Got some concerns about my teeth. I am a student in the final year of university, and I have noticed my teeth getting progressively worse here. I brush my teeth 3 times a day, and have always taken good care of them. But recently my enamel just seems to be wearing away completely, particularly near the gums, making them sensitive. A couple of years a go my dentist said i was brushing too hard, so i got an electric toothbrush and eased up a bit. But still my teeth wear away, and become yellow the longer it is since brushing. And to get rid of the ugly colour, I brush them to make them white again! Vicious circle? How can I remineralise my teeth? I am using flouride mouthwash now but after a few weeks I am noticing no difference. I dont understand whats making them erode. My unhelpful dentist just accused me of being a bullimic/alcoholic. Any ideas my appreciated.
You may have a high PH level in your mouth.Not many have it I have it and after many years of getting my teeth re-enamel I am looking at getting dentures.I mean they look great but one day I went to eat a piece of slice cheese and I had a tooth I had enameled about a year before just break right into.
It may be something you may want to ask you dentist and push the issue its rare but people do have it.
Some tips dont eat food that is hard like hard candy and bite into,dont drink alot of canned soda or herbal teas they are VERY high in PH.
Hope this helps.
Oh wow, thanks for the advice. I have never heard of such a thing, but its a possibility. I know alcohol is a factor (hey, Im a British student, what can I do?), but I dont see anyone else with this problem. The problem is bad today and Im getting fed up with it
Its almost like they feel gritty and rough too, particularly when I drink red wine.
In the meantime, in what ways can I help my teeth to remineralise? Does rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth help?
The only thing that did help me was going back to the dentist.I did use a teeth whitener to sorta even out the color.
I have been going to the same dentist for 21 years since I was a young teenager and he said in all his years he has only had 3 people with a high ph level.
Mine has to do (they think) when I was a child I was on alot of medicine for my kidney which stopped growing when I was 4 and he seems to think that is what did it for me.My mom was told when I young I may have to have all silver teeth but my baby teeth where great its my adult teeth it hit.As far I know there isnt a cure for it.I dont know if there may be a test they can do on your salvia to see if the PH level is high.Best of luck.
Ohhhh you may want to ask about getting ughhh I cant think what it is called but its a sealant they can apply to your teeth to help.I almost forgot about that again....
Oh my gosh, I am so happy you posted this because I have the exact same problem, and I came here to post about it!
I'm 22, and since the age of 13 have been warned by my dentist that my enamel was wearing down and that I had to cut back on drinking coke. I slightly ignored that pretty much through high school, but in the last 5 years especially I have REALLY cut down, I drink lots of water and I only drink diet maybe once ever 3 or 4 days. My dentist told me diet soda wasn't as bad, but at my last visit a couple of days ago she told me my front teeth now are VERY thin on enamel (it used to be mostly just the back) and she also accused me of being bulimic. I was so insulted I actually had to fight back tears until I was out of there.
She told me if I didn't start being "really careful", I was going to need crowns soon, and that scares the crap out of me. Is there ANYTHING else I can do, or that they can do, besides getting crowns?? I brush my teeth 2-3 times a day, floss, drink lots of water, I've never been a bulimic in my life, so I really don't understand what's causing this.
hey i'm a british student too!! a dental student! i have this tooth wear problem too, especially on my upper molars where the tooth meets the gum. in fact, i have an actual ledge there, just under my gum!! i asked one of the consultant dentists about it and he said it was most likely because i was brushing too hard and most importantly that the toothpaste i'm using is too abrasive (different toothpastes have different particle sizes in them, the bigger the particle size, the more abrasive) i'm using crest complete at the moment which i know is quite abrasive. i can feel the particles between my fingers!! i think sensodyne is a little kinder. i know there are toothpastes that are especially designed with fine particles (not sure which ones) for this problem. i rarely drink fizzy drinks so i know its not that.
also they recommend you using a medium softness brush too. if its hard you can cause gum recession too aswel as tooth abrasion!
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