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sick
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At my last dentist appointment I found out that the enamel is coming off of my teeth because I suffer from dry mouth all the time.

What can we do to protect our teeth? I use Biotene products but they must not be enough to protect my teeth.

sick

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What type of abx are you on? If you're on the cycline meds, they will cause this.

You could try oil pulling, I'm getting ready to try this.

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Yeast??

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A topical fluoride rinse will help strenghthen enamel. Stronger enamel is more resistant to decay.

Just rinse and spit, you're not ingesting it. A generic brand is just as good as the name brand. Same thing.

Thin enamel is more prone to decay. Thin enamel is also prone to sensitivity (to cold, etc.)

Mouth breathers/dry mouth caused by meds will increase susceptibility to decay.

Tooth decay is a bacterial infection. That's the last thing you need- another bacterial infection to deal with.

Of course, you should be brushing with a soft toothbrush so as to minimize the abrasion of enemel.

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I experienced the same problem, along with cracked teeth. In addition to dry mouth, there's another possibility.

What's your vitamin 1,25D level? It's high in most lymies, and contributes to excess bone turnover, leading to weak bones and teeth. For me the problem stopped quickly after I avoided vitamin D intake and my 1,25D level came down.

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carly, thanks for sharing your dental hygienist experience; we appreciate it. [Smile] [group hug] [kiss]
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gum line decay is very prevalent in xerostomia
(dry mouth).
there is nothing you can do to stop the xerostomia, it may decrease with treatment.
you can only prevent.
as carly said oral flouride rinse or ebven better
gel used 3 times a day and exporated.
biotene i think used to make a gum if not any xylitol gum stimulates the parotid gland and submandibular glands to produce an increase in saliva.
also sugar free lemon drops may also stimulate some saliva flow.

decrease sugars and imbeded sugars to zero.
done feed the bugs that cause decay.
keep oral yeast under control by using nystatin oral rinse when needed.
scrub tongue and scape every time you brush.
a listerine antiseptic after all this will
keep the area sterile for a little time.

docdave.

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Fluoride is a toxin. Fluoride fries your pineal gland. It is given to people in countries where the rulers want to keep the people docile - keep quiet - do what I say! Are you really recommending this today to already ill people? Fluoridated toothpaste is a toxic drug! And there is no better place for the body to absorb a toxin than through the mucosa in the mouth.

Please do some research.

Take care.

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I agree that fluoride is not a good option. Look at M-Paste. I use that regularly.

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Fluoride is toxic. Use xylitol and MI Paste.
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My teeth were falling apart,suffered holes right thru them. When I started taking Citrical calcium and magnessium,it pretty darn close to stopped.

My dentist said that cant be right,,but it was for ME!!!

Lymies need extra of those anyway,so if you dont take them ,,,start!!.

Hi 'sick',,,,how ya been??IB-just don-

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Where do you buy MI Paste?
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quote:
Originally posted by fatigued15:
Where do you buy MI Paste?

We buy MI paste from our dentist or from ebay. Our dentist charges us $15 a tube and it comes in 5 flavors. Jordan had trays made and he puts the MI paste in the trays and wears them for 30+ minutes before bed. Jordan had really sensitive teeth and MI paste has helped a lot.

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My teeth do not have cavities. The enamal is just coming off of them. There is no decay where it comjes off.
My dentist has me brush with a toothpaste that he gives me. It has lots of floride and you do not rinse it off after you brush with it.
What is the MI paste?
Hi Don I am doing ok.

sick

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I use a natural product called Ecodent Daily Care Toothpowder instead of toothpaste that I got at the health food store. It's suppose to help harden enamel without Fluoride.
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Hi 'sick' .. good to see you again! sorry to hear about the problems with the teeth. There are some really good ideas here.

You may also want to find out it you have Sjogren's Syndrome, which causes dry mouth and dry eyes, among other problems.

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Info on MI Paste:

www.mi-paste.com/about.html

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The information on the mi-paste said to brush with toothpaste that contains fluoride. Then use the mi-paste.
I had no idea that fluoride was not good for you.
Do you guys suggest not using the fluoride at all?
My dentist beleives in fluoride so much that he gives everyone a fluoride treatment when they are in for their checkup even if their insurance does not pay for it. He don't charge you for them if your insurance don't pay for it.
sick

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Hey, I forgot to thank all of you for the wonderful information you provided. I am going to get some mi-paste right away.

sick

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My dentist has recommended Pronamel toothpaste. It is supposed to help with protecting enamel. It's costs $4-5 at Walmart.
http://www.pronamel.co.uk/en/about.aspx

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I have the best dentist imaginable and trust her.

She's extremely competent, nonjudgmental, sees her patients holistically, discusses any and all options for whatever teeth-disaster I present her, has common-sense up the yin-yang, and charges fully 50% below the going rate for every procedure.

Her take on fluoride? Just do it. She's practiced long enough to see a generational difference --for drastically better-- since folks routinely use fluoride.

I'm aware of all the scary stuff floating around out there about fluoride-- read tons of it years ago when I was trying to decide what kind of toothpaste my infant son should use.

We opted for the fluoride version and have no regrets.

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