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Growing Pains

Tooth Decay

30% of young people have tooth decay, so our resident dentist Dr James hits the campsites of Wakestock to catch some teens with dirty teeth and give them what for. To help him he has a secret weapon – a chewable tablet that glows blue when someone has plaque on their teeth. Plaque is a film of bacteria that covers teeth, and within two weeks it can turn into harmful tartar which damages the teeth. Unfortunately, nearly all the teeth that Dr James puts to the test show evidence of plaque, so it seems some reeducation is in order!

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I have really bad problems, my teeth bleed when I brush them, but it's the same two teeth. It's annoying, also the other day, I started getting migranes, (Thursday) I had felt a little weird all day. Then I thought my jaw was hurting, later onto find out it was my teeth/gum. I have tried pain killers, but can't swollow tablet's, so I crushed them into water, but only kicks in after like 3 hours? The pain is a lot worse at night times, ususally 'flares up' for about 5 minutes, then stop's and hurt's again about 10 minute's later, it's hurting too much, what is it? And how do I get rid of it?





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i have a very uncomfortable stinging itch on both the upper and lower parts of my legs , i have tried shaving and not shaving them and both came out with the same result , i have changed soap and washing powder and have also moisturised my legs andd nothing is working its keeping me up at nights and causing me to be irritable and fed up. please help me school is starting in a couple days and this is completley taking over my life i have hardly gone out due to restlessness and im becoming more and more miserable!!





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I have dicolouration on the bottem of my two front teeth, the tentist said it was caused by me swallowing tooth paste?! that sound really weird anyway my dentist shaved the front of my teeth and then put some kind of sticky stuff on them. at the time it was a big improvement but its chipped and looks horrible! i try not to smile anymore because of it, any sugestion on wht can get rid of it?





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