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Adult people usually have 32 permanent teeth and children have 20 baby teeth. Despite the fact that extra teeth in the mouth are quite rare, they affect 0.15-4% of the population. This condition is called hyperdontia and these extra teeth are called supernumerary teeth. Hyperdontia can occur in everyone but it is more often associated with people who have Gardner's syndrome, Down's syndrome, or those born with a cleft lip. In adult men, supernumerary teeth occur twice as often as in adult women. In this article, we will tell you everything you should know about supernumerary teeth.
Supernumerary teeth can develop in any part of the mouth but they tend to grow among permanent teeth. They can be found among baby teeth and it’s more difficult to identify them since they are similar to other teeth and are in the correct position. A clinical examination at the dentist or...
Invisalign: A Near Death Experience
I would like to tell my story of a near fatal experience wearing Invisalign braces. I was 54 years old at the time, and have always been active and in great shape. I didn't even take any medication, except, Estrogen. I am, overly sensitive to chemicals and medications. I might be one in a million to have such a sever reaction, but even if I help one other person I will feel good.
My dentist said that it would take two years with Invisalign because my teeth were so crooked. I started with them in November of 2007. My dentist was proud of me because he knew I was very disciplined and kept them in the required time. He said most people cheated and didn't wear them as many hours as suggested.
In early 2008 I started feeling poorly, tired, and achy. I went to...