A 22-year-old female asked:
can using sensodyne tarter control cause weakening in teeth? i have an unexplainable chipped tooth. or could lack of nutrients have something to dowit
5 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 20 years experience
Definitely not: Lack of nutrients is also not very likely since the enamel is fully formed prior to the tooth erupting into your mouth. More likely there is undiagnosed clenching or grinding or perhaps previous trauma that may be so long ago that it seems unrelated.
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Once formed, teeth do not change. If there was a lack of good nutrition during tooth development than the teeth could be soft... But that is very unusual. Or someone could have a genetic defect... But than again that would be rare and it would also affect more than one tooth.
Dentistry 54 years experience
Neither: Even healthy teeth can chip if enough force is applied during eating. When patients see me with "explainable" chipped teeth, it's usually related to an uneven bite, bruxism, clenching, existing decay, unsupported enamel from a previous filling or previous trauma. See your dentist for an evaluation and treatment.
Cosmetic Dentistry 46 years experience
Weakness?: Toothpaste, any type, can't cause weakening of tooth enamel and chipping. Chipping is caused by tooth to tooth contact usually when there is too much force on one area or when biting on hard objects placed in the mouth.
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, no: Sensodyne Tartar Control not only relieves sensitivity, it also fights tartar build up and makes teeth stronger.
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