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Teeth Problems

Postby thebryans » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:25 pm

I remember someone once mentioning about problems with teeth and fibro etc,
Yesterday I went to the dentist for my checkup and dentist was very worried about the terrible decline in my teeth, I have always had very strong straight healthy teeth, ( do have a few missing ) But he said he was shocked at the cond my teeth are now in, he said they are really fragile, and that the enamel has almost disintigrated, I gave list of med I take now and what I was taking, combined with the fibro, arthritis, etc, seem this is all the cause of the rapide way they have gone over last 12mths,
So looks like I will prob loose them over next year or so, not nice, as hate the 4 that I have on a band now, ( fell off horse years ago)

think I need to look into this and get some specialist toothpaste,
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Re: Teeth Problems

Postby Mini » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Funny you should say this, the last time I went to the dentist just before christmas I was told that my enamel was wearing away and did I grind my teeth (I actually think I do without noticing) but its interesting you say that it could be linked to the FM. My dentist suggested rubbing on the teeth sensodyne after brushing them
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Re: Teeth Problems

Postby Roseofsharon » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:24 pm

MAy I ask what meds you are on? as I have in the past had very bad teeth problems and would like to do what I can to protect the teeth that remain (having lost some of mine, both to crumbling and decay and before I was on meds).
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Re: Teeth Problems

Postby Mini » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:40 am

Im only on Ami, and wasnt taking is that long before I went to the dentist so not sure if mine was just coincidence
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Re: Teeth Problems

Postby thebryans » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi, I am on

Baclofen ..... fluoxetine ........ pregabalin ....... propananol ....... tramadol ....... pracetamol,

dentist was shocked how bad they have gotten in last 12mths, so got to go back, and told I must wear my dentures, 3 top teeth, 2 bottom ones, to try to even out the wear on my other teeth.

Its really horrible as I was always proud of my teeth and went for all my checks etc.

hope this helps.

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Re: Teeth Problems

Postby Roseofsharon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:55 pm

Thanks for that. Yes it helps.
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Re: Teeth Problems

Postby Salgor » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Mini wrote:Funny you should say this, the last time I went to the dentist just before christmas I was told that my enamel was wearing away and did I grind my teeth (I actually think I do without noticing) but its interesting you say that it could be linked to the FM. My dentist suggested rubbing on the teeth sensodyne after brushing them



My dentist has prescribed a toothpaste called Durophat 2800 which is used at night. He also recommended Oral B Pro Expert for the morning as thinking is that these really do protect the enamel. He actually gave me some samples of the oral B and I liked it so, although it is a bit dearer than normal pastes it is worth it. If you are lucky there will be some specials on in the supermarkets. I managed to find Asda selling it at only £2 and bought a couple of extra tubes. I am lucky that I get my prescriptions free so the Durophat doesn't cost me and he prescribes enouigh until my next check up.

I also notice that I clench/grind my teeth a lot quite unconsciously and, when I realise, try to relax my face and jaw. It can be when I watching TV or on my computer.

So, is this another of the joys of FM :roll:

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