I had a filling done on about 3 upper teeth about 2 weeks ago. The evening of the filling that upper side was very sensitive. It almost felt like I was touching something raw. I went back to see my ...
ive had lazer whitening with Britesmile and Zoom but it only lightens the shade and lasts at best a couple of weeks. What systems do celebrities like Simon Cowell use to get that really bright snow ...
dents on my teeth????
I have noticed this a while ago but for some reason, today I took a closer look and it seems like its gotten worse..
There are dents in my teeth.. they are located at the front, top of the teeth...why is this? the best way to describe it is, its as if something took a chunk out of my teeth..like craters sort of...I dont feel pain or anything..the bottom teeth dont have any of these...and when i pick at them, my teeth starts to feel like - biting on an icecream bar
Withouth seeing these I cannot be 100% positive, but from their location they are most likely what are called imbrication lines. These are developmental structures that are normal and are indicative of no problem with the tooth. They can best be described as little bumps or lines running horizontally across the teeth. Otherwise, these can be spots of enamel demineralization which, without proper care, can lead to cavities. A spot of demineralization would appear to look chalky and be a little bit whiter than the rest of the teeth. Hope this helps.
It can be caused by brushing too hard/ with a toothbrush that is too hard bristled (medium/hard toothbrush are a NO, NO!, vigorous scrub brushing is a NO, NO!, only gentle circles with a soft toothbrush and if your bristles start to flare out it means you brush too hard). It can also be caused by grinding teeth or clenching teeth, mainly during your sleep. Wearing a nightguard to bed will help prevent further damage. You can buy one from the store or have your dentist make you one. You can't fix the damage without a filling or crown, but you can stop it from getting worse.