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Why do lower tooth extractions heal slower?

My dentist said upper teeth extractions heal much faster than lower teeth extractions. Sure enough my upper wisdom sockets have completely healed and lower socket is still healing. I would like to ...
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Cause of distal convergence in anterior teeth

In anterior teeth, the distal side of the incisal edge is more curved than the mesial side. Furthermore, the incisal edge slopes distally, and the cingulum twists towards the distal side. Why does ...
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Can dental scaling cause gum recession

If even forceful brushing which may cause a little bleeding can lead to gum recession, then why not dental scaling, which can often make the whole mouth bloody? If scaling is done every 6 months (as ...
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Baking soda + xylitol, as replace for casual flouride toothpaste

Are mixtures of baking soda + xylitol equivalent in effectiveness as casual flouride toothpaste? If you have good brush technique, good diet, brush twice per day, is this mixture mixed with, amount ...
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What does B.D means in a Doctor's Prescription?

I searched the Web and I came across this article explaining the meaning of B.D it says that B.D means twice a day but it doesn't specifies that I have to take the medicine twice a day before or after ...
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Relationship between carbonated water intake and cavities?

How does the intake of carbonated water with sugar additives correlate with the incidence of cavities? Is carbonated water itself corrosive?
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Health risks of acrylic mouth guards

Are there any reported health concerns or risks from use of an acrylic mouth guard, such as one to prevent teeth grinding? I ask (in part) because they're often used for many years and they often ...
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Reasons for tooth-base sensitivity?

What are the possible reasons for sensitivity of tooth bases to heat, cold, or sweet? (I am not referring to gum pain, but pain in the actual teeth at the base at/below the gum line.) In my ...
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Can a mucocele on the lip pop up and become a canker sore?

Is this a normal feature? Or, if this happens, it has to be an herpes sore? Are there mucoceles (because of a bite, for example) that lay a sore? Thank you.
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What is the difference between cetylpyridinium chloride and alcohol?

I see that some mouthwashes or rinses have cetylpyridinium chloride in them and some have alcohol. Is there much of a difference in their ability to kill germs? Thank you.
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What is the failure rate of orthodontic treatments?

For orthodontic treatments such as braces, after completion of treatment, sometimes teeth return to their original position or some degree of misalignment. How frequently does this occur? How often ...
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Is dental floss really effective? According to studies, it is not

Recently I had to go through a lot of ultrasound teeth cleaning because my gums suffered inflammations in the past. I am doing the dental cleaning every 3 to 4 months and every time the dentist says ...
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Are there scientific studies that support the daily usage of xylitol to prevent oral problems?

Since more than 2 years I'm consuming birch sugar (xylitol) instead of sugar for basically everything and I try to avoid any product which contains sugar. Note that I wasn't consuming too many things ...
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Is there a way to monitor the quality of healthcare and dental care I am receiving?

It could be a particular online website for reviews, a list of doctor's strength and weaknesses during some kind of an assessment, and or anything that can give consumers a greater capacity in gauging ...
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How can one prevent a mouth sore from worsening if caught early?

If one catches a mouth sore forming, is there any treatment that can be used to prevent it from progressing?
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How a bite inside the mouth gets healed though mouth is always wet inside?

It's a fascinating experience when the bite inside the mouth (especially cheek) gets cured automatically in short span of time. How is this possible as the mouth is exposed to bacteria and always wet? ...
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Safe to have fluoride in water-system for cavity prevention? Bleach/whiten teeth after or before fluoride treatments?

I grew up in California. As such, I fortunately, have very healthy teeth. I didn't get my first cavity until I was 23 and living in the UK! haha. So is having fluoride in your water-systems a healthy ...
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How many people, on average, floss on a regular basis?

How many people, on average, floss on a regular basis? I feel like I'm the only person who doesn't floss on a regular basis according to my dentist, but do we know the statistics of how many people ...
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Do sensibility to hot, cold, sweet, acid foods/drinks or air mean different levels of tooth decay?

Usually a dentist would ask you if you're sensible to cold, hot, sweet or acid foods or drinks. The dentist may even expose the suspect tooth to compresed air, but what cues do this information give? ...
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Any evidence that “burning off tastebuds” increases oral cancer risk?

