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Doctor insights on: How Does Protein Affect Your Teeth

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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How true that eggs affects baby teeth and could cause decay since its high in protein?

How true that eggs affects baby teeth and could cause decay since its high in protein?

Protein: Protein doesn't cause tooth decay. Decay is caused by bacteria taking sugars out of foods and converting sugars into acids, which etch the calcium out of tooth enamel. If you child has teeth present, and especially if baby has celebrated 1st b'day, it's time for Dental Examination. Search out a pediatric Dental Specialist who can help you with diet, oral hygiene, development, fluoride, etc. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could lack of protein create bone loss in your teeth?

Can you say if it could lack of protein create bone loss in your teeth?

Decalcification: Or loss of calcium in your teeth is what i think you are referring to. This is much more commonly associated with acidity in the mouth most commonly caused by bacterial metabolism of sugar or oral exposure to stomach acid. If extreme protein deficiency causes a change in oral acidity, it is possible but there are many more likely causes. ...Read more

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Would it b ok if i just drink protein shakes that body builders drink. My teeth r bad and its hard for me to eat. Im losing weight. I weigh maybe 100?

Would it b ok if i just drink protein shakes that body builders drink. My teeth r bad and its hard for me to eat. Im losing weight. I weigh maybe 100?

See the dentist: You should go to the dentist as soon as possible to see why your teeth are hurting. It is not normal or healthy to have chronic tooth pain. Drinking protein shakes may be a short term solution to your problem, but this can't go on forever. Please see the dentist before your health deteriorates further. I would also advise a visit to your md for a checkup. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is the best working protein supplement for bulking?

Dental experts! what is the best working protein supplement for bulking?

Seriously? Dental?: Bulking for what? Tongue size? Talk to your pcp for referral to a competent sports medicine specialist before adding "supplements" of any kind to your exercise program. Especially at almost 40, you must be cautious of the strain on your no-longer-18 joints and ligaments. ...Read more

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Why do I have a chronically elevated C reactive protein? I am afebrile, asymptomatic, eat a healthy anti inflammatory diet, have no dental disease.

Why do I have a chronically elevated C reactive protein?  I am afebrile, asymptomatic, eat a healthy anti inflammatory diet, have no dental disease.

Ignore it: I'm a pathologist and focused on the lab. Often, I wish we didn't even check CRP's. It's worthless except as an adjunct to the big picture. There's talk of it being a weak coronary risk factor -- but what are you going to do about it? Just live healthy. Plenty of people are in your situation -- we've just created one more thing to worry unnecessarily about. Manage your health & put it out of mind. ...Read more

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After dental work a white and dark patch appeared on my gums. A doctor diagnosed gingivitis. No pain. CR protein is 8 ( normal 0 to 5) Should i worry?

After dental work a white and dark patch appeared on my gums. A doctor diagnosed gingivitis. No pain. CR protein is 8 ( normal 0 to 5) Should i worry?

Yes/no: No because it could be simply blanched tissue or trauma from current treatment which will heal on its own and the dark patch could be an "amalgam tattoo" if old amalgam was removed during treatment. If you still have concern just call the dentist that did the work and ask them to evaluate the area. No worries ...Read more

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What can happen if you don't eat protein?

Protein: Protein, fats, and carbs, are the major nutrients to keep the body energized and healthy. Missing one of them is not good. You can get tired, weak, loose muscle mass. If you don't each much protein consider taking a protein shake each morning but things like eggs, cheese, nuts, etc. Are best. ...Read more

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What are some drinks that won't stain my teeth?

What are some drinks that won't stain my teeth?

Water, for sure: Other liquids with little or no natural or artificial coloring would fit the bill. If your teeth do stain over time, you can always have them whitened. ...Read more