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Dr. Abel Loredo
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Fragile Teeth (Overview)

Teeth which are easily broken or damaged. This may be a result of the teeth in question having extensive dental restorations, or an enamel matrix which is genetically weak or undermined by extensive decay.


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What can I do about my fragile teeth? I fear grinding will cause more to chip.

What can I do about my fragile teeth? I fear grinding will cause more to chip.

Night guard.: Night guards fabricated and adjusted by your dentist to fit your mouth exactly area your best option. Soft night guards don't tend to protect your teeth as well. ...Read more

Dr. Abel Loredo
118 Doctors shared insights

Fragile Teeth (Overview)

Teeth which are easily broken or damaged. This may be a result of the teeth in question having extensive dental restorations, or an enamel matrix which is genetically weak or undermined by extensive decay.


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Do mouthpieces help keep fragile teeth safe or is there still a pretty big risk?

Do mouthpieces help keep fragile teeth safe or is there still a pretty big risk?

They help but...: They can help but if the blow to them is hard enough, the teeth and gums can still be broken or injured. Don't forget to "duck". ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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I'm curious as to what can I do about my fragile teeth?

I'm curious as to what can I do about my fragile teeth?

Fragile teeth: In almost all cases "fragile teeth" are do to a history of poor oral hygiene, eating and drinking food high in sugars and acids, infrequent routine visits to your dentist, not following dentist's recommendations and less than ideal dental care. I can't know what's your situation. See a competent dentist who can examine you, go over your dental history and answer your question. Turn things around. ...Read more

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How can I address the fact that I have fragile teeth?

How can I address the fact that I have fragile teeth?

Exam: Fragile teeth if properly diagnosed properly is relatively rare but very real so important you get a thorough examination and proper examination. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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I'm curious as to what can I do about my fragile teeth?

Fragile teeth: In almost all cases "fragile teeth" are do to a history of poor oral hygiene, eating and drinking food high in sugars and acids, infrequent routine visits to your dentist, not following dentist's recommendations and less than ideal dental care. I can't know what's your situation. See a competent dentist who can examine you, go over your dental history and answer your question. Turn things around. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fragile teeth?

Fragile Teeth: Teeth which are easily broken or damaged. This may be a result of the teeth in question having extensive dental restorations, or an enamel matrix which is genetically weak or undermined by extensive decay. ...Read more

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Do mouthpieces help keep fragile teeth safe or is there still a pretty big risk?

They help but...: They can help but if the blow to them is hard enough, the teeth and gums can still be broken or injured. Don't forget to "duck". ...Read more

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What can I do about my fragile teeth? I fear grinding will cause more to chip.

Night guard.: Night guards fabricated and adjusted by your dentist to fit your mouth exactly area your best option. Soft night guards don't tend to protect your teeth as well. ...Read more

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Crest whitestrips safe to use for weak teeth?

Crest whitestrips safe to use for weak teeth?

Weak?: Bleaching is generally safe, however you do not want to bleach teeth with decay or severe decalcification. See your dentist for a check up and then continue with the bleaching. Remember crowns and fillings will not bleach. ...Read more

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What do I do if gatorade made my teeth fragile?

What do I do if gatorade made my teeth fragile?

Stop: Stop drinking gatorade and sports drinks, sodas, and all beverages that are high in sugar and acids. See a dentist who can do a complete and thorough clinical exam along with a complete set of x-rays. Then he\she can discuss both how to restore your teeth to health as well as keeping them healthy for the future. ...Read more

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Does having sensitive teeth means you've got weak teeth?

Does having sensitive teeth means you've got weak teeth?

No: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity. See your dentist to determine what the cause of the sensitivity is. Frequently, a change in toothpaste and brushing technique is all that is needed to dramatically reduce sensitivity. ...Read more

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Is having sensitive teeth the same thing as having weak teeth?

Is having sensitive teeth the same thing as having weak teeth?

Not necessaily: Sensitive teeth is usually caused by gum recession or root exposure of the tooth. This has nothing to do with the strength of a tooth. ...Read more

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Are weak teeth genetic?

Are weak teeth genetic?

Sometimes: There are specific, very uncommon genetic conditions that cause weak teeth. More commonly, teeth have different levels of resistance to disease that may be genetic. If someone in your family has lots of tooth problems, others should be sure to maximize their preventive efforts. ...Read more

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Why do weak teeth break or chip?

Fragile: Teeth are usually weak due to decay or previous fillngs. Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies, but that means they are also more brittle. Think of them like porcelain, a very strong but brittle material. ...Read more

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What are signs of having weak teeth?

Weak teeth?: There is no such thing as weak teeth. There is no such thing as soft teeth. Teeth break down as a result of decay, periodontal (gum) disease, poor oral hygiene. ...Read more

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How do you make weak teeth stronger?

How do you make weak teeth stronger?

Diet, flouride: Teeth can be strengthened with flouride and some calcium/phosphorus toothpastes. You can also avoid acidic foods and sugars of course. ...Read more

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What are some causes for incredibly weak teeth?

