The fact remains that while tooth infections can be a part of this for some, it's not for most. Only take what you need from this (and other) sites.
While I have no teeth left, these infections never started out in my mouth, but they did destroy the enamel of my teeth which allowed them to crack, split, and decay - no matter how good of care I took of them.
Very interesting, though I'm very sorry you have no teeth left. I have had my teeth cleaned and regular dental checkups every 6 months since I was big enough to sit in a dentist chair. (My dad had good insurance.) I regularly brushed my teeth and took care of them. I never ate much candy as a child, as I didn't like typical candy, though I did eat chocolate. I never had any problems with my baby teeth, but when my adult teeth came in, they were somewhat yellowed in color. (My old dentist used to ask me if I was Scandinavian and said Scandinavians tend to have yellow teeth.) My upper and lower front teeth had ridges across the edges. My four upper front teeth had pits, just like my mother's. My mother said a dentist told her that it was caused from having measles as a child. I did not have measles but did have chickenpox. I don't remember my dentist ever saying why I had pits. The teeth just next to the upper front ones were not pitted but do have discoloration and a rough surface. None of my other teeth are like that.
I started getting cavities after my adult teeth started coming in. I think I was 10 when I got the first one. I got braces when I was 12. After I got the braces off two years later, I had FIVE cavities. I was so upset. I had braces with bands that went all the way around on ALL of my teeth, so it was very difficult to properly clean them. I had some cavities in my upper front teeth, too - the ones with pits. The dentist filled the cavities and put bonding on my four upper front teeth, which greatly improved their appearance. My mother got her upper front teeth bonded at the same time.
I continued to get cavities in my teens, but they became fewer and farther between once I got into adulthood. Both my mother and I have a mouth full of amalgam fillings. My mother is 80 now and she has lost some teeth and has some broken teeth still. (HORMONES: I have wondered if hormone (estrogen) imbalance could have anything to do with the tooth decay, since it was most prominent in puberty through teen years. My mother and her mother both had breast cancer and problematic menstrual periods. My mother felt terrible while taking birth control and stopped after a year. I've never taken hormones myself, but I had/have difficult PMS symptoms and my hormones tend to have a strong effect on a lot of my symptoms, most of which seem to be bartonella-related.)
Every dental hygienist I've ever had has commented on how well I take care of my teeth and how little they have to scrape. However, no dentist, including the new one I saw two weeks ago, ever told me I had cracks in my teeth. I just saw a biological dentist for the first time last week. The dental assistant showed me all the pictures she took of my teeth and showed me what she said were hairline cracks on my molars and showed me where the old amalgams were starting to pull away and decay is there and how my teeth could start breaking away. She also showed me dark lines that she thought were cracks (or maybe they're just stains??) in my molars that had no fillings. The dentist didn't talk about
that, and I forgot to ask him about
Post edited. While searching for articles on transplacental transmission for magoo, I came across this article. This demonstrates female hormone interplay with bartonella.
Bartonella bacteremia higher in pregnant cows than non-pregnant cows and bacterial levels rose during last 2/3 of pregnancy: /www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16390945
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