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Could I have loose teeth due to menopause?

Could I have loose teeth due to menopause?

Tooth loss: Menopause does not mean tooth loss. Tooth loss is a function of poor oral hygiene, gum disease, bone loss (due to infection of the gum and not menopause or osteoporosis), tooth decay, accidents. So do a good home care, see your dentist for regular check ups and cleaning. And make sure you ask about the health of your gums. ...Read more

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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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I have been informed by my dentist that I have loose teeth due to bone thinning. Couldnt it just be from menopause?

I have been informed by my dentist that I have loose  teeth due to bone thinning. Couldnt it just be from menopause?

Related to menopause: Many women experience bone thinning after menopause because of lack of estrogen. Ask your doctor whether you should have a bone mineral density scan to check for thinning of your bones (osteoporosis). There are medications that will help slow bone loss. And don't forget calcium and vitamin d. Weight-bearing exercise may also help prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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I have loose teeth due to periodontal disease. What should I do?

I have loose teeth due to periodontal disease. What should I do?

Perio Treatment!: Find the best periodontist in your area, go for a consultation, find out your treatment options, follow recommendations, complete all the necessary treatment and commit to daily better oral hygiene by brushing and flossing. Also see your general dentist and have all your basic dental needs taken care of. ...Read more

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I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease?  How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

It's not age: It is gum disease - so aggressively treating the gum disease will help your teeth tighten up. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, they can be loosened up - so you may benefit from a proper nightguard. At last resort, the teeth can be tied together by a skilled dentist so they reinforce each other. ...Read more

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I am 42 years old and I have a wobbly tooth due to gum disease, can it be fixed?

I am 42 years old and I have a wobbly tooth due to gum disease, can it be fixed?

See a periodontist: A loose tooth means loss of bone support see a periodontist who can evaluate the tooth and the amount of bone loss if it can be saved the tooth will best be splinted to the adjacent teeth and bone regenerated if not then you will lose it. ...Read more

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Help! i just have sudden visual loss, could it be due to my cold?

Help! i just have sudden visual loss, could it be due to my cold?

Emergency!: You should be in an ophthalmologist's office right now or the er. There are a couple of causes, but not enough room to discuss all of them in this app. You need to be seen immediately! good luck and have a healthy new year. ...Read more

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I can't eat , I have no appetite could this be bc of my wisdom teeth coming in?

I can't eat , I have no appetite could this be bc of my wisdom teeth coming in?

It can be related: Facial pain and dental pain related to wisdom teeth or any teeth can definitely decrease one's appetite and desire to eat. We need to know if there were any changes in your appetite or inability to eat prior to your wisdom teeth coming in to determine if there is a relationship. ...Read more

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Have i ground down to the insides of my teeth due to bruxism? I've noticed recently that i can see what i think is a different layer of my teeth due to nightly grinding due to bruxism. The teeth don't hurt, but they do look different. .

Have i ground down to the insides of my teeth due to bruxism? I've noticed recently that i can see what i think is a different layer of my teeth due to nightly grinding due to bruxism. The teeth don't hurt, but they do look different.


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It : It is very possible that you have, especially if the color is a little darker. Consult with a trusted dentist in your area to determine what can be done to protect those teeth and the others you have from further damage. A bruxism guard could be the answer for you. ...Read more

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Back teeth cracked? My dentist told me that I have several small teeth in my molars due to cracked teeth syndrome. Is there anything i can do to prevent this? .

Back teeth cracked? My dentist told me that I have several small teeth in my molars due to cracked teeth syndrome. Is there anything i can do to prevent this?


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Please : Please rephrase your question. Typically cracked tooth syndrome is due to bruxism (grinding teeth) or chewing excessively hard foods (such as ice). Control of these etiologies will go a long way to reducing the potential for cracked teeth. ...Read more

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What to do if I have TMJ problems due missing molar?

What to do if I have TMJ problems due missing molar?

TMJ dysfunction: Tmj is a complex issue and should only be treated by a dentist with advanced training in this area. I have a lot of information about the cause of tmd and its treatment on my web site under services, click on the TMJ subject line. I also have some blogs on my web site with additional info about TMJ issues. The web address is cosmeticdentistaustintexas.Com. ...Read more

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I am overweight and can't seem to lose could therr be something wrong?

I am overweight and can't seem to lose could therr be something wrong?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I 've gained weight .Could this be due to fibroids ? I used to be 120 pounds and now 150.I am a health eater but can't seem to bring the weight down.

I 've gained  weight .Could this be due to fibroids ? I used to be 120 pounds and now 150.I am a health eater but can't seem to bring the weight down.

Not due to Fibroids: Fibroids are growths commonly found in the uterus. While they can become large over time they seldom make the uterus weigh more than a few pounds. A 5 lb uterus would be really really big.I would look for other causes of the 30 lb weight gain. ...Read more

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My cervix is high, soft, but definitely closed. I'm due to start in 3 days but worried I may be pregnant due to other symptoms. Can I still start?

My cervix is high, soft, but definitely closed. I'm due to start in 3 days but worried I may be pregnant due to other symptoms. Can I still start?

Pregnant?: Not sure what you are due to start, but if it is any type of medicine or hormonal treatment, take a pregnancy test and make sure you are not pregnant before starting. ...Read more

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Lower 2nd molar + impacted wisdom removed due to decay. When can I have implant & can I live without it and still enjoy food. Have all other teeth.

Lower 2nd molar + impacted wisdom removed due to decay.  When can I have implant & can I live without it and still enjoy food. Have all other teeth.

Missing Teeth: You can have an implant placed any time after the bone fills into the 2nd molar socket, which can take several months. Over time, if the second molar is not replaced, your maxillary second molar will super-erupt and create an uneven bite and possibly periodontal problems. You need to look 30 years into the future, not how you feel today. Discuss your concerns with your dentist. ...Read more

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Am I likely to have mouth muscle inflammation after having wisdom teeth removed?

Am I likely to have mouth muscle inflammation after having wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction and extent of the surgery needed. With a relatively straight forward extraction there would not be any appreciable muscular inflammation. With more extensive surgery it is certainly possible. ...Read more

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I am 49 year old, my two from teeth have started to protrude slightly, what could be the cause and what can be done for that.

I am 49 year old, my two from  teeth have  started to protrude slightly, what could be the cause and what can be done for that.

Cause is Periodontal: What normally cause the teeth to move on its own is inflammation or infection in gums, ligaments and bone around teeth (together called periodontal tissues) you need to be examined by your dentist to find how sever the case is and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods.Since 3months I didn't have my periods. I'm gaining weight too. What can be the cause?

I have irregular periods.Since 3months I didn't have my periods. I'm gaining weight too. What can be the cause?

Well first you are o: You are only 16 years old. Now it takes time for the period to regulate. You should have a virtual consent here or see your doctor to give a good history and then perhaps some blood testing ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more