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Old 10-16-2003, 01:32 AM   #1
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ok my top front 4 teeth and bottom front 4 teeth are going see through at the tips i have no idea what it is but it started 4 years ago and its getting worse, dentist says i might grind my teeth but i do not grind them you can start to see its going see through around the side of the tooth, I think my teeth might be rotting i have regualr dentist checkups and brush all my life other then that my teeth are healthy. Does anyone know what might cause this, I eat healthy and drink lots of milk
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Old 10-16-2003, 01:35 AM   #2
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I know i do not Grind them and also i do smoke this might cause this, I am 24 years old male

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Old 10-16-2003, 01:48 AM   #3
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i the front 2 teeth are decaying are chipping just a lil, what can i do to save them my teeth are perfect shape. My dad had to get dentures when he was 40. I am so scared
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Old 10-16-2003, 06:01 AM   #4
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If you do not feel better after talking with your dentist, I would get a second and maybe even a third consultation with another dentist to be sure. The earlier you can diagnose a problem with a dentist, the earlier you can fix it, and the better a chance you have of preventing any kind of treatments you don't want (such as dentures) in the long run.

For chipped teeth, you -could- get veneers (the basic idea is they put a thin piece of material over your teeth) however, they are fairly expensive. Depending on how badly decayed/chipped they are, you could get I believe a crown or even a bridge, but it sounds to me like it's not too bad.

As for the slightly transparent teeth, maybe it is caused by smoking. Perhaps whitening your teeth would help? (Smoking does stain.) If there isn't any pain associated with it, and the gums around it are healthy, I think it's fairly normal.

I don't think there is anything too much too worry about I hope this helps.

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My botom teeth are like that. I do know that I grind my teeth. I don't know what else would cause this.


 
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The edges of my top and bottom teeth are translucent as well. My dentist told me it's natural. Everyone in my family has it.

 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:41 PM   #7
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some people do naturally have thin teeth or it could be several other reasons (clenching, grinding, natural chewing, bite, etc) if you have thin teeth DO NOT BLEACH them, it will make them appear more translucent. You could get your dentist to add a thin layer of composite (white) filling material to the back of your front teeth to give them depth.

 
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