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Old 12-06-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
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Greying Teeth

Ok I've been on doxy for 3 weeks. My teeth we're looking a bit transluecent before treatment, but now that i'm on doxy they are turning grey! I know this is a side affect in kids under 8, but why me, a 30 year old????!!!

It's disturbing me. i"m not sure if it's the drugs or something else!

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Old 12-06-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
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Re: Greying Teeth

So a friend of mine who's a scientist just told me this:

The drug can cause something called enamel hypoplasia - where the enamel on your teeth can be destroyed. if this happens, you're essentially like a child who's teeth are still forming/growing. That leaves the door open to the graying thing.

And i had noticed my enamel was thinning a few months ago, so I think this just made it worse

Old 12-06-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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Re: Greying Teeth

Hi Aimiloo.

I was on Doxy for 9 months and I have toth discoloration too.

My teeth are gray-ish, some are dark gray/blackish around the edges. GROSS!

I stopped the Doxy a long time ago and my teeth are the same. Once I get a job (I got laid off on halloween), I'll be able to afford a few visits to the dentist.

Have you tried a whitening mechanism like the white strips I see on TV?

Try not to worry, when you get better you can get those teeth of yours looking better than ever!

Peace and health to you,

Old 12-07-2007, 11:03 AM   #4
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Re: Greying Teeth

YEs vanity is a very small price to pay for me feeling better!!! <3

Old 12-16-2007, 07:35 PM   #5
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Re: Greying Teeth

I go to the dentist every 4 months, as opposed to the recommended every 6 months... As to avoid this problem. It really seems to do the trick. I know some without insurance my not be able to afford this, but hopefully it's an option.

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