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Losing enamel: I have always had great teeth. This year my doctor changed alot of my meds due to midical issues and I am now losing the enamel on several of my teeth.

Is there anything over-the-counter (OTC) to help with restoring the enamel or what would you suggest for it? ...Visitor from Meridian

Although certain medications can cause the loss of or interfere with the development of healthy tooth enamel... it is critical to know precisely "what is doing what".......

The best resource for diagnosing what has happened, and WHY... is a Periodontist. Tooth enamel cannot be regrown... although it can be fortified with professional grade medications that are typically available through a Periodontist. There are no "true" OTC products that have a proven history of consistent success, unless they are being used as an "adjunct" treatment.

In the meantime, pay close attention to your food preferences and oral hygiene practices.

Soda pop, energy drinks and over consumption of citrus products are the most common causes of enamel erosion. Unbalanced ph factors and drug abuse are known to have the most disastrous effects.

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