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Loss of Enamel & Other symptoms

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  • Posted By: HelpinOhio
  • October 15, 2008
  • 01:15 PM

Among a lot of other problems, one of the most obvious ones is with my teeth. They look really bad to say the least.
I brush my teeth 2-3 times every single day and they still look yellow, I can also literally see through part of them and they are kind of sensitive, they dont look strong. At first I didnt know why this was but now I know its because I have little enamel left, I dont know why this is. Other symptoms are that I think my teeth are too exposed, theres little gum left covering up parts of my teeth and I can see every part of all my teeth, I dont know why this is either. My bones and joints also seem very weak and hurt a lot.
Anybody know why this would be?

These are the only things I can think of: I never had an actual eating disorder but I did have severe depression before which led to me hardly eating anything, I probably ate 1/2 the calories of what I was supposed to and little milk for over a year around when I was 13. After that I ate a little more, but still less than I should have and hardly any milk on and off in cycles for about 3 years, I cant drink milk that much even if I want to because I have lactose intolerance and we dont have anything to eat that has calcium in it to substitute for that. Now Im realizing maybe I didnt get nearly as much calcium and vitamin D that I should have. If thats the only reason I look like this and its causing my symptoms is there anything I can do to reverse that??? Im taking vitamin D pills everyday and getting some calcium but I dont know if Ill ever be able to make up for the vitamins/minerals I lost in the past.

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  • I guess you can have them whitened as for example in some Polish clinics, I had it done there and then also had 3 fillings as I could not waith for NHS or could not afford it in England, I paid 300%less and the company organised everything including the flight:). Wanna try? Maybe you can get a bit cheered up with them!Joan
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 16, 2009
    • 01:03 PM
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  • Your loss of tooth enamel, possible vitamin deficiencies and depression can all be linked to Celiac disease/gluten sensitivity (autoimmune reaction to wheat, barley, rye, oats). This was the case for me and highly likely. I also had autoimmune hypothyroid. Ask for a celiac blood test. If negative, still try a 30-day gluten-free challenge, seeing what happens during the 30 days and after re-introducing gluten. Look up more info online about it and not just the "pharma" websites like webmd.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2011
    • 05:35 AM
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  • You may have a condition called enamal hypoplasia.
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  • Among a lot of other problems, one of the most obvious ones is with my teeth. They look really bad to say the least.I brush my teeth 2-3 times every single day and they still look yellow, I can also literally see through part of them and they are kind of sensitive, they dont look strong. At first I didnt know why this was but now I know its because I have little enamel left, I dont know why this is. Other symptoms are that I think my teeth are too exposed, theres little gum left covering up parts of my teeth and I can see every part of all my teeth, I dont know why this is either. My bones and joints also seem very weak and hurt a lot.Anybody know why this would be?These are the only things I can think of: I never had an actual eating disorder but I did have severe depression before which led to me hardly eating anything, I probably ate 1/2 the calories of what I was supposed to and little milk for over a year around when I was 13. dental mexico After that I ate a little more, but still less than I should have and hardly any milk on and off in cycles for about 3 years, I cant drink milk that much even if I want to because I have lactose intolerance and we dont have anything to eat that has calcium in it to substitute for that. Now Im realizing maybe I didnt get nearly as much calcium and vitamin D that I should have. If thats the only reason I look like this and its causing my symptoms is there anything I can do to reverse that??? Im taking vitamin D pills everyday and getting some calcium but I dont know if Ill ever be able to make up for the vitamins/minerals I lost in the past.Depression and resulting malnutrition may very well be a factor in your dental issues.
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