Do iron supplements cause tooth decay?

Not normally but... I would think that not in normal circumstances, but I would research and also see a dentist. If you are getting a lot of cavities, you may have other causes.
Iron supplements. Some medications can encourage tooth decay either because they cause xerostomia or are acidic. These include chewable Vitamin C tablets, frequent use of aspirin, some iron supplements in liquid form, some cough medicines, some types of asthma medication and some anti-depressants.
No. Tooth decay is a common, preventable problem caused caused by specific types of bacteria. No, iron supplements do not promote or cause tooth decay.

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Can iron supplements cause black lines on teeth? Today I noticed jagged line on front tooth I have never seen before and I look every day

Definitely yes, iron supplement tend to stain the teeth. This very common side effect, but the good news, this stain can be professionally removed during your next dental cleaning. Take care. Read more...

I really get cofused many search on net say phayte acid cause osteoprosies and tooth decay as it bind to ca and iron what should I do or believr>?

Interesting. Phytic acid is both an anti-nutrient in that it binds dietary sources of iron very efficiently ans well as zinc, calcium and magnesium. It is also considered an anti-oxidant since it binds free radical iron so it is a complex nutrient to fully understand. I don't think it can lower oral pH enough to directly affect tooth decay as many other acids do but it does affect calcium metabolism. Read more...
Pseudoscience. There are lots of anecdotal stories, but there are no extensive studies or evidence that show that phytic acid will create mineral deficiencies and cause osteoporosis or tooth decay. Read more...

I have low epo output and extremely low iron stores in bone marrow (aspiration done). Chronic anemia-can be as low as 6.2-8.2 on regular basis Can this affect my teeth? It seems since my dx 8-10 yrs ago I have had terrible tooth decay and poor gums. Of cor

Possibilities. It could make you more susceptible to gums disease. It shouldn't affect your teeth unless something you are taking is causing dry mouth. Things that could affect your susceptibility to decay are menopause, vomiting, and heart burn. You don't have to have problems if you take care of your teeth. Read more...
Unlikely. I'm unaware of any studies linking low iron or anemia to dental decay or perio disease. However, maintain good oral hygiene and be on the lookout for dental pain or gum swelling. Read more...

My son needs iron supplements, How can I prevent these from rotting his teeth?

Don't worry . The supplements will not rot out his teeth. Just work on his oral hygiene (brush and floss at least twice daily) and eat and drink a healthy diet. His teeth and gums will be fine. Good luck. . Read more...
They won't. But bacteria will. Start with a professional cleaning @ Dentist's office. Ask Dentist for proper oral hygiene instructions and diet review. Regular professional care is mandatory. Read more...

My son needs iron supplements, how can I prevent his teeth getting iron stains?

Baking soda helps. Iron stains on the teeth are just on the surface. Cleaning the teeth with a little baking soda on a toothbrush or piece of gauze each evening will help remove any existing stains and prevent them from accumulating. Read more...

What do you suggest if my son needs iron supplements, how can I prevent his teeth from rotting?

Iron doesn't rot. See Dentist for exam, cleaning, and to fix any damaged teeth. Ask Dentist for individualized Oral Hygiene program. Have ck-ups at least 2x/yr. avoid sugars, starches, acids. Consider a fluoride mouthwash. Read more...