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Doctor insights on: Could Eating Lemons As A Child Cause Acid Erosion On My Teeth

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can biting into a stone hard bread crust cause tooth sensitivity and slight afterache to liquid only in one tooth? Does sensodyne help?

Can biting into a stone hard bread crust cause tooth sensitivity and slight afterache to liquid only in one tooth? Does sensodyne help?

Yes: You have started a inflammatory process on the tooth called a pulpitis. It is most likely reversible, which means your tooth will eventually go back to normal. The inflammation is in the nerve and sensodyne can't help out there. ...Read more

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Can my stomach problems be caused by sucking a lot of sugarfree polo mints.. Ingredient sorbitol?

Can my stomach problems be caused by sucking a lot of sugarfree polo mints.. Ingredient sorbitol?

SORBITOL SIDE EFFECT: Yes it may be, sorbitol is notorious for causing frequent bowel moments and IBS like symptoms. If symptoms resolve after stopping that is a good thing. You should still followup with your doctor and get baseline colonoscopy. If you have symptoms above your navel an endoscopy may be warranted, especially if symptoms persist off sorbitol. ...Read more

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My teeth sometimes hurt from eating something as soft as bread. What can be causing it?

My teeth sometimes hurt from eating something as soft as bread. What can be causing it?

So many things: Periodontitis, bone loss, fractured teeth, cavities just to name a few. Call your dentist today to be seen and treated, and feel better soon... ...Read more

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What could be the reason that my teeth are sensitive/experience pain when eating sugary foods such as candy?

What could be the reason that my teeth are sensitive/experience pain when eating sugary foods such as candy?

See Dentist: Cavities (probably), fractures, exposed root surfaces. You'll need to be evaluated by a Dentist before your sweet sensitivity morphed into an abscess. Please call your Dentist now. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well as a yellow tinted tongue for a while now. I have bad nighttime acid reflux. Could reflux be the reason?

I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well as a yellow tinted tongue for a while now. I have bad nighttime acid reflux. Could reflux be the reason?

Possibly: Chronic irritation from uncontrolled acid reflux can cause structural changes in the esophagus, larynx, vocal cords, pharynx and tongue (usually not permanent except for strictures). A yellow plaque to the tongue may also be suggestive of a candida infection. Your doctor can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Can using sensodyne tarter control cause weakening in teeth? I have an unexplainable chipped tooth. Or could lack of nutrients have something to dowit

Can using sensodyne tarter control cause weakening in teeth? I have an unexplainable chipped tooth. Or could lack of nutrients have something to dowit

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. ...Read more

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Can acid erosion become worst if you are wearing a soft biteguard?I have acid reflux, and am worried about the lack of saliva flow & more acid erosion.

Can acid erosion become worst if you are wearing a soft biteguard?I have acid reflux, and am worried about the lack of saliva flow & more acid erosion.

I don't believe so: I myself have gerd and wear an occlusal guard with no issues. Make sure you take your medications as directed by your physician and follow dietary instructions. If not seeing a physician for reflux, please consider doing so. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do stomach acid leaking into the mouth from acid reflux have a negative effect on antibacterial rinse used to treat inflammation in the gums?

Do stomach acid leaking into the mouth from acid reflux have a negative effect on antibacterial rinse used to treat inflammation in the gums?

Reflux: Reflux into the mouth should not affect your antibacterial rinse. The acid should kill the bacteria. However, the acid will damage your teeth and irritate your gums. Typically, reflux should not travel all the way into the mouth. Gastric contents that travel back into the mouth is vomiting. Always speak with your physician about your concerns, they can provide the best explanation for you. ...Read more

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Is there a toothpaste or any thing can make our teeth protective surface stronger, since in past i had to eat lemons and brush my teeth directly after?

Is there a toothpaste or any thing can make our teeth protective surface stronger, since in past i had to eat lemons and brush my teeth directly after?

