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
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!!
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.
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.
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!