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Doctor insights on: Would The Acids In Lemons Cause Increased Tooth Enamel Loss Used To Eat Them

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Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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Will taking a lot of fats lead to pain & cavities in teeth?

Will taking a lot of fats lead to pain & cavities in teeth?

Fats ; Cavities: Fats do not cause cavities, but fats are contained in many foods that also contain sugars and starches. Both sugars ; starches are a quick source of mouth bacteria. They eat sugars ; starches, break down, and "go to bathroom" so to speak--right in your mouth. What bacteria put out, after eating sugars ; starches, is acid. This acid byproduct from bacteria melts hard part of teeth, causes cavities. ...Read more

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What can lasers do to increase the height of gum recessed teeth that could result in less pain, etc., if at all?

What can lasers do to increase the height of gum recessed teeth that could result in less pain, etc., if at all?

Well...: If you're talking about adding gum tissue, you can't really do that with a laser. Theoretically there are some treatments where a laser can be used to desensitize exposed root surfaces. I say 'theoretically' because i've tried this with patients and have had very limited success. ...Read more

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My doctor adivised me to use toothpaste (I have some tooth decay). How can I reduce the risk of fluoride? Can fluoride cause ulcers? Thanks.

My doctor adivised me to use toothpaste (I have some tooth decay). How can I reduce the risk of fluoride? Can fluoride cause ulcers? Thanks.

ADA Seal: just for your information, the criteria the ADA uses for awarding the Seal are frequently more demanding that those of the FDA. Any product with ADA SEAL is to prove safety and effectiveness of any oral product. The amount of Fluoride found in pastes is completely safe for brushing and no causing ulcers. The fluoride-free toothpaste is also available. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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Can i store my sensodyne original toothpaste in the refridgerator to keep under 86 degrees? would it lose effectiveness and cause gum or teeth problem

Can i store my sensodyne original toothpaste in the refridgerator to keep under 86 degrees? would it lose effectiveness and cause gum or teeth problem

Probably OK: You should contact the manufacturer for further info. However, don't you think that cold toothpaste is going to hurt those sensitive teeth? And going back and forth from the kitchen to the bathroom seems to be a pain. ...Read more

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Could the use of 10% carbamide peroxide( nightguard bleaching) cause any damages to health( because of it can be ingested)?

Could the use of 10% carbamide peroxide( nightguard bleaching) cause any damages to health( because of it can be ingested)?

2 issues: do not ingest or inhale 10% carbamide peroxide, ORIGINALLY NAMED UREA PEROXIDE. .....other issue is that such bleaching could cause tooth/dentin/cementum sensitvity. ...Read more

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Could diet pills dehydrate your body and lead to tooth decay?

Could diet pills dehydrate your body and lead to tooth decay?

Definitely, yes: Side effects of the prescription diet pills include dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, headache and constipation. When dry mouth, without saliva, tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to occur. Your health care provider or your dentist can recommend appropriate treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does the fluoride from coal burning lead to tooth loss?

Why does the fluoride from coal burning lead to tooth loss?

It doesn't: Fumes from burning coal contains may toxic byproducts. Breathing in Fluoride containing coal fumes over a long time can cause skeletal fluorosis ( a very serious disease) , but it will not cause tooth loss. There have been only 4 mild cases of skeletal fluorosis in the us in the past 30 years. There are several million cases in china and india. ...Read more

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Can using sensodyne tarter control cause weakening in teeth? I have an unexplainable chipped tooth. Or could lack of nutrients have something to dowit

Can using sensodyne tarter control cause weakening in teeth? I have an unexplainable chipped tooth. Or could lack of nutrients have something to dowit

No: Once formed, teeth do not change. If there was a lack of good nutrition during tooth development than the teeth could be soft... But that is very unusual. Or someone could have a genetic defect... But than again that would be rare and it would also affect more than one tooth. ...Read more

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If 4 teeth got light polishing and one of them in the front got a bonding to fix chips can that lead to bite collapse. Clenching throughout, not much

If 4 teeth got light polishing and one of them in the front got a bonding to fix chips can that lead to bite collapse. Clenching throughout,  not much

No: The tern bite collapse has a specific meaning and given this information it would not lead to bite collapse. Clenching however can be a result of a disturbed bite. Polishing would not disturb your bite any more than waxing your car would change the way the doors close. A filling can change your bite especially if its high or hitting hard. Ask your dentist to check the bite on the new fillings. ...Read more

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Is there a toothpaste or any thing can make our teeth protective surface stronger, since in past i had to eat lemons and brush my teeth directly after?

