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Would The Acids In Lemons Cause Increased Tooth Enamel Loss Used To Eat Them
Can Ecigs cause tooth enamel erosion? I had a dark line on my front tooth that was fixed after a cleaning but it's back. Can Ecigs cause this?
Veneers: Dentin is the tooth structure below enamel, and it is yellowish in color. Thin/eroded enamel may allow more dentin to show through. If this is the case with your teeth, conventional whitening methods may be ineffective. You may need something to "mask" out the dentin showing through the translucent enamel, like porcelain veneers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am a mouth breather at night while i sleep.Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?
No: Dental erosion is not generally caused by mouth breathing. If you have teeth erosion, contact your dentist to find out the cause and how to prevent it. It could be your diet, frequency of food intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), etc. You and your dentist should be looking into ways to strengthen your enamel. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dental consult: There are ways to prevent erosions and to treat them if you have them. The treatment would be dependent upon the cause, the extent, the location, your caries susceptibility, your oral hygiene and the degree of sensitivity of those teeth. There is insufficient room to discuss these factors on this website. Your dentist can examine you and discuss these issues with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid: Wearing away of teeth structure usually caused by acid and bacteria is primarily a typical sign of erosion not just of enamel but of dentin as well. People suffering from gerd commonly get cavities on the cervical or neck part of the teeth where enamel is thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baking soda: After vomiting rinsing your mouth with baking soda in water can balance the acid from your stomach acid that erodes the enamil. Bewst to work on not vomiting. Work on making sure you do not get starving by eating protein(really a "balanced meal/snack) on a regular basis 3 meals and 2 snacks. ...Read more
Best .....: Better that you do not have a habit of eating lemons. Over time it will destroy your teeth regardless of how you try to protect them. It's like saying that you suck lollipops all day long and want to know how to protect your teeth. Better to change a bad habit rather than trying to minimize damage. Eating lemons nor sucking lollipops all the time is not essential to a healthy life style. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do medications like antidepressants antipsychotics antihistamines benzodiazepines cause enamel erosion? I am taking geodon (ziprasidone) and Benadryl now & concern
No, they do not: Harmful habits, like bruxism, might. Discuss this with your dentist. ...Read more
Anterior guidance: Properly positioned anterior teeth act to guide your back teeth apart during function, protecting the back teeth from excessive wear. If your teeth don't fit right, they don't work right, and they don't look right. Best solution, see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist to have your teeth properly positioned. Any other solution is a compromise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
I brushed my teeth once with al lemon jice for 30 sec i know it can harm enamel but can my enamel be affected from this single use .I'm vey worried?
No. You: Should be fine assuming you are in good dental health otherwise. Repeated usage will definitely cause severe problems. If you are experiencing sensitivity use a toothpaste like sensodyne pro enamel. Brush, spit out but don't rinse for at least 30 minutes. Make sure you are being seen by a dentist for regular check ups. Hope this helps. ...Read more
If you drink lemon water but brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after drinking it will enamel be ok or no?
Used tooth whitening paste for 2 wks (stopped now). Front teeth have been sensitive for last few days. Could those couple of days cause loss of enamel?
Toothpaste: Whitening toothpastes are usually a bit more abrasive than other toothpastes. You did the right thing by discontinuing use when your teeth became sensitive as you may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. Ask your Dentist to advise you as to best dentifrice for you, and best whitening regimen. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers