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Over the last couple of years I’ve had a growing list of minor but unpleasant symptoms. While I’ve been chalking many of them up to getting older, I’m starting to wonder if there is some overarching problem that these are all symptoms of. Descriptions of hair loss and possible hormonal imbalance within. [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Sep 1, 2016 - 7 answers

What is up with my gums?

Does anyone else here have gum disease that just keeps getting worse and worse no matter what you try? Has anything stopped it in its tracks? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Aug 11, 2016 - 30 answers

A retainer to keep my crooked teeth crooked--is it worth it?

In the last year or two my previously non-crooked teeth have become noticeably crooked and crowded. I'm worried they will only continue to get more out of alignment. I asked my dentist for some options and she suggested a retainer to wear at night to keep them from shifting further. Does it make sense to do this without having them straightened first? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jun 24, 2016 - 7 answers

Should my teeth be doing this?

I had a crown that didn't mesh well with surrounding teeth for about two years. The crown has been sanded away to fit better (no sharp pain when I chew), but in the meantime I realized that my teeth and bite have shifted quite noticeably during this time. Dentist says it's not a cause for concern, but I'm concerned. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Mar 1, 2016 - 4 answers

Questions I should ask my dentist about a new problem

After every meal, I end up with gum pain that's caused by food getting stuck between two molars. This is a new problem that suddenly surfaced about three weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Sep 7, 2014 - 13 answers

My Gums Hurt

I haven't been to the dentist in four years. Yes, I know, BAD. I finally scheduled an appointment for Monday, but the gums below my lower front teeth are of sore and inflamed at the moment - which is basically what prompted me to finally get over myself and schedule the appointment. YANMDentist, but does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do between now and Monday to calm my gums down? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Nov 27, 2012 - 20 answers

Smelly cat, smelly cat, is this an emergency?

Veterinarian-filter: My 11-year-old kitty, Ryoko, has very bad breath these days and I think she has a gum infection. The soonest my vet can see her is Friday afternoon. She's eating fine and full of energy, but as an overprotective cat mom, I wonder if there's anything I should do in the interim so the problem won't get any worse. Do I need to worry?
posted by xenophile on Nov 14, 2012 - 11 answers

teach me how to keep my smile healthy 'til I'm old

For the past couple days, when I have been brushing my teeth, my gums have bled. The Internet is promising me DOOM to my mouth if I don't shape up, but I can't find much on everything specific that I should be doing. Help me help my gums. [more inside]
posted by lover on Oct 9, 2010 - 34 answers

Why is the gum pulling away from one of my teeth?

Why is the gum pulling away from one of my teeth? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Feb 26, 2010 - 17 answers

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