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How to Fix Overlapped Teeth Quiz

A smile is an expression of happiness, but it's hard to share your joy with the world when you're concerned about the appearance of your choppers. Fortunately, there are fixes for overlapped teeth. Can you identify the causes of overlapped teeth and the best ways to restore your smile?

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  • Are antibiotics needed during dental procedures for people with artificial joints?

    Are antibiotics needed during dental procedures for people with artificial joints?

    Antibiotics usually not needed for people with artificial joints See more »

  • Brace Yourself: To whiten or wait?

    Brace Yourself: To whiten or wait?

    So wearing a few thousand dollars worth of orthodontics doesn't make you feel like you have a million dollar smile? Shocker. But maybe whitening your teeth will help build up your confidence until those braces come off? Think again. Unfortunately, that's only going to make things worse. Brush up on whitening while straightening tips and see how well your answers, ahem, align with the truth. See more »

  • Can big teeth be shaved down?

    Can big teeth be shaved down?

    We love celebrities with larger-than-life smiles, from Tom Cruise to Julia Roberts and even Gary Busey. But when it's your own teeth, can a toothy grin sometimes be too much? See more »

  • Can dental work cause an upset stomach?

    Can dental work cause an upset stomach?

    Does going to the dentist literally make your stomach turn? You're not alone. See more »

  • Can dentists use non-fluoride toothpaste?

    Can dentists use non-fluoride toothpaste?

    We've all heard that fluoride is good for us but some people have concerns about the amount of fluoride they consume each day, between water, bottled drinks and toothpaste. What should they do at the dentist? See more »

  • Can you get financing for dental procedures?

    Can you get financing for dental procedures?

    While many people set aside money to cover medical expenses, dental work often isn't included in those savings. If you have to have a dental procedure but can't immediately pay for it, you may be able to finance it. See more »

  • Cavity Filling

    Cavity Filling

    If you've ever had a cavity, you've probably got something in your teeth right now. No, not the spinach salad you had for lunch. We're talking about something a bit more ... filling. See more »

  • Dental Bridges

    Dental Bridges

    Missing teeth? A dental bridge could be the solution. Find out here. See more »

  • Dental Crowns

    Dental Crowns

    Despite the name, crowns aren't royal treatment for your pearly whites; they're restorative dental devices that can be painful and costly. Why might you need a crown, and what are they made of? Find out. See more »

  • Dental Implant Procedure

    Dental Implant Procedure

    Missing a few teeth but can't imagine having dentures? Maybe implants are for you. See more »

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