Oral Health

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Posted by: lil | 2009/11/23

Q.

broke teeth with something hard in food.

Hi there i have broken...yes...two teeth (i think) with a small piece of something that was in my food yesterday. I know there is something wrong because at first i thought it was only chipped but now a day after it happened its very sensitive when i eat anything...one of them has a a filling in it but one of those old fillings...this one is the most sensitive...the other one has quite a big chipped in it..well it feels like it but i think it also has a filling but those white fillings. I do not have medical aid and would like to know what the procedures are if i want to go have it fixed... will they check it out and giove me the options and costs?

ALso i want to ask something else...can my teeth be more prone to cavities than someone elses? Because i really get cavities very easy...i brush my teeth twice a day, floss and brush them after i ate sweet stuff...but the last time i went to the dentist they had to fill 7 of my teeth and did not really do a good job of it because since then i have problems with my teeth...cracks and stuff...What can i do to strengthen my teeth?

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

yes, they need to examine the teeth first. An xray will most likely be needed to determine the extent of the damage and treatment options.
developing careis depends on many factors including diet and oral hygiene regimen.
besides this, regular visits to a dentist are essential to maintain a healthy mouth.

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Posted by: lil | 2009/11/24

What do you think will the cost be?

i do eat healthy, and like i said i brush my teeth regularly aswell as floss..but i cant afford going to the dentist at this stage as i am fresh out of university and do not have a job amd medical aid yet.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2009/11/23

yes, they need to examine the teeth first. An xray will most likely be needed to determine the extent of the damage and treatment options.
developing careis depends on many factors including diet and oral hygiene regimen.
besides this, regular visits to a dentist are essential to maintain a healthy mouth.

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