Transparent teeth?


Carmen Rivera
on Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

My front teeth are starting to get kind of transparent (if that makes any sense) it starts from the tips to almost the middle. I read that it is acid erosion. Mine i would bet Is from years of drinking soda. I am worried. Now that I know what it's from I have completely stopped drinking soda. I know I cannot rebuild enamel so am I doomed? Will my teeth over time just be screwed? I hope not:-( any advice or words of comfort? My teeth look great except for the transparent look they are starting to have :-( thanks!
 


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Bren
See your dentist on Mar 13, 2012 @ 01:34 pm

No there is not much you can do if its already been eroded and it depends on the severity of the erosion.You could go to your dentist and get a fluoride varnish applied so the damage does not get worse.Use a good toothpaste with fluoride and if your having sensitivity use something like sesoydyne toothpaste...If your going to drink cola or anything that can erode your teeth try using a straw it helps a little.See your dentist he is the best one to give you advise,there are so many treatments now that he may have the perfect solution for you.Good Luck carmen-rivera :)
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Carmen Rivera
I made an appointment for this Thursday on Mar 14, 2012 @ 12:43 am

I will let everyone know how it goes, just need some words of comfort before then:-/ thanks!
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takoda
Yes let us know on Mar 14, 2012 @ 09:09 am

I really don't think there is much that can be done for that, when its
gone its gone. But he/she should be able to tell you how you can stop it
from going any further. And hey with all the new things coming out who
knows they just might have something for you. It most likely will cost
you a pretty penny, but its worth it if it saves your teeth. A lot of
juice is really bad for your teeth as well, any kind of citrus can do a
lot of damage. I was just at my Dentist yesterday and they were talking
about how bad citrus can be if you drink to much of it and if you tend
to leave it in your mouth in stead of swallowing it right away. So you
might want to watch that as well.

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Becky
You're lucky on Mar 14, 2012 @ 10:54 am

You're lucky you caught onto it early!! With the technology we have today, I won't be surprised if your dentist is able to make the teeth as healthy as before! Think of it this way, if soda is doing that to your teeth, what is it doing to your insides? Isn't it such a good thing that you noticed your teeth right away and stopped drinking soda? This temporary tooth scare has probably saved your health in a big way down the road!! We don't tend to notice the harm we do to our bodies unless something big happens, and then we notice with a bang. It's a good thing that you noticed your teeth and it's given you the wake up call you needed to fix your habits! You have 32 other teeth in your head, and nowadays dentists can do magic to reverse the crap we do, so I wouldn't worry too much about it at all!! But you only have one stomach, one small & large intestine, you only have one health, and you need to take care of it. So thinking of it like that, it's a good thing that you got this wake-up call when you did. This tooth thing (which I bet is repairable) is making you adjust your diet, to keep you away from harming yourself irreparably. Thank you for sharing this with us too!! And good luck at the dentist!
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Carmen Rivera
Update! on Mar 15, 2012 @ 07:30 pm

Dentist says everything seems fine, she doesn't think I have anything to worry about! She said teeth at the tips aren't as dense as the upper parts so that's why you may have transparency. I'm really happy and relieved, and no matter what I will still stay away from soda. Thanks for your advice and help:-)
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fargiemargie13
Dentist on Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

I was discussing this with my dentist because I want to avoid this also. In more severe cases they do have special rinses for this but it will cost you. Definitely use Pronamel toothpaste and no harsh whitening chemicals either.
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