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An hour and forty-five minutes at the dentist

Because my meds dry my mouth. A dry mouth promotes tooth decay. My dentist sent a letter to my shrink about meds causing tooth decay(I needed six crowns and three fillings.). He sent the letter a month ago and got no response.

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There is not much the psychiatrist can do other than decreasing your dosage

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Holy crap, man. Sounds like you’re approaching the point of having more filling and crown than actual teeth.

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Probably. I brush enough but now I’m paying for not flossing. It has to be the meds plus not seeing the dentist since last March.

I’ve terrible teeth but a couple of years ago I invested in an electric toothbrush. It’s made a big difference touch wood and was well worth the investment. Just little things can make a big difference with your teeth especially with the meds we are on.

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Yeah, I had one about 8 years ago. I didn’t have the discipline to use it as much as I was supposed to or the way I was supposed to. But electric toothbrushes aren’t just luxuries, they really clean your teeth better than a manual.

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I’m now a big fan of Polident.

:smirk:

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Hope you’ve got good dental insurance. Dang. I just had to get 4 crowns and don’t have dental coverage. It was painful.

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I went to the a dental school and I had 14 cavities. The student that did the fillings did more damage. The teeth she worked on are cracking and falling apart. I had to have one of them pulled. Now I got a bunch of cavities again. I do drink a lot of coffee with sugar though.

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