Has anyone besides myself have experenice tooth loss or teeth breaking??? I have when I was 13 my mom put braces on my teeth after I got them removed at 15 and from then on I got alot of comments of how pretty white and straight my teeth are. Ever since I was 20 years old is when the dentist notices some receeding gum line. After that my teeth would move and I started grinding my teeth so they gave me a bit guard well I bit threw that. Anyways my teeth started turning to crap around… read more
I spoke with my very caring, brilliant dentist yesterday and told him about the correlation between Fibro and cracking breaking teeth. I asked him if there were special vitamins or something that we could take to help. He said that the reason teeth chip, crack and break, without the presence of decay is due to poor circulation. The teeth are simply not getting enough blood flow. He’s telling me this as my toes are numb, for no reason and I have tingling in my hands and fingers. I said that I am sure that poor blood flow is a huge problem with many people with Fibro. That is why we are tired, fatigued, weak, foggy, dizzy, numb, pins and needly, depressed etc.
So it’s true we’ve got to exercise more to get that blood flowing. Now for the other side effect of Fibro. Nerve endings from hell!! So pain, pain, PAIN!!! Then pain meds which, yes, some can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Along with the inflammation our body experiences when we push ourselves too hard exorcising or otherwise and have a flare up!!
So maybe blood letting, or transfusions, or infusions, I don’t know, something to increase our blood flow!!
Anyway, my dentist is taking the question to his Trouble Shooting Team (see he does care😊) and will get back to me. I will keep you posted!!!
Let’s hope it’s not blood letting, I heard that’s what REALLY killed George Washington!😬. And we all know the story about his teeth!!
I do know how you all feel and ive looked into dental decay/loss a number of times. This is what i found out.
It is said that FMS is not an inflamatory illness but thats not true. During a flare up our gums swell, trapping plaque and food debris. When swelling reduces, we are left with damaged teeth at the gumline and from there periodontal disease proceeds. Also, FMS affects mineral/vitamin absorption, leading to poor dental health. Get yr dentist to prescribe Duraphat toothpaste (high flouride strengthens teeth) and an antiseptic mouthwash (it doesnt sting like the ones you can buy). They will help a lot. I hope this helps.
Yes. I lost all my teeth. The literally started falling apart. Have you had your vitamin D levels checked? There are many factors, but that is one. A lot of times doctors shrug off tooth problems and say to go to the dentist, but health issues definitely do harm to the teeth. Do anything you can to fix them. Losing them is no fun at all.
Our health and dental care is such a sad state of affairs! I wish it were like other countries that provide it freely to their citizens.
I too have had a tooth break off & brittle, sore teeth & have also been told it's due to my lack of care, yet prior to fibro, I never experienced problems with my teeth. I clench my teeth together (subconciously) until it hurts then I have to consciously relax my mouth, & suffer with TMJ (clicky jaw). All post fibro!