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Old 08-19-2002, 04:00 AM   #1
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happygirlcanada HB User
Unhappy Need Advice on Cracked Tooth!

I have just gotten over a nasty bout of allergic asthma, during which time I had all sorts of tests. My EKG indicated I "might" have mitral valve prolapse but who knows, I was on inhaled steroids at the time ... I am off the inhaled steroids now, feeling very good but I still want to get myself a bit stronger and back into my usual shape before I get another EKG to double check/ follow up. I was planning to go in about a month. Now, however, I just noticed that a crack in my front tooth has gotten worse and I don't know what to do about it! I can't risk going to the dentist for a little while until I have had the EKG because, of course, if I do have mvp, I will need antibiotics to visit a dentist. Other than brushing regularly, flossing, using listermint, taking calcium, is there anything I can do for my tooth ...? Thanks for your help/advice, which I really do need!

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Old 08-19-2002, 08:18 AM   #2
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simmie HB User

Avoid temperature extremes in food or drink; you probably already do that to some extent. Also, if it gets really bad, you might want to consider asking your MD for a prescription to take just in case you do have MVP.


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Old 08-26-2002, 08:19 PM   #3
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lola32 HB User

First thing is crack lines in front teeth are very common and usually never cause any problems. If you have sensitivity to biting on that tooth such as a sharp pain upon releasing your bite or strong sensitivity to cold or hot things, see your dentist for a consultation. Just because you see it, doesnt mean it is a problem. Also, calcium won't help since once teeth are formed, calcium can not be added or removed. It is a huge misconception that calcium will make teeth stronger.

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