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How to fix my gums

My gums appear to be falling apart. Is there ANYTHING I can do about them before I get scolded by my dentist? Tell me about the time you fixed your gums on your own. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Aug 15, 2012 - 55 answers

How to rock a grill like Ryan Lochte

How can I make an American flag, red white and blue, grill for my teeth that looks like the $25,000 custom grill gold medalist Ryan Lochte rocked at the Olympics? Jeah! [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Aug 11, 2012 - 6 answers

I don't want to be 25 and toothless!

How worried should I be about my teeth? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Jul 24, 2012 - 29 answers

rotten teeth

Cursed with rotten teeth! In spite of brushing and flossing, still tons of cavities every checkup. What will work to stop this? [more inside]
posted by luvmywife on Jun 27, 2012 - 32 answers

Alternatives to brushing cat's teeth?

What do we really need to do about our cat's teeth? [more inside]
posted by fatbird on Jun 19, 2012 - 7 answers

What to do about my dog's mouth problem??

My adult dog lost a tooth a couple weeks ago after chewing on a Nylabone. I took the bone away, and was planning to make an appointment for cleaning/ scaling in a month or so, when I could afford it. Today I found another tooth and now I'm more worried that this is something that can't wait. Help please! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Give me your old wive's tales about dental health, please.

Please share your wingnut advice about healthy teeth and gums. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 4, 2012 - 32 answers

Broken Temporary Crown?

Temporary crown on back molar fell off in two pieces, won't stay on with dental cement. I have the appointment to get the permanent put on on Tuesday--what do I do between now and then to minimize the chance of having to go through the whole process again? [more inside]
posted by besonders on May 26, 2012 - 4 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's the best of three unappealing options?

I will be having a root canal soon, but the dentist has told me that the damage to the tooth may not be treatable by the root canal, and that other action may be necessary. He's given me a few options to consider, and has asked me to pick one. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Apr 17, 2012 - 18 answers

I'm putting my dentist's kids through college

Individual Dental Insurance. Is there such a thing, and is it affordable, and is it offered by someone other than Delta Dental? [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Apr 11, 2012 - 15 answers

Tooth Care

Please help me brush my teeth more regularly. I have a lot of shame about this issue, so please be gentle. [more inside]
posted by Why hello, I am a sock puppet on Mar 28, 2012 - 67 answers

Are Crest White Strips worth it?

Are Crest White Strips worth trying out? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Mar 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Money for Nothing?

boy needs some new teeth [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Mar 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Diagnodent and tiny cavities - get them filled?

I recently moved and went to a new dentist. My old dentist used a probe to find cavities - I haven't had a cavity in a decade. This new dentist used a Diagnodent and told me I had 5-6 areas of decay that he wanted to drill into and fill. He said he didn't know if they went into the dentin or just the enamel, and wouldn't know until he got in there. What's up with this Diagnodent business? Is it legit? YANMD, but is a Diagnodent really better than a probe, and does it sound wise to get them filled? Thanks.
posted by baltimoregirl on Feb 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Should I get occlusal equalibrium treatment?

Dentistry question: I am a savage night-grinder. Should I have my bite reshaped to help with my bruxism? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Feb 4, 2012 - 12 answers

weird feelings in my teeth!

My two bottom front teeth has been feeling a little funny since last Wednesday. They feel tight or crowded, kind of like how I felt back when I had braces on. they also kind of feel like the teeth were impacted recently, which they weren't. They don't hurt-- if I had to pinpoint, I would say the feeling came from between the two teeth. when I bite they don't hurt more. But the tight feeling is quite noticeable, and certainly not very comfortable. They've gotten a bit better in the past five days. What could cause this? Also, I just knocked my upper front tooth on my computer screen 3 minutes ago. It hurt a little bit/ can feel the shock for about 30 seconds, and then it's back to normal. There was no bleeding and I couldn't see any fractures and it wasn't loose. Should I have a dentist look at it anyway? I am worried that it might die later. I've been very worried about my teeth, and at this point I don't know how much to freak out about things that goes on in my mouth! [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Orthodontic fearmongering?

