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Enamel Loss

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Posted by: imobserver  (9 years ago)
Hi there!

I just visited my dentist this morning for a dental cleaning. For the past 3 years, I've never been to the dentist. He took Xray and then told me I had major loss of enamel on my front teeth and I have cavities on my upper molars. I will have them filled next week. What are the reasons for enamel loss? What should be done to help my teeth recover from this?

Thanks!
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Posted by: glaizeredeye  (9 years ago)
Hello,

Losing enamel could be due to excessive brushing, acidic foods and bulimia. Lost enamel can't be replaced. Once it is gone, it's gone.
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Dentist
Hi everybody!

Unfortunately this is true; lost dental enamel is gone for good – what’s important is to identify the source of the problem and then you can restore the lost material, for example using dental veneers.

All the best!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: imobserver  (9 years ago)
Hello,

I have a history of an eating disorder and I suspect this is the cause of this. Thank you for mentioning about bulimia. Great answers!
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Posted by: anyman4732  (9 years ago)
Hi,

that is a great answer i had the same problem and the only think i could think of doing at the time was using special tooth paste to brush and cover my teeth. Since then i have taken better care of my teeth but thank you again.
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Posted by: lawguy  (9 years ago)
Eating lemons, oranges,grapefruits and any other acidic foods can wear away the enamel.
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