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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tooth Enamel Loss

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Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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I have bulimia question: tooth enamel loss, what to do?

I have bulimia question: tooth enamel loss, what to do?

Bulimia : The acids from vomiting are eroding your teeth and will continue to do this as long as you are bulimic. Get help asap. It is difficult but you are worth it. Your teeth can be fixed once you are in control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for tooth enamel loss?

Help please? What is the best treatment for tooth enamel loss?

Enamel loss: See a dentist to determine the cause of the enamel loss as well as the available treatment options. There is no one "best treatment" for what you describe. ...Read more

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What's tooth enamel erosion from?

What's tooth enamel erosion from?

From acids : Enamel erosion is from acids in the mouth. These acids can be from foods and beverages ( such as sodas, lemons, candies) or from the intestinal system ( such as acid reflux). ...Read more

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What do you recommend for tooth whitening if enamel erosion?

What do you recommend for tooth whitening if enamel erosion?

Veneers: Dentin is the tooth structure below enamel, and it is yellowish in color. Thin/eroded enamel may allow more dentin to show through. If this is the case with your teeth, conventional whitening methods may be ineffective. You may need something to "mask" out the dentin showing through the translucent enamel, like porcelain veneers. ...Read more

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If enamel erosion on eye teeth can I fix this with tooth contouring?

No: I would see your dentist to have bonding done on this tooth. You have already lost enamel on your tooth so contouring will only remove more.. The better choice is using composite to re-establish the contours of the tooth. ...Read more

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I am a mouth breather at night while i sleep.Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?

No: Dental erosion is not generally caused by mouth breathing. If you have teeth erosion, contact your dentist to find out the cause and how to prevent it. It could be your diet, frequency of food intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), etc. You and your dentist should be looking into ways to strengthen your enamel. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs of enamel erosion on teeth?

I was wondering what are the signs of enamel erosion on teeth?

Acid: Wearing away of teeth structure usually caused by acid and bacteria is primarily a typical sign of erosion not just of enamel but of dentin as well. People suffering from gerd commonly get cavities on the cervical or neck part of the teeth where enamel is thinner. ...Read more

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What can I do about enamel erosion on my teeth?

Dental consult: There are ways to prevent erosions and to treat them if you have them. The treatment would be dependent upon the cause, the extent, the location, your caries susceptibility, your oral hygiene and the degree of sensitivity of those teeth. There is insufficient room to discuss these factors on this website. Your dentist can examine you and discuss these issues with you. ...Read more

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What is used to mitigate enamel erosion caused by bulimia?

What is used to mitigate enamel erosion caused by bulimia?

Baking soda: After vomiting rinsing your mouth with baking soda in water can balance the acid from your stomach acid that erodes the enamil. Bewst to work on not vomiting. Work on making sure you do not get starving by eating protein(really a "balanced meal/snack) on a regular basis 3 meals and 2 snacks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for correcting an overbite to help enamel erosion?

Anterior guidance: Properly positioned anterior teeth act to guide your back teeth apart during function, protecting the back teeth from excessive wear. If your teeth don't fit right, they don't work right, and they don't look right. Best solution, see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist to have your teeth properly positioned. Any other solution is a compromise. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to stop enamel erosion and strengthen enamel?

Diet/brushing change: The usual causes of enamel erosion are excessive use of acidic food and drink and improper brushing technique.contact me for an inbox consult at health tap.com/douglasdds for more specific suggestions. ...Read more

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Used tooth whitening paste for 2 wks (stopped now). Front teeth have been sensitive for last few days. Could those couple of days cause loss of enamel?

Used tooth whitening paste for 2 wks (stopped now). Front teeth have been sensitive for last few days. Could those couple of days cause loss of enamel?

Toothpaste: Whitening toothpastes are usually a bit more abrasive than other toothpastes. You did the right thing by discontinuing use when your teeth became sensitive as you may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. Ask your Dentist to advise you as to best dentifrice for you, and best whitening regimen. ...Read more

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Could propranolol hydrochloride weaken enamel and causes teeth loss?

Could propranolol hydrochloride weaken enamel and causes teeth loss?

No: No, i t will have no effect on tooth structure including tooth enamel. However, many drugs including this one may result in gum swelling\inflammation in some individuals. See your dentist regularly to monitor your oral health. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can propranolol hydrochloride weaken enamel and causes teeth loss?

Help plz! Can propranolol hydrochloride weaken enamel and causes teeth loss?

No direct effect: Propranolol hcl is a beta blocker, which might cause dry mouth especially if combined with a diuretic. Dry mouth can increase the chance of tooth decay. You need to pay more attention to oral hygiene if you suffer from dry mouth and you can keep your mouth moist by sipping water frequently. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could propranolol hydrochloride weaken enamel and causes teeth loss?

Please tell me, could propranolol hydrochloride weaken enamel and causes teeth loss?

No: Propanolol (inderal) is a hypertensive drug, prescribed to treat hypertension and thus help with the headache in migraine. As a betablocker, you may have expererience gingival overgrowth which may affect the oral hygiene effort. Shorten the recall appointment with your dentist to make sure your oral hygiene is maintained and you will not have any problem with your teeth. ...Read more

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If you had a one of your incisor tooth taken out because it loss the dentin and enamel and you had nothing wrong with your root. what would happen?

If you had a one of your incisor tooth taken out because it loss the dentin and enamel and you had nothing wrong with your root. what would happen?

One tooth less: It would be helpful to have more information as to what caused the loss of dentin and enamel ( decay? bruxism? erosion?). Find out the cause, how to prevent it happening with other teeth and how best to replace the missing tooth. Without replacing the tooth, you are more prone to your teeth shifting, bite collapse, periodontal breakdown and cavities. ...Read more