sensitive Teeth

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hi not sure what happens i seem to have really sensitive if i eat anything hot or cold now eating yesterday i now have a chipped tooth .What i was going to ask was can menopause cause your teeth to become week and break easily .I am worried that this  will lead to a toothache and i have had this before its awfull as it became infected and im scared of the dentist .Just wondering if anyone can relate to this happening to them.

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    Hi Kim,  My teeth are weaker than they used to be since perimenopause First cavity ever was a couple years ago at 39!  Hormones mess with everything, so I’m sure our saliva is affected.  Def get the hot/ cold sensitivities too.  Cankers too. I have to use a sensitive toothpaste sometimes that helps.  😀

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    You may just be grinding at night ? I have this too and it’s worse when I know I’ve been grinding at night . 
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    Hi Kim yes menapause can make your teeth and gums change my dentist did tell me that my teeth are extremely sensitive right now 
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    Hi Kim

    Yes my dentist told me it can make your teeth more sensitive and weaker, I used to feel proud of my strong teeth but since peri there all breaking ☹ today I was eating a choc/almond ice cream and a bit of my back tooth has broke and I now have a sharp area rubbing on my tongue im fed up with it all ☹ my gums bleed to since peri. Oh the joys!!

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    Oh I also forgot to mention I clench my teeth/jaw at night to so sometimes my jaw hurts and also could be why bits of teeth are breaking off, I have been made a mouth guard to wear at night but tried it once and couldn't sleep with it on.

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      I wear a retainer at night to keep my teeth straight  it’s thin plastic and you can hardly notice it .... so it works for both . I too had grinded my teeth down and had cracks so wear it every night . 
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    I'm 53 and I noticed that I'm becoming dryer and brittler and have been craving a lot less dairy ... Subsequently I chipped a tooth ... I wish that I had been more sensitive to our increased needs for calcium because the tooth is expensive to repair. You actually need more dairy or calcium laden foods around this time.

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