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 What's the worst part of getting braces on?
I'm going to get braces on in January and I wanted to know what the worst part of getting them on was. How long does it take to actually get them on? I heard the worst part wasn't the pain, ...

 Cracked or chipped tooth?
so i have this tooth that has a little crack on the front. its kinda flaky, so if i were to pick at it (which i havent) part of it will come off . it doesnt hurt wat so ever. it is very hard to ...

 Going to have my first filling in two weeks time....?
Hey everyone =] I'm 16 years old.....and...

Um, I am going to have my first filling in two weeks time, & I have no clue how it will go...

I know you have to have an ...

 What are some home remedies for a toothache?
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 Why does smoking make your teeth go yellow?

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 Braces ???
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 Is it any harm to health if you accidentally fall asleep with crest white strips on?
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 Bad Breath Questions?????
My teeth are sparkling white and I use mouth wash every day before school, but by the time I'm at school my breath is ack! Any helpful info?? Please help!!!!!!!!!!...

 How can I get rid of this toothache?
I had 2 top teeth filled 4 weeks ago and immediately started to have toothache. The pain radiates all over the left side of my face, into my head and eyes and into all other teeth on the left side. T...

 Would you be concerned?
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 Do fixed braces hurt ?
I'm getting fixed braces (train-tracks) tomorrow and I was just wondering if it hurts when they tighten the wire. Help I'm really worried =(...

 I think i need braces, my mom doesnt!
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 I am getting braces soon, do they hurt?
I am wondering if they hurt? If they do which part hurts more? Do they hurt taking them off?
Which foods should I stay away from?...

 What will be easier to eat with braces?
I have the choice to have pizza or a fish sandwich with fries from Dairy Queen.
And i only got braces on my top teeth. What will be easier to eat? And wont really mess with my braces?

 Please BRACES HELP!!!!?
I''m a 15 year old girl and i'm getting braces tomorrow..what are some things that i need to look out for or is it going to hurt? what are the main things i should eat when i first get ...

 Is this been a bit unreasonable?
I'm 18 and had an orthodontist appointment today at 12:45pm. I got the bus at 12pm. The bus was taking longer than I expected and tried several times to ring and say i was going to be late, but ...

 I'm Getting Braces. I have some questions :]?
I'm getting braces this Tuesday. I was wondering does it hurt?? And if so how long does it hurt? Also I don't know what colors I should choose.
Should I get pink and black or Blue and ...

 Is ¬£2400 justifiable to charge to fix ONE tooth?
My dads broken one of his front teeth, and his dentist has quoted him this much for fixing it, which isn't much work either. His dentist also commented on him 'not having much jaw bone at ...

 It has been 5 days, and where my wisdom tooth was is still bleeding. Help?
Okay... Well, I got my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago, and my left side seems to be doing fine. I was having trouble with bleeding on both sides, but eventually my left side seemed to heal up. The ...

Kevin Plus
Do all cavities need to be filled?

yes of course if you want to save your teeth. or if you dont like wearing dentures in the near future. YOU SHOULD! now go to the dentist near ya. and save your teeth! :D

of course yes or you may wake up on a pain make you prefer to lose your tooth

if you dont then it will get bigger and u will have to have a root canal, but if you have a "borderline" then they can do a really easy and fast procedure, you dont even need freezing. but the longer you wait the worse and more expensive it getrs


gary j
guy is a perv . wake up ladies!

Crazy Sherm is right. If it is very small, try a high fluoride rinse to help remineralize the enamel and arrest the cavity. Try to limit your sugar intake, and you might be okay. otherwise, it'll probably grow and you'll need to have it filled.

Nebula D
I'm a dentist.

Cavities (i.e. tooth decay) itself doesn't need to be filled. What needs to be filled is the bigger hole your dentist makes in your tooth as he/she removes the decayed and infected tooth structure. We do this to 1. restore proper form and function to the tooth, and 2. to protect the nerve, and 3. not leave a place where more food and plaque and bacteria can get caught.

If by some chance we remove the decay and we find that what's left is a small hole that is anatomically sound, shallow enough to not let the nerve be stimulated by heat and cold, and not prone to being a plaque and bacterial trap, then we won't put a filling in it. This scenario, of course, is exceedingly rare.

If the cavity is really really small and only in enamel, you have the chance or remineralizing the lost enamel with fluoride, calcium, and phosphate treatment. However, it's very hard to even see such small cavities and usually can only be felt with an explorer. So if you can actually see it, more than likely it has gotten into dentin and will need to be cleaned out and filled. Not filling it will result in added decay and possible root canal or tooth loss.

Yes, they will just keep getting bigger if you don't get them filled.

Yes. If you don't they just get bigger and bigger, until a crown or a root canal is needed to save the tooth.

Also, if you don't care for your teeth, bacteria courses through the body and damages your organs. (worse case)

Yes all dental cavities need to be filled. Other types of cavities you can fill at your own discretion.

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