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Old 11-17-2007, 08:41 AM
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What causes brittle teeth? I have a friend, about 60, who's molar teeth keep breaking bits off, does anyone know what causes this? The teeth that keep breaking have fillings, however the diet is very good, he used to smoke, only gave up last year.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:30 AM
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Jon - here is an interesting explanation from the Weston A Price site.

http://www.westonaprice.org/archive/silverman.html

With your friend, it seems like it is part of the aging process, plus the fact that the tooth is no longer entire. That is, it had suffered some disease process that needed drilling and filling in years past, so that broke the integrity of the shape and structure. Presumably, fillings degrade with the years, as does so much of our physique. Good diet and exercise put off the process for as long as possible, but nothing and no-one lasts for ever!
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What causes brittle teeth? I have a frien, about 60, who's molar teth keep breaking bits off, does anyone know what causes this? The teeth that keep breaking have fillings, however the diet is very good, he used to smoke, only gave up last year.

JonB, ask your friend if he/she has small vertical(nearly invisable) cracks on their teeth. If there is, (best seen with a flashlight/bright light) its most likely due to FLUORIDE.
Fluoride in water, toothpaste, mouthwash, and yes, at the dentists office.

The teeth become brittle, and little "chunks" start to fall off.
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Thanks Xania and PBD, will check it out.
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Too much fluoride can cause brittle teeth. Fluoride (a corrosive poison more deadly than lead) which is added to water by city officials is damaging. Swallowing toothpaste can kill babies. That's why there is a poison label on the back of toothpaste. If people live in areas with fluoridated water and they drink beer, soda pop, grape juice, orange juice, black tea, as well as have their teeth fluoridated by a dentist, they are getting massive amounts of fluoride, well above the safe range. If they have taken drugs like paxil or prozac (which contain lots of fluoride as well), their teeth will become even harder. They claim it prevents cavities, although this has never been shown. What it really does is make teeth and bones very very hard -- and so brittle in old age that teeth will start to break easily and require expensive crowns. That's why dentists promote it.
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hi, all,

i stumbled across this thread while googling the causes for brittle teeth. i am 25 years old, but i think i have had brittle teeth all my life. at least since i was 15, if not earlier (the orthodontist cracked something like 10 of my teeth removing the braces when i was 15).

is there anything that can been done about it? assuming that too much fluoride messed up my teeth, is there anything i can do (or my dentist can do) to reverse the process?

i have wondered about this for awhile. any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,

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Unfortunately not. You also should search on articles related to broken hips and fluoride. Dentists profit a great deal by selling this to you, so you need to read more articles from real scientists. Don't let them put this in your mouth again. Also, fluoride-free toothpastes are available at places like Shoppers Drugs and Walmart.

If you have high speed and a speaker, you can learn a lot by clicking on some of the movies here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GForW...eature=related



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hi, all,

i stumbled across this thread while googling the causes for brittle teeth. i am 25 years old, but i think i have had brittle teeth all my life. at least since i was 15, if not earlier (the orthodontist cracked something like 10 of my teeth removing the braces when i was 15).

is there anything that can been done about it? assuming that too much fluoride messed up my teeth, is there anything i can do (or my dentist can do) to reverse the process?

i have wondered about this for awhile. any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,

~domni
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:57 PM
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thanks tracy. i will switch toothpastes immediately. probably won't do much, but at least they won't get worse. i suppose i should also start drinking bottled water. not much i can do about the meds i'm on.

i'll also check out those videos.

thanks, again.
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If you have a problem with your teeth due to flouride you may also have other unseen problems.

You may want to look into iodine therapy as iodine will help your body to dump flouride.

Ozone therapy is known to actually stimulate the regrowth of teeth but I don't know where you would find a dentist into it in the US, there are only a couple. The point of the matter is that your teeth are living creatures and there may be a way to find remineralization for them. I have read that minerals can be absorbed by the teeth through surface contact. Keep looking. You may find a way to improve your situation in time. Don't believe the nay sayers because they will deter you from finding answers and believing in possibilities.

