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my teeth keep breaking away over the past couple of months my back teeth have been chipping away one at a time today i was eating popcorn and a huge piece of one of them broke off i brush every morning and at night they don't hurt, not even when i eat an
7 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
40 years experience Dentistry
You : You don't say how old you are and you don't say if you visit a dentist regularly or when the last time you went to a dentist for restorative treatment. Your teeth can be breaking for a number of reasons including decay, broken fillings, stress from grinding, etc. The answer to what your problem is and how to stop it is available at the office of a local, trusted dentist. Only a physical examination of your mouth can determine the cause and treatment for the issues you mentioned. Best of luck to you.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Leonard Tau answered
Specializes in Dentistry
When : When teeth chip or break away there is normally an underlying issue with the tooth. Many times there is decay or a large filling. You could have rampant decay without any pain and if left untreated you could have many issues later. I would call a dentist who offer complimentary consultations to find out what is going on.
Answered on Nov 2, 2016
Dr. Robert Fields answered
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
If : If you are asking this question on this dental health board, you basically need to see your dentist. If you do not have one, please go online and go tp yelp in your local area and find a dentist who has good reviews and schedule a consult with him. If your back teeth are chipping away one by one, you definitely have decay with no pain. You do not necessarily have to have pain to have a dental problem. Brushing your teeth every morning and night will not prevent tooth decay. It helps.. But you need to see a dentist regularly and have your teeth cleaned regularly. Same premise regarding your medical doctor. You need to go in for a yearly physical, whether you are in pain or sick or feeling just fine. It is just practicing preventive medicine! good luck and find a good dentist in your area!
Answered on May 1, 2017
Dr. Neil McLeod answered
49 years experience Prosthodontics
You : You need to have been regular in the means of attainment of dental grace! church on sunday, haircut every six weeks and dental cleaning every twelve to sixteen weeks. Had you been seen by a dentist the predisposing factors that were laying you open to having this kind of problem may have been detected and the fracturing avoided. Many things cause fracturing, excessive clenching and grinding, biting routinely or even occasionally on very hard objects like pop corn, failing fillings or large fillings that crack the teeth because of the expansion and contraction of the mercury in the fillings, recurrent decay undiagnosed, and untreated, badly etched teeth that have eroded away from drinking acid drinks or sodas, purging the induced vomiting bulimics habitually do. Eating lemons will cause it to. Do any of those have a familiar ring to them? Might i suggest that you get yourself in to see a dentist right away, and follow through with the advice completely before you have some very unpleasant complications. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Victor Zeines answered
51 years experience Dentistry
This is not good: You need to see a dentist now! your teeth should not be breaking.. Since this started a few months ago i suspect that you have decay in many of your teeth. The lack of pain may mean that the nerves are dead...All the more reason to get to your local dentist.
Answered on Sep 8, 2017
Dr. Robert Tupac answered
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See prosthodontist: It is not normal for teeth to "keep breaking away" as you describe it... Even though you feel no pain, there may be some permanent damage that can only be diagnosed and treated by a dentist--make an appointment!
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
Dr. Alan Zweig answered
45 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: It is likely that you have significant problems if your teeth keep breaking. The good news (or maybe bad since you havent gotten treatment) is that you have no pain. Teeth dont fractured for no reason.
Answered on Sep 19, 2016
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