Is my new dentist trying to convince me to get braces unnecessarily? Lots more agonizing inside! [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Jan 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Do I have "soft" teeth?!

Why are my upper left molars so fragile?! I am only 27, but my last three teeth are all dead and have cracked. I had a lot of cavities as a child, despite rarely having any sweets and a moderately good dental hygiene (okay, it wasn't impeccable, but it was not as horrible as some I've seen, namely my father who never brushed with no cavities at all) but as a teenager/young adult/adult my teeth were mostly fine and my brushing habits are much better nowadays. Within the last two years I've had two molars cracked. One losing a big chunk, the other down the middle and is not salvageable. All on my left upper side. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jan 4, 2012 - 23 answers

Should my seven-year-old son's dentist knock him out?

Just got home from a dentist appointment with my seven-year-old son. Five of his baby teeth are crowding the rest of his teeth and need to be extracted very soon. But he's extremely anxious at the dentist, and after today's ordeal, they're recommending putting him completely under using IV sedation with an on-site MD. I had IV sedation for my wisdom teeth, and it was amazing, but I'm flat-out terrified to knock out my little boy. He's never had anesthesia of any kind. Is it worth doing? Are there any risks or caveats I should know? Would it be better to stick with oral anasthetic? Help!
posted by waxpancake on Jan 3, 2012 - 26 answers

Is my baby teething?

Is my baby teething? He has been a real turd for about a week, restless, irritable, wakeful, etc. He's also drooling and chomping. But are these teeth? I mean the underlined things. [more inside]
posted by that's how you get ants on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Will this poison me?

I just brushed my teeth with Vagisil cream on accident. Will this kill me? Also, how can I get this nasty taste out of my mouth? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Dec 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Do all electric toothbrushes get moldy?

Why is my Oral-B electric toothbrush's head moldy? Would a Sonicare have the same problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Need the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth!

Need advice on if/how to treat a four-year-old's injured tooth. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 5, 2011 - 5 answers

I have bad teeth and I'm not wealthy...is there a way to improve my smile?

I have bad teeth and I'm not wealthy...is there a way to improve my smile? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers


Tell me about your experiences with dental implants. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Nov 2, 2011 - 10 answers

What kind of teeth should I purchase for halloween?

Has anyone purchased vampire/werewolf teeth that they were satisfied with? I'm going as a werewolf for Halloween. I've grown my hair and beard out and would like to purchase some adhesive teeth as opposed to wearing a mask. [more inside]
posted by Forerunner343 on Oct 3, 2011 - 5 answers

How should I preserve my wisdom teeth?

How can I preserve my wisdom teeth? [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on Sep 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Dental surgury options for a toddler?

Our 2-year old has an injured tooth that is wearing away. Dentist would like to go in, and do baby-tooth root canal, or possible extraction if the tooth cannot be saved. Hospital wants outrageous sums of money, health insurance says it will not cover it. Are there any good options? [more inside]
posted by fings on Sep 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Tell me my tooth is not going to fall out!

I got bashed in the face yesterday. Please tell me my tooth is not going to die. I know you are not my dentist. I am not sure if I need to go to the dentist. Yesterday afternoon at the cafe, I reached up high to move some kids' books that were stacked horizontally on the shelf above our BookCrossing shelf. Unbeknownst to me, balanced on the books, and totally invisible to anyone but a basketball champion, was a ceramic bowl filled with crayons. The bowl fell off the books and onto my upturned face, a distance of about 2-3 feet, I suppose. It bashed me on my filtrum, right over my right hand big tooth at the front. Hit the, well, the filtrum, hitting that and my upper lip into my gum (I seem to have bitten my lower lip and jarred my bottom teeth too). It bounced off and smashed on the floor. No bruise yet but really tender and I am scared I have damaged my tooth's root and the tooth will suddenly die! [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Sep 5, 2011 - 24 answers

Dental tourism in Costa Rica?

Does anyone have first-hand experience with dental tourism in Costa Rica? [more inside]
posted by mistikle on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

What is the best and most useful dental insurance for an individual living in California who is anticipating getting all his upper teeth pulled and falsies put in?

