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Dental Issues?

Dental Issues?

I just went to the dentist today. It was my worst appointment in my entire life. My only cavity I’ve ever had was on a loose baby tooth when I was about 10, but otherwise brush religiously everyday. I did not let coronavirus effect that, and yes I have induldged in sweets and junk, as have all of us, but nonetheless brush twice a day. To come to know that I now have seven cavities that weren’t there a year ago, I almost immediately threw up. This is astonishing. My family and friends are shocked. I… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Don't know how you feel about fluoride but it does help.
Any mouth rinse that states it is cavity-free or fights cavities - use.
Or ask your pharmacist for a fluoride rinse.
I have also taken Sensodyne or Pro-Enamel toothpaste and pushed it in between my teeth just before bed and leave it there while you sleep.
I've been a dental hygienist for 32 yrs - these work at slowing the cavities down and prevent other cavities that have started from growing any further.
Hope this helps!!

posted 12 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am feeling sorry for myself.
My routine cleaning at the dentist was upsetting. I have four new cavities that did not show up on
x-rays five months ago. As well as bone loss on a few of my molars. My teeth are rotting.
The dentist said that my body is being systemically bombarded. It is an internal issue. I am so sad. Not only the staggering cost because i don’t have dental insurance, but what it has done to my once cheerful smile. Unless I can figure out what is causing this, It will continue.
Medication is suspected.
From what I have researching,
Omeprazole (for acid refux) is probably the problem. Along with dry mouth caused by fibromyalgia. Omeprazole also could be responsible for the continued swelling and increased pain.
I will be working closely with my dentist.
I am discontinuing Omeprazole.

posted 16 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have to get dentures but have to come up with over $4,000 to do so and that is with my insurance from work. I am aggravated. My teeth are poisioning my body and I do not have the means, right now, to get new teeth that are needed. So frustrating at times. I have heard it's the Fibro, I am sure the meds, acid if you have IBD, GERD, etc, doesn't help either.

posted 15 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I can be totally honest with you! I brush regularly! Our meds can and do destroy our teeth! Brushing after every meal, mouthwash and enamel treatments.... I now am heading in for massive oral surgery and will have full dentures because of my meds!

posted 16 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Sooo many medications cause dry mouth! You sound like you have this all moving in a positive direction. Increase your water intake as much as possible.
Good luck!

posted 11 days ago
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