Is there a toothpaste or any thing can make our teeth protective surface stronger, since in past i had to eat lemons and brush my teeth directly after?

Sensodyne toothpaste: There are many causes for sensitive teeth like tooth decay, brushing too hard, receding gums, gingivitis and grinding or clenching your teeth, acid erosion (e.g. lemon, soda) could also be one of the causes. Sensodyne toothpaste for sensitive teeth that will protect your teeth, keep them healthy and strong. ask your dentist for more information. Disclaimer: no personal interest in this CO. ...Read more

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Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride
where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Dr. : Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotionally charged issue with some activists going to great lengths to search for and highlight possible adverse effects of the mineral. Most of their claims are not backed up by valid peer reviewed research. Also understand that if you eliminated every food, drug and environmental product that has harmful side effects you would be left with little in the way of effective treatments for the diseases known to man and there would be significantly less in the way of food for the world to eat. The bottom line is that life expectancy is rising across the world, due in part to the advances made in health care products. I have included two additional links to help you. ...Read more

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Can MS cause your teeth to become brittle & break off also very prone to decay?

Can MS cause your teeth to become brittle & break off also very prone to decay?

Not directly: There is no direct correlation of ms and dental decay. However, certain medications that are prescribed for ms patients may reduce salivary flow which in turn may result in a greater tendency to get cavities and other oral problems. If you have a lot of cavities, it is more likely related to your diet and poor oral hygiene. Discuss this issue with your dentist. ...Read more

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I want to know that replacing resin fillings constantly year by year can lead to tooth loss or further breakage of tooth structure?

Replacing fillings: A natural tooth without decay or fillings is a very strong structure, resistant to tremendous bite forces. A compromised tooth (fillings and/or cavities) on the other hand is much more prone to fracture, so yes, the more tooth structure that is missing due to increasingly larger decay or fillings can lead to tooth loss or further breakage. A crown over the tooth will actually strengthen it. ...Read more

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Which type of food is harmful for teeth and can create cavities in teeth?

Which type of food is harmful for teeth and can create cavities in teeth?

Think Carbs: Of the main food types;carbohydrates, fats, protein; it is the carbs that provide the biggest problem.The primary carb offender is the sugars that are readily used for food by the bacteria that live in the spaces around your teeth. As germs use the sugars they break down to an acid that begins to dissolve the enamel. As it dissolves the cavity is formed. ...Read more

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I have heard that sunflower seeds damage the teeth and causes them to decay. is that right?

I have heard that sunflower seeds damage the teeth and causes  them to decay. is that right?

Perhaps in excess: Interesting question. If you eat shelled seeds and crack the shells in your mouth too frequently it might break down the enamel. See http://vegetarian.lovetoknow.com/Can_You_Eat_Too_Many_Sunflower_Seeds There's not much research on this. One study found "dried-roasted seeds" could lead to "tooth surface loss" but I could not find out if sunflower seeds were studied. See http://tinyurl.com/hxe6hwv ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to get my high acid saliva level down, and get rid of high oral bacteria levels to prevent tooth decay?

Balanced diet: Limit all sugars and simple carbs. Eat healthy, well balanced meals including vegetables. Cheeses are great in moderation. Limit snacking and drinks between meals (except water) but the most important thing to do is brush, floss, and an use antibacterial rinse. Chewing sugar free gum between meals can help stimulate salivary flow which buffers the acids. See dentist atleast twice yearly! ...Read more

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Can tooth decay cause loss of taste? Had it extracted and can taste much better?

Can tooth decay cause loss of taste? Had it extracted and can taste much better?

Sinus infection?: If this involves an upper tooth, the infection can get into the sinuses leading to a loss of smell and taste. ...Read more

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