May I ask what meds are you on?
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May I ask what meds are you on?
currently on wellbutrin SR 100 mg, ortho tri cylen (for the past 8-9 years), and lunesta (i am prescribed 3mg, but i usually cut it into quarters, and only take when i am stressed).

in the past year i have been on zoloft 50-100mg, cymbalta 60mg, clonazepam 0.5 mg (occaisional, for anxiety and/or sleep), rozerum. i was diagnosed two years ago with major depressive disorder, but my latest shrink thinks i have a mood disorder.

when i was a teenager, i was always on meds for my acne (one of my dermatologists called it "angry acne"). the only ones i can remember right now are clindamycin, zythromax, and accutane.

sorry, tracy's post about meds really got me thinking about all the pills i've been on since i was a kid, all the doctors i've been to (soooo tired of them - i just want to be well!), etc.

thanks for the info. i will have to do some more research into this. i'm currently battling some kind of crazy tonsilitis and so i've been shining a flashlight into my mouth to see what's going on in there. i shined the light into my teeth and i remembered all the cracks and chips i've gotten. it just occurred to me to start looking into the causes for brittle teeth.

thx
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domnisoaradiane, many of the meds you have been on have a flouride moleucule as its central component. Think about that for a while. Duloxetine, the core molecule of cymbalta is a chemical kickoff of fluoxetine which is a flouride based antidepressant. (prozac)

You need to find a way to start weaning yourself off of this stuff but I would not do it alone. Find the best naturopathic doctor or medical doctor that uses complimentary medicine that you can find. It probably all started with those antibiotics you took as a kid.

Mood disorder is not something to attempt to deal with on your own. But I will recommend this product for sleeping.

Print out this page and take it to any healthfood store and ask them to order it for you.
http://www.heelusa.com/Consumer/NewProducts.aspx it will be a small start.
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thanks for your advice, but i'll take my chances with wellbutrin. i can't do anything about any damage i have caused to my teeth in the past, but i won't have a future if i stop taking my meds.
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currently on wellbutrin SR 100 mg, ortho tri cylen (for the past 8-9 years), and lunesta (i am prescribed 3mg, but i usually cut it into quarters, and only take when i am stressed).

in the past year i have been on zoloft 50-100mg, cymbalta 60mg, clonazepam 0.5 mg (occaisional, for anxiety and/or sleep), rozerum. i was diagnosed two years ago with major depressive disorder, but my latest shrink thinks i have a mood disorder.

when i was a teenager, i was always on meds for my acne (one of my dermatologists called it "angry acne"). the only ones i can remember right now are clindamycin, zythromax, and accutane.

sorry, tracy's post about meds really got me thinking about all the pills i've been on since i was a kid, all the doctors i've been to (soooo tired of them - i just want to be well!), etc.

thanks for the info. i will have to do some more research into this. i'm currently battling some kind of crazy tonsilitis and so i've been shining a flashlight into my mouth to see what's going on in there. i shined the light into my teeth and i remembered all the cracks and chips i've gotten. it just occurred to me to start looking into the causes for brittle teeth.

thx
~domni
Your meds are your problems, not your cures. You have to do whatever is necessary to get off those toxic poisons, before they slowly kill you.
Most of the answers are in lifestyle changes, change in diet, supplements,etc.
If you have emotional problems or mood issues, take a look at a natural product at www.truehope.com
You are 25, and on prozac and zoloft? That is bad, very bad.
You must take control of your health while you still can.
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Your meds are your problems, not your cures. You have to do whatever is necessary to get off those toxic poisons, before they slowly kill you.
Most of the answers are in lifestyle changes, change in diet, supplements,etc.
If you have emotional problems or mood issues, take a look at a natural product at www.truehope.com
You are 25, and on prozac and zoloft? That is bad, very bad.
You must take control of your health while you still can.
i am not on prozac or zoloft. thank you so much for telling me that i am bad because i have a disorder that i can't control. would you say the same thing if i had cancer? i think not.

this is my last post. i don't believe in western medicine 100%, but it's the best i've got.

give me a break
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I don't think pbd was telling you that YOU are bad! God knows! Many of us here have been through the drug thing for different reasons.

If I may try to speak for pbd I think he was saying that you are so young. Your chance to renew and get yourself healed will never be better than it is at this age.

Many people have done well with the www.truehope.com program and many others have done well with a product called SAMe for mood disorder.

These antidepressants like Wellbutrin and prozac are dangerous in the long run. You have many many years ahead of you and these drugs will slowly poison you, wether you believe it or not. Western medicine, you think, is the best you have but we are here to tell you to think again, look around. There are other choices, but ultimately, the choice is yours.

A good naturopathic doctor should be able to help you.
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