I know some spice can be helpful: Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful? That said, many people seem wear it as a badge of honor that they can eat very ...
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How to solve the problem of dry lips

I speak quite a lot in my job, get my mouth dry, so I drink some water. But my lips get extremely dry. Are there some ways to prevent it? I live in a subtropical weather, temperatures range from 0 ...
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Can fasting be used to reset the oral microbiome?

The mouth is known to harbor many different types of bacteria, including actinomyces, bacteroides, bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, peptostreptococcus, selenomomas, treponema, veilonella1, and fungi, ...
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Urine for Mouthwash

I have heard of people using urine as a mouthwash. There are a lot of claims that it helps to cure a variety of dental problems, such as gum inflammation. So far, I can only find anecdotal evidence. ...
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What are the best ways to increase fertility?

We are newly married couple. What Food habits we need to take care of and what are the best workout tips for us? If we need to do physical activity - which one is more effective YOGA or Gym Workouts ...
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Why don't gum abscesses heal on their own?

A gingival (gum) abscess is a pus filled pimple on the gum. I've read that they don't go away on their own and need to be drained by a dentist and cleaned before the wound can start to heal. From ...
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What is Surya Namaskar Yoga?

Can we cure hormonal imbalance by doing Surya namaskar? and what is the best time and place to do it ?
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Long term effects of chewing on cheek?

When I'm concentrating hard or anxious I unconsciously start biting my cheeks, sometimes biting off the topmost layer of skin. I don't bleed, but the sensation of the skin is bumpy instead of smooth. ...
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Root canal and filling or root canal and crown…? [closed]

My dentist re-implanted my avulsed front tooth 2 1/2 weeks ago and I went back yesterday and he said my tooth was healing and getting stronger and he wanted to do a root canal, clean the nerves out ...
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Do re-implanted avulsed tooth heal completely?

I had a tooth re-implanted by a dentist and it's been two weeks and it is getting harder and stronger. My question is, will the tooth heal completely or do I need to go under a dentistry procedure..?
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Need advice in whether to get a crown on my tooth…? [closed]

Well, two weeks ago my upper front tooth came completely out when I slipped. I went to a dentist who put the tooth back in place and told me to wait two weeks to see if my body rejects it or not. I ...
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Brushing teeth before or after breakfast

Usually in the morning I brush my teeth after breakfast. But my dentist told me that it's better not brush them right after eating food, because eating makes them soft. So now I brush my teeth before ...
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Should my tongue literally be pink when I stick it out?

When I stick out my tongue, it is always at least a bit yellow (if my mouth has been really fry for ages, it is totally coated in yellow bacterial stuff). I don't think I have a major problem with ...
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Will using fluoride-free toothpaste eventually lead to tooth decay?

I've been using fluoride-free toothpaste for about a year now: https://www.desertessence.com/store/natural-tea-tree-oil-neem-toothpaste While I'm not necessarily averse to fluoride - at least when ...
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Do dosage directions refer to the amount of medical product or to the amount of active ingredient of it?

I have a package of Daktarin oral gel, and want to decide what quantity to take. I have trouble understanding the leaflet. The box says that each gram of the gel contains 20 mg of the active ...
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Can you get a yeast infection in your mouth from oral sex?

I recently had sex with a woman who seems to have had a yeast infection. That's what I thought, because she had lots of white dots in her vagina and my doctor told me that this is a fungus. I've seen ...
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Is eating after brushing before bed all that bad?

I'm typically very strict about oral hygiene. I'll brush 3 times a day, once in the morning after breakfast, once in the middle of the day, and once in the evening before bed. Sometimes I get hungry ...
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Does caffeine teeth coating prevents cavities?

I've heard something about caffeine coating on the teeth will help in preventing cavities (caries). Is this true or just a myth?
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Can effervescent multivitamin tablets cause teeth problems?

I somehow stumbled upon this article: Revealed: How fizzy vitamin supplements can wreck your teeth. Certainly, Daily Mail is probably not a very reliable source. But when I searched in Google Scholar ...
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Are chlorhexidine mouthwashes safe?

After having braces removed, a part of my gum was slightly larger than it was before, so my dentist suggested that I use chlorhexidine mouthwash. Is that type of mouthwash safe for general use?