(Closed) dentist says no candy… :-(

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

are you taking fluoride tablets or gargle, it strengthens your teeth heaps. When I visit my dentist I always have a fluoride treatment as well, never had a cavity ever! touch wood!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My sister’s teeth are really bad like yours. She has weak enamel. I eat way too much candy and sugary things too….I wish I had the willpower to give it up!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can sympathize…I’ve never had a cavity before in my life, and then I went to the dentist in Sept, and I had EIGHT!!! 🙁 The dentist told me no more candy, soda, etc–all the good stuff! I’ve also been flossing regularly and using ACT mouth rinse with fluoride in it, which the dentist told me should help.

Also, when you get cavities filled, your dentist can put a fluoride treatment under the filling to keep some fluoride under the tooth and prevent further decay. I had this done for all the cavities I had filled, so hopefully they won’t get worse!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

if you can’t break the habit, what is his stance on sugar-free candy?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ughh that is so sad!!! i would be so bummed too.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I get food between my teeth and hence, nasty cavities. I have to be very diligent about flouride–always flossing with flouride coated floss and using that purple listerine. I HATE getting fillings–especially czu they’re alwaysWAY in the back and i gag big time during the fillings.

Oh i sleep eat, which lead to most of the food stuck between my teeth problems. I haven’t done that as much…subconsciously i think i’m scared of the dentist =)

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

the enamel on my teeth is destroyed from years of bulemia. it was stupid of me to do it. i have such terrible cavity issues now, even if i brush and floss all the time. they’ve put me on some treatment thing to rebuild the enamel, so hopefully that’ll help.

 

i am sorry you have to give up all that stuff and you’re having those troubles. 🙁

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm I have some teeth issues too — thinning enamel and my dentist wants me to get veneers but they are so $$$$.

How does one re-build their enamel?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

There’s some toothpastey stuff i have to brush on my teeth with no water, and before i go to bed. It almost is like a fluoride treatment, but it’s not fluoride.

Edit: Oh, and it’s also after the regular teeth brushing and stuff.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

fiftyfootbride: Do you know the name of the fluoride-like treatment? Is it over-the-counter? Thanks!

 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Has anyone used the Xylitol candies?  I tried them for a while.  It’s a sugar that can’t be used as substrate by the bacteria that cause cavities, so it’s safe to eat and prevents decay.  I got several different flavors, but my favorite was the pink colored ones.

It’s called Spry-Xylitol-Sweetener

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@lolony- It was prescription stuff, and the tube got wet and so I pulled the label off! That is really un-helpful, I know! 🙁 You could maybe ask your dentist about it? It’s sort of sour tasting, and makes my cheeks pucker a little, but it’s supposed to be great for the teefs. I dunno, I haven’t been to the dentist in 2 months for a check!

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a dental hygienist, and the best thing you can do over the counter is a fluoride rinse such as ACT 2x a day.  After brushing and flossing swish it around your mouth for 1 min and the KEY is DON”T eat or drink (even water) for at least 30 mins. 

Try flossing every night…the food/bacteria/plaque that builds up in between your teeth is the spot you can’t reach with your toothbrush which in turn are what we call “flossing cavities”

When you go every six months to get your teeth cleaned inquire about a fluoride treatment.  That’ll help strengthen your teeth up as well.

As for candy, go for sugar free candy and try to stay away from sticky candy that can get stuck on your teeth. 

Hope that helps!

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