White spots on tooth / GERD

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new_2012
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   Posted 4/9/2012 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have developed white spots on my tooth. I have been suffering from GERD for 2 months. I am on prevacid ( 30mg) and align probitioc. Did anyone on this forum deal with this issue?

Hypothesis - The PPI does not allow calcium to be absorbed. So it may be decay due to acidity or calcium deficiency.

speedygerd
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   Posted 4/9/2012 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you post a photo of the type of white spots? I might be able to tell you what they are...

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   Posted 4/9/2012 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you saying you have white spots on just one tooth and is it there all the time ?
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aeshleyrose
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   Posted 4/9/2012 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I've never heard of this symptom and there is no mention it that I can find on the Internet. Usually if it's a side effect (however rare) you can find it during a simple Google or Yahoo! search.

Also, after only two months on a PPI, it seems unlikely that reduced calcium absorption would be manifesting itself in such drastic ways. I've been on PPI's for almost a year and some of our other members have far outstripped my usage time and I've never heard of anything like this. I would probably consult a dentist about this first. I used to have stripes on my teeth (when I was a teenager) but my dentist told me to take a terrycloth towel, put some toothpaste on it and rub gently. They usually take about a day to disappear.

Also, the acidity usually shows itself on your back molars first. It's not likely that the acid is hitting your (front?) teeth without you noticing some discomfort in your throat and soft palate first.

Take care,
Ashley

new_2012
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   Posted 4/10/2012 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I have scheduled an appointment with my dentist tomorrow.

Thank you all for your comments

Chuck T
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   Posted 4/10/2012 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
It is probably acid. I have heard this can happen. I have them too.

new_2012
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   Posted 4/10/2012 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
@ Chuck

What kind of tooth decay have you experienced?

I never threw up acid. I have sore throat and occasionally I felt bitter taste back of my mouth.

Chuck T
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   Posted 4/10/2012 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I havent experienced any tooth decay. But then again, i havent been to the dentist since being diagnosed last year. I have a sore throat every day. dont get the bitter taste though.
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