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Why do I keep getting cavities?

I brush, floss, and rinse with fluoride twice daily. Why do I always get cavities? [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on Mar 9, 2015 - 65 answers

Re-filling a molar

While brushing my teeth today, I realized that my one filling has started to pull away from the enamel. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Nov 6, 2014 - 10 answers

I have had an intermittent toothache for the last week and a half.

It comes and goes. Some days I feel completely fine and on others I am in 7/10 degree agony. I have no dental insurance and finally ponied up to be examined today. The dentist took an xray and did an examination and everything looked perfectly fine. She showed me the xray and although she's the professional not me, I have to concur that I saw no abnormalities. She said the gums look fine and that there should be no reason for me having pain. The affected tooth is the second molar in from the back on the bottom lefthand side. [more inside]
posted by telomere on Jul 16, 2013 - 24 answers

How much more do lasers in your mouth cost? Would you get lasered again?

Has anyone gotten lasered in the mouth to fill a cavity (e.g., waterlase)? Roughly how much did it cost you? Relative to the drill and metal method? Would you opt for lasers in your mouth again? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Jun 18, 2013 - 11 answers

I never want to have another cavity in my teeth.

I never want to have another cavity in my teeth. Help make this dream a reality. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Feb 4, 2013 - 34 answers

Surely my teeth won't fall out if I wish hard enough, right?

Do cavities ever just... go away? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Aug 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Tell me about your root canal!

Tell me about your root canal! [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on May 3, 2012 - 49 answers

What do we know for sure kills dental cavity bacteria?

What do we know for sure kills dental cavity bacteria? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Is this dental procedure worth my money?

Is my dentist doing a pointless procedure on my maybe-cavity? [more inside]
posted by kmavap on Apr 13, 2010 - 14 answers

To Beer or not to...

Is it safe to drink alcohol after a cavity filling? [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes on Feb 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Go to an out-of-network good dentist, or in-network dental factory?

New cavities and replacing old amalgam fillings filter: go to a good dentist who isn't in-network and to whom I'd pay up to $1000 out of pocket, or go to one of those in-network dental factories? [more inside]
posted by schmoppa on Dec 10, 2008 - 6 answers

One of my teeth is pink. What is this??

One of my teeth is pink. What is this?? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 6, 2008 - 7 answers

My back-most tooth feels funny, do I have a cavity?

My back-most tooth feels funny, do I have a cavity? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Nov 17, 2007 - 16 answers

Root canal = agony?

Next week I'm having a root canal done on my upper back molar, and I'm worried about the pain. What can I expect, pain-wise? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 28, 2007 - 32 answers

Caps or fillings for a young child?

Dentist wants to cap my 5 y.o. kid's teeth under general anesthesia. Anyone with experience or knowledge of this? How did it work out? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Aug 10, 2007 - 31 answers

Whether to replace amalgam fillings

DentalFilter: Anybody else have their amalgam fillings replaced because they're old--NOT because you were worried about their possible harmfulness? [more inside]
posted by lilybeane on Feb 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Black pit of despair

Is it alright to leave a dental cavity unfilled? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Jan 24, 2006 - 21 answers

What happens when they drill out a cavity?

I'm going to have a cavity drilled on Tuesday. I've never had this done before and I'm terribly phobic of "procedures" (dental and otherwise), especially when I don't know what is involved. What exactly do they do when they drill out a cavity--step by step, what's involved? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Jun 24, 2005 - 34 answers

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