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Doctor insights on: How Does Protein Affect Your 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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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. I'm 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. I'm 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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My Doctor check my protein three times came back all good, I still have bubbles urine and when wake up in mourning I have dry mouth?

My Doctor check my protein three times came back all good, I still have bubbles urine and when wake up in mourning I have dry mouth?

Bubbles in urine: Foamy urine can depend upon protein excess, but seems like this is not case for you. It can also be due to urinating with a force, high speed secondary to a very full bladder, which is usually case in morning. ...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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Causes of protein in urine (0.30)? Could it be from a kidney stone? Also numbness in right arm and burned mouth feeling - could that be related?

Protein: The differential for protein in the urine is a lot. The best way to confirm if protein is truly in your urine is obtain another urine protein sample in a week. If sustained then have it further worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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I started drinking whey protien drinks and I started getting blisters around my mouth. Does this mean I have an allergy to whey?

I started drinking whey protien drinks and I started getting blisters around my mouth. Does this mean I have an allergy to whey?

Allergy: You may have an allergy or food sensitivity or it could be unrelated. I would suggest a different source of protein, pea, rice, or a different brand of whey. ...Read more

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What can happen if you don't eat protein?

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

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I'm wondering why can't teeth repair themselves?

I'm wondering why can't teeth repair themselves?

I'm not a dentist: But I do know that there is not a mechanism whereby decayed tooth material is extruded. Enamel that is eroded does not replace itself. Dead nerves inside of teeth don't regrow. God didn't design teeth to do these things - but I think that is why he made dentists. ...Read more

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Is it bad if a baby hasn't gotten any teeth by 10 months?

Is it bad if a baby hasn't gotten any teeth by 10 months?

No: Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more

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Please explain why don't whitening products work on my teeth?

Please explain why don't whitening products work on my teeth?

Teeth whitening: I am not sure what type of teeth whitening products you have used so far. You need to go to your dentist and get a thorough evaluation for teeth whitening. He or she can guide you as to what type if products are good and will give you the results that you are looking for. It is also wise to be monitored by a professional during the course of treatment to avoid any complications. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't brush your teeth?

What happens if you don't brush your teeth?

A few thoughts..: Bacteria that stick to your teeth produce acid. The damage caused by this acid includes cavities and periodontal disease (bone loss). Bad breath would probably turn off most everyone you approach. All said and done, ignore your teeth and they'll go away. ...Read more

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I can't stop grinding my teeth in my sleep, help?

I can't stop grinding my teeth in my sleep, help?

See dentist: A mouthpiece may help you with grinding or may even cause you to grind more. The type of mouthpiece can often determine if it will improve your problems, but the mouthpiece alone may not be the answer. Do you wear the mouthpiece during the day and night. Grinding is what occurs at night, clenching occurs during the day. ...Read more

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

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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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