So I went to the dentist today .
She checked over my teeth and told me I need to come back and get some more fillings . I also have some teeth on the way to decaying.
I am only 18.
I eat junk I know I do and occasionally drink fizzy drinks. Never had amazing teeth hygiene as a child, my mum and dad never encouraged it. ( mums had false teeth from age of 21 and dad hardly got any)
only in the last couple of years that I’ve started brushing properly and stuff.
I don’t ever remembering having this many problems before having lupus .
So I’ve just picked up my prescribed tooth paste and am going to order myself an oral B electric toothbrush .
Does anyone else have problems with their teeth ? Is it because of meds as well?
First of all- what a lovely 'Name'! Secondly YES, I have had Awful trouble, with my Teeth. I HAVE always had good dental hygiene and, didn't even, have a 'filling' until I was a work. All that changed, BIG time, when I became ill. One of the drugs, that I was Prescribed- I can't remember which one now- was know the be bad for your teeth. I considered this a 'Small Price to Pay', for my life! So yes I have, a great many, 'Gaps' plus a partial Upper Denture. I can still eat so, at the end of the day, SO WHAT!!! I also have various Scars, Bumps, Lumps and Warts (as a result of all the Medication) and My Life- twenty one years after being given 'An 'Hour' To Live'. OK so I haven't got many teeth, laugh if you want, because I HONESTLY don't mind.....!
Clearly, I do, appreciate that you may not feel, quite the same way, as I do and I'm NOT criticising you, in any way. I'm just, trying to, put in a little Perspective- as it were.
I wish you well Loulamb, still a great Name.
Thank you for replying.
At the moment I do worry about it. I think it’s just because I’m so young and I’ve always said that I never wanted to end up like my mum or father.
I’m going to use to high fluoride toothpaste go back next week and get my fillings and try and make some changes.
I, really do, wish you luck LouLamb. I hope 'everything' goes well, for you.
Can I say I love the positivity that you have made come through on your reply. !