• My dentist called me young lady after my exam. What does that mean?

    The exam was akward. He wasn't using any tools and just his fingers.
    The exam was akward. He wasn't using any tools and just his fingers.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do you have any mercury fillings?

    Best answer: yes loads, my Dentist enriched himself in the 70's filling my brand new teeth.

    After he died from mercury poisoning in 1981, I suddenly stopped needing all these fillings.
    Best answer: yes loads, my Dentist enriched himself in the 70's filling my brand new teeth.

    After he died from mercury poisoning in 1981, I suddenly stopped needing all these fillings.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does getting a filling hurt?

    Best answer: If there is no sign of it being unhealthy, you do not need a filling. A filling is to remove a cavity and the rotting enamel. You don't have rotting enamel, so you don't need a filling. You do need to have the chip repaired. This is just putting some filling material on the area of the chip and... show more
    Best answer: If there is no sign of it being unhealthy, you do not need a filling.
    A filling is to remove a cavity and the rotting enamel. You don't have rotting enamel, so you don't need a filling.
    You do need to have the chip repaired. This is just putting some filling material on the area of the chip and shaping it. This should not hurt.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do dentists like people who have insurance rather than those that don't?

    Best answer: It has nothing to do with insurance. Dentists provide a skilled service. They "like" patient who pay their bills on time because they have student loans to repay, children to feed, employees to pay, and equipment and supplies to pay for. If you can pay your bill, the dentist won't care whether you... show more
    Best answer: It has nothing to do with insurance.
    Dentists provide a skilled service. They "like" patient who pay their bills on time because they have student loans to repay, children to feed, employees to pay, and equipment and supplies to pay for.
    If you can pay your bill, the dentist won't care whether you have insurance -- or not.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why would a dentist's office have a box of Halloween candy out for their patients in the waiting room??? Isn't that counter productive?

    The dentist should be encouraging you NOT to eat candy! What are they trying to do, make us get fat AND give us cavities?!
    The dentist should be encouraging you NOT to eat candy! What are they trying to do, make us get fat AND give us cavities?!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can cavities get larger in just a year?

    I have a few teeth left to fix and still have a bit of insurance left, but my dental assistant said I can also come back a year later after I get insured again. Wouldnt cavities get larger in just a year?
    I have a few teeth left to fix and still have a bit of insurance left, but my dental assistant said I can also come back a year later after I get insured again. Wouldnt cavities get larger in just a year?
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • How can I know if my braces broke?

    I just got my braces yesterday and I ve heard that it is possible for them to break and I ve just been worried that they ll somehow break and I won t realise it. Yesterday I ate potatoes and eggs and right now I m eating fruits cut into tiny pieces. Is there a chance they ll break by eating those?
    I just got my braces yesterday and I ve heard that it is possible for them to break and I ve just been worried that they ll somehow break and I won t realise it. Yesterday I ate potatoes and eggs and right now I m eating fruits cut into tiny pieces. Is there a chance they ll break by eating those?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is 10 too young for braces if he still has baby teeth and doesn’t brush well? They claim he will need braces and a headgear but if we don’t?

    Start now he will need teeth pulled. Also what if his 2nd molars don’t come in until he’s 13? Would they really leave him in braces for 4 years? Anyone else been in this situation? Could they just do the headgear for the overbite and then do braces when he’s more responsible? We already have him on rx toothpaste... show more
    Start now he will need teeth pulled. Also what if his 2nd molars don’t come in until he’s 13? Would they really leave him in braces for 4 years? Anyone else been in this situation? Could they just do the headgear for the overbite and then do braces when he’s more responsible? We already have him on rx toothpaste due to decay but at 10 years old you can’t brush his teeth for him like we did when he was 6.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I have this tooth or teeth fixed?

