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Weak Teeth 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 (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
???: 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
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