Posted by: penny | 2006/04/20


can an underbite self-correct????

My toddler's previously very noticeable underbite is suddenly much less severe and in fact seems nearly gone. How is this so? Not that I'm complaining.

Secondly is it safe for ppl with sensitive teeth to use whitening products?

3rdly one of my molars is suddenly in a whole lot of pain. However this will be sometimes. On other days there is no sensation at all, as tho I were imagining it. Is it normal for toothache to sometimes be in 'remission' for days? Bcoz then why am I sometimes having periods of no pain at all? Even if I knock or tap at the tooth there is no pain at all, and then the next day I'm going mad with the pain.


Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

A toddlers bite can chage depending on various facotrs: use of pacifier, thumb sucking etc. remember as the child grows, the jaw bones gorw as well and sometimes at a differnet pace (lower jaw develops faster for eg). this can change a persons bite.
Whitening products do tend to make teeth more sensitive so although it is safe to use, you will see an increase in the sensitivity.

There could be many factors as to why you sometimes feel pain and sometimes not. You first need to determine the cause of the pain- see a dentist and have an x-ray taken. so yes, teeth do go into "remission" sometimes.

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