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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

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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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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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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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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