got in, I'd probably be 32, but 2 years ago I finished any science pre-reqs that I would need to apply. I had a M.Ed in psych 2010 but not enough sciences. My two... show more
    I live in Texas and have a job where I make about $115k gross. But I've always thought about dental school. I haven't applied so even if I got in, I'd probably be 32, but 2 years ago I finished any science pre-reqs that I would need to apply. I had a M.Ed in psych 2010 but not enough sciences. My two big questions: 1. is 31 too old to go back to dental school? 2. I have a mortgage with monthly payment of about $2300. Would I be able to afford to live in my house?
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • How long after a tooth extraction am I able to drink soft drinks again?

    What am I supposed to eat? I got my tooth pulled yesterday but they didn't say what I can have to eat? I been eating soup and drinking juices plus water. I don't won't to eat or drink the wrong thing!!
    What am I supposed to eat? I got my tooth pulled yesterday but they didn't say what I can have to eat? I been eating soup and drinking juices plus water. I don't won't to eat or drink the wrong thing!!
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • When I go to the dentist, I still feel pain when they drill into my teeth, even after I am numbed. What should I do?

    Best answer: It is common and normal to feel PRESSURE while they are working on your mouth. However, you should not be feeling actual PAIN. Discuss this with the dentist before they start working and they may use a little extra novocain to be sure they have numbed the nerves deep enough. I once had to ask the dentist to... show more
    Best answer: It is common and normal to feel PRESSURE while they are working on your mouth.

    However, you should not be feeling actual PAIN. Discuss this with the dentist before they start working and they may use a little extra novocain to be sure they have numbed the nerves deep enough.

    I once had to ask the dentist to stop when getting my teeth worked on because it hurt so badly. He did an extra shot in another location and it worked. He was able to finish the work on my teeth without it hurting.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Weird gum sore?

    So I broke a tooth like a year ago? But I never got it fixed and now there is a bump on my gum that resembles a zit. Im so scared I m going to die.
    So I broke a tooth like a year ago? But I never got it fixed and now there is a bump on my gum that resembles a zit. Im so scared I m going to die.
    4 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Do i need to get help?

    so i just chewed a whole thing of dental floss and now my mouth feels numb and really weird, do i need to like, go to the hospital or something? it burns slightly and i tried drinking things like milk and juice and eating too, but nothing is working...
    so i just chewed a whole thing of dental floss and now my mouth feels numb and really weird, do i need to like, go to the hospital or something? it burns slightly and i tried drinking things like milk and juice and eating too, but nothing is working...
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How bad do my teeth have to be in order to get braces?

    Best answer: It depends on the orthodontist and how they evaluate your teeth.
    If you have something really bad, like a bite issue, then you will be recommended to get them no matter what.
    If you just have one tooth that is a bit crooked, they probably won't recommend it because of the cost.
    Best answer: It depends on the orthodontist and how they evaluate your teeth.
    If you have something really bad, like a bite issue, then you will be recommended to get them no matter what.
    If you just have one tooth that is a bit crooked, they probably won't recommend it because of the cost.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How can you be BOTHERED to brush your teeth?

    Best answer: hahahaha i don't bother.
    it is too much effort.. and i've gone four years now with brushing them maximum twice a week..
    they have never been so perfect.. no problems.
    Best answer: hahahaha i don't bother.
    it is too much effort.. and i've gone four years now with brushing them maximum twice a week..
    they have never been so perfect.. no problems.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • Plastic surgery after jaw surgery and braces .?

    Best answer: You will have a VERY hard time getting that kind of cosmetic procedure covered by any insurance company.

    Believe me - they have heard EVERY story you can think of, and thousands that you won't ever think of.
    Best answer: You will have a VERY hard time getting that kind of cosmetic procedure covered by any insurance company.

    Believe me - they have heard EVERY story you can think of, and thousands that you won't ever think of.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • I’m getting anesthesia for my wisdom teeth surgery (all 4) is this happy gas? I really dont want happy gas can I request something else?

    Best answer: Feel free to ask questions of your surgeon. Today, most people get an IV and are not given nitrous oxide. You will be out cold, not just loopy like when getting a filling at the dentist. You will also get a local anesthetic, like novocaine, so your mouth will remain numb after the general anesthetic is gone.
    Best answer: Feel free to ask questions of your surgeon. Today, most people get an IV and are not given nitrous oxide. You will be out cold, not just loopy like when getting a filling at the dentist. You will also get a local anesthetic, like novocaine, so your mouth will remain numb after the general anesthetic is gone.
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Dental infection, too late any advise?

    Best answer: You can use colloidal silver in your mouth. No bacteria lives in the presence of silver. In days gone by, people used to put a silver coin in the milk jug because it kept the milk from getting sour. Purchasing colloidal silver is not cheap, but you can use a spray bottle and just spray it on your teeth, so that... show more
    Best answer: You can use colloidal silver in your mouth. No bacteria lives in the presence of silver. In days gone by, people used to put a silver coin in the milk jug because it kept the milk from getting sour.

    Purchasing colloidal silver is not cheap, but you can use a spray bottle and just spray it on your teeth, so that will help it go a long way. I knew I wanted to use silver fairly consistently, so I have purchased a colloidal silver machine, and make my own. The machines are expensive, but once that expense has been paid out, the actual cost of the silver used in the machine and the cost of running the machine is mere pennies. After I had been using colloidal silver orally, the next time I went for a dental check-up, the hygienist said I had only very light calculus, and it was the quickest, easiest cleaning I have ever had. I could not see any calculus on my teeth, no staining as there had always been before. The colloidal silver keeps bacteria from setting up housekeeping in my mouth.

    Look up this product on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nutribiotic-Defen... It is used as a natural antibiotic.

    For any infection on the skin, you can use iodine. Iodine is such a powerful antibiotic, it is what is used on someone's skin who is going to be cut open in surgery. If you want the iodine to soak deeper into the skin, combine it with DMSO. I have used this combination to get rid of cold sores overnight, and I once had a boil in my armpit that went away very fast using this treatment. Some people have used iodine successfully on skin cancer.

    While you are working to improve the condition of your mouth, rinse mouth with water fairly frequently, and do not leave anything sugary in your mouth; this will feed bacteria and worsen the problem. Stay away from sodas, and rinse after any kind of milk product. If you know anyone who has a magnetic pulser machine, ask to borrow it and use it on your gums. It helps kill deeply embedded bacteria.

    Anyone who has healing to do will assist that healing by taking gram doses of Vitamin C with Lysine.
    http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/NHC/a...
    https://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-synerg...

    I hope these suggestions are helpful to you.
    5 answers · 4 days ago