I was diagnose with Lupus SEL and Crest syndrome, scleroderma back in 1995
I noticed my mouth was getting smaller but I thought it was just me. Well in 2012. I had a chipped tooth so I went to the dentist and there is when someone else notice my mouth was smaller he sent me to a surgeon because he was not sure he could do the work I need and at first glance the specialist said to me humm open your mouth all the way she was standing in front of me she looked straight to my eyes and said you poor thing you have scleroderma don't you and I said yes. Please till me your health history so I began with my long long lest.. Lupus SEL, Fibromyalgia, scleroderma, osteoporosis, Gard Beretts esophagus, Crust Syndrome, depression, and a few others boy that's a lot. Yes it is and I have to dill with it everyday. After a long talk she suggested that I removed all of my teeth for the reason because my mouth was closing from the inside out and I won't be able to keep the clean and it would be hard for any dentist to work on them and teeth carrys a lot of bacteria and a lot of health problems come from our teeth no matter how clean we are. Well I went home talked to my family and did some research on it and gusse what I set up an appointment to remove all my teeth after my gums healed I went and me a set of nice white dentures it took me a while but I can eat anything my dentures have only 12 teeth on top and bottoms. I will be going to the dentist for an adjustment it's getting really hard to put my top denture on so the back will need to be cut somemore. Honestly I thought I was the only one having this problem.