What is the best and most useful dental insurance for an individual living in California who is anticipating getting all his upper teeth pulled and falsies put in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Words for Wisdoms

I am having my top two wisdom teeth out on wednesday without general or "twilight" anesthesia. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Jul 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Orpaxel, Xelapor, Rapoxle, Opralex!

I'm weaning off Lexapro under my doctor's supervision. Because I'm not going to keep bugging my doctor about this (she's on vacation anyway), I figured it'd hit up for guys for some withdrawal symptom advice. I've been having some fun ones, and I want to make sure everything is fine. I'd also like to find out what might help me feel a little bit better. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jun 11, 2011 - 10 answers

I've got a tooth sticking out the top of my gum.

I've got a tooth sticking out the top of my gum. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2011 - 19 answers

I grind my teeth: cheap and expensive night guard options

I'm a newly-diagnosed teeth-grinder. Should I get the custom night guard my dentist wants to make for me or should I try one of the cheap guards available in the drugstore? And while I'm making up my mind about the appropriate path, what can I do in the meantime to reduce stress and grind less? Relevant physical and financial details inside. [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on May 29, 2011 - 30 answers

I get black stuff on my teeth. Anyone heard of this?

I get black stuff on my teeth. Anyone heard of this? I haven't been brushing my teeth regularly for a while, and that might have something to do with it. I easily get a black film over my teeth, and it doesn't brush away easily. I just scrape it off with a nail, but it's hard to get it all. It's like black plaque. I'm not eating anything unusual, so I don't know why it's happening.
posted by vash on May 28, 2011 - 18 answers

My tooth broke recently, please share some advice with eating and what I should about it..

My tooth broke recently, please share some advice with eating and what I should do about it.... [more inside]
posted by sockpim on May 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Pearly Whites to LightBrites?

I'm thinking of whitening my teeth using cold blue light with whitening gel . have you done this before? what was your experience, did it make your teeth hurt, how long between appointments do i need to wait, anything else i should know? thanks!
posted by andreapandrea on May 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Are my antibiotics necessary?

I had a tooth extracted last week and despite being on antibiotics for four days, it's infected, and the infection has spread, making it painful to swallow. The solution: a different antibiotic has been prescribed. I don't like antibiotics, so my question is: what would happen if I just didn't take the damn things, took the painkillers, braved it out and waited for my body to handle it alone? Would that just be stupid? I appreciate that it's probably hard to advise without specific details, but any comments welcome.
posted by Holly on Apr 16, 2011 - 28 answers

mouth off

I chew my mouth and I want to stop without using gum or other mouth foods as my main crutch. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Tooth issues - what gives?

What is up with human teeth? Why do they so often come in crooked, in the wrong place, or not at all? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Apr 14, 2011 - 29 answers

Bedazzle my smile!

I have the special trays already. What teeth whitening goo should I buy online to put in them? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Apr 6, 2011 - 7 answers

getting my teeth right back where they started from...

How do I get my teeth BACK IN LINE?! I miss my straight teeth! [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Apr 1, 2011 - 13 answers

You don't have to brush all your teeth - just the ones you want to keep

Help me figure out next steps with regard to the mess that is my mouth, specifically my teeth [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Mar 21, 2011 - 4 answers


Will having a large percentage of my caloric intake come from fruit lead to more problems than health benefits? [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Mar 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Cheeky Dentist

My new dentist recommended I get buccal fillings and I'd like to know more about this as I have several teeth affected. [more inside]
posted by hoppytoad on Mar 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Which are your favorite teeth cleaning products?

Which are your favorite teeth cleaning products? Favorite regular or electric toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, floss picks, mouthwash, etc.? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Mar 3, 2011 - 56 answers

Is it really necessary to get teeth cleanings and dental checkups?

Is it really necessary to get teeth cleanings and dental checkups? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Feb 26, 2011 - 40 answers

Be a dentist, you'll be a success...?

Should I go to dental school? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 23, 2011 - 15 answers

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