My dentist doesn't make much money from my teeth...I've seen him for 30 years and he jokes my teeth are the healthiest body part..lol!
I agree that proper dental hygeine is a must.
Change your toothbrush once a month.
Brush teeth and tongue at least twice a day.
Use a tongue scraper.
Drink enough water during the day.
Do floss once a day after brushing.
Use flouride toothpaste at least once daily...
Get your teeth cleaned at least once a year or every 6 - 8 months.
I think the soda is a big culprit if you swish it through your teeth...you might want to use a straw?
You could chew gum which will keep the saliva flowing....since most of them are all artificially sweetened..I find that Spry gum is OK for me..it contains only xylitol.
Oh, forgot to add that apples are supposed to be awesome for mouth/teeth/preventing cavities...
Are you getting/taking calcium? You might want to do a calcium/mag/D liquid formula to help keep the calcium in your teeth.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 6/12/2009 12:25:42 AM (GMT-6)