Several things: If by incredibly weak teeth you mean teeth that get a lot of decay and break down, your diet may be at fault. If you eat a lot of acidic foods which can attack the enamel, this may lead to weakened areas of the enamel. Also, the enamel crystal may be deformed, thereby weakening it. Also, if your saliva does not contain the proper elements, this may lead to increased breakdown of your enamel. ...Read more

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I have weak teeth and don't know what to do. Help?

Quality matters. ..: I recommend you seek out a dentist who uses the finest, biologically compatible, strengthening white dental materials available. Also, a dentist who works in microscopic surgical loupes & makes sure there is a microscopic seal. This can help you to retain dental crowns & fillings. Weak teeth are challenging & require exceptional quality materials & workmanship. Put money away yearly for your teeth. ...Read more

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Can you get braces if you have weak teeth?

Maybe: What are weak teeth? Has your enamel been determined to have reduced hardness or thickness for some genetic reason? Best thing to do is present to an orthodontic specialist for an opinion. ...Read more

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Can people with weak teeth still get braces?

Can people with weak teeth still get braces?

Yes, however: Weak teeth usually means a higher rate of decay. When brackets and bands are placed on teeth, they make it difficult to clean all the surfaces of your teeth. Without immaculate home care during ortho, you are high risk of decay. You might consider invisalign orthodontics. Its easier to maintain and clean teeth with that system. ...Read more

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Is it common to have weak teeth after braces?

Is it common to have weak teeth after braces?

Not at all: Having weak teeth after braces in not common but happens rarely when teeth enamel becomes soft and demineralized from the long term contacts of the brackets with no enough flouride reaching those areas in contact.
There are multiple options to consider when restoring those teeth.. ...Read more

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Filter water but afraid of getting weak teeth. What is best for kids?

Filter water but afraid of getting weak teeth. What is best for kids?

Fluoride and more: There are multivitamins with Fluoride available, Fluoride rinse (for kids old enough to reliably spit it out), topical Fluoride that dentist can apply onto teeth. Also make sure your kids eat a healthy diet, brush and floss regularly, and get regular dental cleanings. ...Read more

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Why do my teeth hurt when I chew gum? Does that mean I have weak teeth or cavities?

Why do my teeth hurt when I chew gum? Does that mean I have weak teeth or cavities?

Depends: It depends on where the pain is, when it happens, how long it lasts and can anything else make the pain happen. It could be a muscle problem related to your bite, it could be a fractured tooth, it could be a cavity. Without a thorough exam nobody can tell. Make an appointment to get it checked out before something more involved happens. ...Read more

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Why is the enamel on my teeth chipping off so easily and eroding. I wear a biteguard and do everything I am suppose to do, do I just have weak teeth?

Why is the enamel on my teeth chipping off so easily and eroding. I wear a biteguard and do everything I am suppose to do, do I just have weak teeth?

Imbalance: When teeth, jaws, and muscles are out of balance, teeth are subjected to excessive wear. Trauma, grinding, clenching, large old fillings, eating hard candy/ice, can all fracture the enamel. An occlusal orthotic to bring jaws/muscles back into balance is good 1st step. Occlusion can then be evaluated to see if ortho rx, restorations, or both are needed. ...Read more

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Would porcelain veneers be a better option for someone with weak teeth?

Would porcelain veneers be a better option for someone with weak teeth?

Not necessarily.: "weak teeth" can have differing meanings. Evaluation by a dentist is best to determine if veneers are recommended, or if there is a better alternative. ...Read more

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How common is replenish tooth decay? I feel like I am the only one with this type of weak teeth?

How common is replenish tooth decay? I feel like I am the only one with this type of weak teeth?

???: Please explain what you mean by "replenish tooth decay." there are lots of ways to manage decay in adults. If you mean "recurrent" decay around old restorations, talk to your dentist about diet control, flossing. Fluoride rinses and treatments, anti-microbial rinses, and many other approaches. ...Read more

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I feel sensitive and weak teeth and jaw, difficulty in chewing food and then after few hours or night's rest I am fine... What is it due to? Please ex

I feel sensitive and weak teeth and jaw, difficulty in chewing food and then after few hours or night's rest I am fine... What is it due to? Please ex

Needs to be seen: The internet is wonderful for many things. However, these types of situations require a one on one clinical exam, x-rays and an evaluation by a dentist. Merely giving you a list of possibilities will not serve you in any way. Set up an appointment with your own dentist and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Earache, very sore throat, runny nose, chills, body feels weak, teeth/gum pain and nauseous. What can it be and what to do to treat all symptoms?

Earache, very sore throat, runny nose, chills, body feels weak, teeth/gum pain and nauseous. What can it be and what to do to treat all symptoms?

Perhaps a virus?: You listed many symptoms which are all probably related. If you see a physician, I'm confident he\she will be able to help you feel better. We can't diagnose and treat you over the internet. Wouldn't that be wonderful? ...Read more

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