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Does Lemon Juice Work Well to Whiten Teeth?

Recently, I read on a website that mixing lemon juice and baking soda and rubbing it on your teeth for a couple of weeks makes them whiter. I did this a couple of days ago and earlier today, I heard … Continue reading

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What are the Dangers of Periodontal Disease?

I’m writing you because my mother has gingivitis and I believe it stems from periodontitis. Over a week ago, she felt extreme tooth pain at the back of her mouth. Twenty-four hours later, she began to suffer from a fever … Continue reading

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Root Canal Can’t be Performed on Front Tooth. What now?

I have a front tooth that has been such a problem I had two dentists attempt a root canal on the tooth. Unfortunately, the dentists weren’t able to get through the root at the end because of calcium build-up. Now, … Continue reading

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Concerned about Swelling after Wisdom Teeth Removal

A couple of days ago, my son had four wisdom teeth removed. Since then, I’ve noticed extreme swelling in his face, especially around his left side near his eye. I’m worried he could end up having nerve damage to his … Continue reading

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Do I Need Crowns or Veneers on My Front Teeth?

My top two front teeth were ground down for crowns but there is no crowns on the teeth. Can veneers work on my teeth now? – Tim from Louisiana Tim, When a tooth has been prepared for a crown, the … Continue reading

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Does Supersmile Toothpaste Come without Fluoride?

I was told that Supersmile toothpaste is a great professional whitening toothpaste that helps with keeping teeth white. I want to know if Supersmile toothpaste comes without fluoride? – Shelly from Louisiana Shelley, Supersmile toothpaste is a great product for … Continue reading

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Why are My Veneers Turning Yellow and Going Black on Top?

I’m planning to marry in a few months and I can’t stand my smile. My teeth look terrible. I have two veneers on my front teeth and have had them half my life; I’m 34 now. My teeth are looking … Continue reading

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What should I do if I have a small budget and a chipped tooth?

Recently, I fell down some stairs, smashed my face and chipped my front right tooth. The tooth suffered damage on the corner innermost to the front left tooth in approximately 1/8 of an inch. I need to get this repaired … Continue reading

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How Do I know if I Have TMD?

Do I have TMD? When I eat, my jaw cracks, pops and it hurts. Today, I attempted to eat and opened my jaw and it felt locked. At this moment, I can only fit a couple fingers in my mouth … Continue reading

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Does Salt Water Rinse Hurt My Teeth?

I have a sharp chip in my tooth that created a cut in my mouth. My mother suggested I rinse my mouth with salt water so my sore doesn’t get infected. I’m concerned the salt water will damage my teeth. … Continue reading

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