Sensodyne toothpaste: There are many causes for sensitive teeth like tooth decay, brushing too hard, receding gums, gingivitis and grinding or clenching your teeth, acid erosion (e.g. lemon, soda) could also be one of the causes. Sensodyne toothpaste for sensitive teeth that will protect your teeth, keep them healthy and strong. ask your dentist for more information. Disclaimer: no personal interest in this CO. ...Read more

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Can saliva be acidic? I think my saliva is acidic and is eroding my tooth enamel, what can I do to prevent this from causing even more damage?

Can saliva be acidic? I think my saliva is acidic and is eroding my tooth enamel, what can I do to prevent this from causing even more damage?

Yes, but THE reason?: Saliva ph ranges from 6 to 7.4. While acidic saliva from any number of causes can increase the possibility of developing both cavities & tooth erosion, that is not necessarily the cause of you your problem. First, testing the acidity of saliva is easy & secondly see your own dentist to evaluate your dental health. A website with some basic info on saliva: <a href="http://www.Brunswickdental.Net/fo. ...Read more

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4 weeks postpartum, tongue and mouth burns after eating chips or things likes soda. Roof is also sore. What is causing this?

4 weeks postpartum, tongue and mouth burns after eating chips or things likes soda. Roof is also sore. What is causing this?

Burning mouth is: a difficult condition to diagnose/treat. Certainly it occurs after eating/drinking certain foods, but also occurs without these triggers.It is possible that your altered hormonal milieu following pregnancy is a factor.Other factors include dry mouth, nutritional deficiencies (B vitamins/iron/zinc), allergies, reflux, medications, etc. Problem may be with taste and sensory nerves. Start with ENT ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste on tongue - like licking a lemon. Gets better with fluid intake, what could be the cause?

I have a bitter taste on tongue - like licking a lemon. Gets better with fluid intake, what could be the cause?

Lemon = acidic: Either way, a taste such as this could be indicative of cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, or even a sinus infection. Which, if any of the above is affecting you remains unknown. Please consult with a local dentist to rule out any tooth/gum problems, and then with your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Having toungh infections often, is it my sleeping, gastric or other problem? I brush, mouthwash regularly.

Having toungh infections often,  is it my sleeping, gastric or other problem? I brush, mouthwash regularly.

Canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Take care. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for yellow tinted/slight white layer on tongue? I have bad acid reflux, urinary problems, and don't drink much water.

What could be the reason for yellow tinted/slight white layer on tongue? I have bad acid reflux, urinary problems, and don't drink much water.

White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, ; not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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How much contribution does this have on formation of cavities?: not brushing teeth one night after drinking coke

How much contribution does this have on formation of cavities?: not brushing teeth one night after drinking coke

Hard to quantify: You've asked a difficult question to answer. If this was the only time and you are rigorous about your oral hygiene under normal circumstances, than the additional risk was minute. If on the other hand this is a repeated pattern, than you're at a higher degree of risk. Regardless, it sounds like you already know the appropriate behavior! be tough and stick with the program! ...Read more

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I have digestive issues such as excessive belching and bloated. Dr thinks is bacteria overgrowth. Will this cause my tongue to be yellow in the back?

I have digestive issues such as excessive belching and bloated. Dr thinks is bacteria overgrowth. Will this cause my tongue to be yellow in the back?

UNLIKELY: Bacterial overgrowth is not common and not most likely cause possibilities spasm(irritable bowel), milk or gluten intolerance overgrowth lo on list none of above would cause yellow tongue ? Cause would see gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dentist said i had bone loss. Does this mean I could be losing teeth young? Can lack of flossing or crowded teeth be the cause. How to prevent it?

Dentist said i had bone loss. Does this mean I could be losing teeth young? Can lack of flossing or crowded teeth be the cause. How to prevent it?

Bone loss: The bone helps support the teeth. So yes, if you continue to lose bone over the years you are on your way to losing teeth. Crowded teeth make it more likely for food to collect around the teeth and more difficult to keep them clean. Proper tooth brushing, flossing and a diet that does not promote tooth decay and periodontal disease is essential for healthy teeth and gums. ...Read more