    I have a tooth or teeth that only hurts when something cold hits it. I have fillings there from 40 + years ago there. Don't really know if should have work done or leave it alone for now.
    I have a tooth or teeth that only hurts when something cold hits it. I have fillings there from 40 + years ago there. Don't really know if should have work done or leave it alone for now.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Awake or asleep for wisdom teeth?

    Best answer: It depends on your pain tolerance. I have more fear of general anesthesia than I do of pain, so I opted for just the local (no gas) even though mine were impacted. It wasn't nearly as bad as I feared. I really didn't have much trouble with them at all and only needed to stay quiet for a couple of days.
    Best answer: It depends on your pain tolerance. I have more fear of general anesthesia than I do of pain, so I opted for just the local (no gas) even though mine were impacted. It wasn't nearly as bad as I feared. I really didn't have much trouble with them at all and only needed to stay quiet for a couple of days.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Acrilic paint on fake teeth safe?

    I have a pair of fake vampire teeth and the adhesive that got stained with make up (eyeliner and stuff like that) and i would like to fix them up but i only have acrylic paints. For example the apple barrel ones. Is it safe to use them on the teeth if you're Putting them in your mouth?
    I have a pair of fake vampire teeth and the adhesive that got stained with make up (eyeliner and stuff like that) and i would like to fix them up but i only have acrylic paints. For example the apple barrel ones. Is it safe to use them on the teeth if you're Putting them in your mouth?
    3 answers · 3 days ago
  • Hole in tooth?

    Okay so I woke up this morning and had breakfast. As I’m done eating I notice I have food stuck in my teeth I go and get it out with my tongue and feel like some short of hole in what I believe is my first molars. Didn’t think much of it and go and brush my teeth then look and there’s a dark hole in my tooth. I... show more
    Okay so I woke up this morning and had breakfast. As I’m done eating I notice I have food stuck in my teeth I go and get it out with my tongue and feel like some short of hole in what I believe is my first molars. Didn’t think much of it and go and brush my teeth then look and there’s a dark hole in my tooth. I brush my teeth several times a day and this was not here the night before so I’m absolutely confused. I’m away from home in school right now and I never really go to the dentist (not my faught my moms) so what should I do? I have a slight tooth ache but it’s okay for now.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How will I feel after getting 2 upper wisdom teeth that are complete bony impacted wisdom teeth out?

    Best answer: You'll feel fine, just a little woozy, and just for about 10 minutes after. And there's nothing to worry about with the new sedation techniques. They're safe, and remarkably accurate in terms of keeping you under for exactly the time required for a procedure, and no longer.
    Best answer: You'll feel fine, just a little woozy, and just for about 10 minutes after. And there's nothing to worry about with the new sedation techniques. They're safe, and remarkably accurate in terms of keeping you under for exactly the time required for a procedure, and no longer.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Poll: does getting braces hurt ?

    Best answer: Not when you get the boxes. It hurts when they put the wires in and mostly when they tighten them. It lasts a day or two but it's worth it.
    Best answer: Not when you get the boxes. It hurts when they put the wires in and mostly when they tighten them. It lasts a day or two but it's worth it.
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do you stop letting your teeth rot?

    Best answer: Brush twice a day, floss once a day. Mouth wash is good too. Drinking sugary drinks is bad.
    Best answer: Brush twice a day, floss once a day. Mouth wash is good too. Drinking sugary drinks is bad.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • What causes dry mouth?

    Hi, So I’ve been on allergy pills (Zirtek) and paracetamol during this cold season and my mouth has started drying out under my tongue and my bottom gums. There’s no pain or anything it’s just extremely annoying. It’s like my tongue is sticking to my mouth, what’s happening and how do I stop it? Thanks
    Hi, So I’ve been on allergy pills (Zirtek) and paracetamol during this cold season and my mouth has started drying out under my tongue and my bottom gums. There’s no pain or anything it’s just extremely annoying. It’s like my tongue is sticking to my mouth, what’s happening and how do I stop it? Thanks
    6 answers · 5 days ago