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by rsprouse
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Small Claims court?
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

My opinion is that the most common problem with dissatisfaction of medical treatment in the US is from miscommunication between the Doc and the patient. More often than not a sit down conversation an result in a better line of communication and will allow you to air your grievances and will give you...
by rsprouse
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whats the ideal relationship between lower and upper teeth?
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

The ideal position is one in which no trauma is inflicted on your dentition while allowing for proper position to prevent trapping food and proper cleansing of your teeth and gums. In most cases that is an ideal Class I occlusion with 1-2 mm of overbite and overjet. But there is always an argument f...
by rsprouse
Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ur teeth shouldn't be in contact during resting apparantly..
Replies: 11
Views: 4471

In true rest position there should be no contact. unimaginative mention sounds like confusion with Centric Relation. Technically speaking, you should be in MIP when you swallow but that isn't always the case either.

Regards,
Rory
by rsprouse
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Very upset
Replies: 25
Views: 4920

I personally believe that healthcare is a team sport and should involve a team approach. Your provider (Dentist in this case) has many years of training and experience under their belt and is hopefully skilled at what they do. If you are uncomfortable with the diagnosis there is absolutely nothing w...
by rsprouse
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can kissing cause cavities?
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

This is a good one :lol: I have never read any research indicating that it is possible to transmit dental decay. I would guess that it is theoretically possible. But you already have the bacteria present in your own mouth that can cause dental decay. The secret to avoiding cavities is to keep that "...
by rsprouse
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crazy 5 year old story.. opinions please!
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

You should theoretically take your kids to the dentist around their first birthday. By then they should have their primary central, lateral, molar and canine and waiting on their 2nd molar. If you start them early you will gain their trust and they can realize that the dentist office doesn't can be ...
by rsprouse
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rotation Block? Pic.'s.
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

That is a distal step and you are correct, it is a tool to help rotate your tooth. You will hopefully see results pretty quickly with it so expect a little pain/sensitivity.

Good Luck,
Rory
by rsprouse
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: when to get teeth cleaned
Replies: 10
Views: 908

The ADA (looks like you are in the UK so do what you want :o ) recommends that you have a scaling and prophylaxis every 6 months. If you are in the high risk category, every 90 days is the way to go. Preventative care in dental treatment is the way to go, it will save you a lot of time and money in ...
by rsprouse
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: seeking orthodontist in NEw York City!
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: seeking orthodontist in NEw York City!

Hello, I am trying to find a really top notch orthosdontist in New York City. Can anyone offer any recommendations? I have a delicate, complicated case that requires someone with skill and innovation. Thanks! Any suggestions or leads would be appreciated! Check out Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling. Sh...
by rsprouse
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cosemtic Bonding AFTER Braces
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Brit27's reply reminded me of the term my ortho used to describe my laterals. He called them 'peg laterals' Just out of curiosity Brit, did the dentist have to numb you're mouth for the bonding? I forgot to ask! I'm going to get the bonding either way though. On rare occasions they might. But there...
by rsprouse
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cosemtic Bonding AFTER Braces
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Hi, You have to remember that you are dealing with the human body. There are no guarantees, only expected results. But I can tell you that with dentistry and orthodontics that things do not always go as you plan or hope. Bonding is a viable recommendation and may be the best solution for you. I woul...
by rsprouse
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unusual jiggling off tooth
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

I guess because I have 50% bone loss I already have a fear of my teeth falling out ( I am only 34 years old). So it sounds so scary to me to have them feel loose! But I will go through with the treatment, just trying to get an idea what to expect. But, you actually like the feelng of them being loo...
by rsprouse
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lymph Nodes swollen
Replies: 16
Views: 11204

Hi All! Just wanted to give an update incase someone may be having the same issue. The surgeon decided NOT to biopsy the lymph node because he thinks it is related to the cuts/canker sores in my mouth. I will go back in 6 weeks, and he will re-evaluate. That being said... a simple query online for ...
by rsprouse
Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Broken lig - how crucial to change?
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Which tooth has the broken ligature? And what is your elastic configuration? The quick answer is no, not an emergency or anything to worry about. But if you are that concerned you can call the office and leave a message. Somebody will have a key to the office or will provide information on the cover...
by rsprouse
Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening after braces
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

There is nothing wrong with trying the "cheaper" approach first. I can guarantee you that you can get a better result from a professional or in office system. But, the at home route may be enough whitening for your tastes. Everyone's expectations are different, the 2 weeks and $2X for the at home ki...