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loose teeth

Postby pday on Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:53 pm

I have been sleeping with my cpap for about 6 months, but am now having a problem with my teeth feeling loose in the mornings. Any suggestions?

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Re: loose teeth

Postby Muse-Inc on Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Are you bruising too? Could be you need more vitamin C (one of the building blocks of collagen that helps 'cement' your teeth). I try to eat a tangerine at least every other day (I'd eat more or other citrus but the other forms have more natural sugars & I eat low carb) so I get the benefit of the full vitamin C complex. I also take supplemental, Solgar's Quercetin+C combo for the allergy & inflammation help as well as warding off bruising.

Could your mask be putting pressure on those teeth. Maybe need to shift pressure pts.

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Re: loose teeth

Postby fadedgirl on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:44 pm

What kind of mask are you using?

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Re: loose teeth

Postby JohnBFisher on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:50 pm

pday wrote:I have been sleeping with my cpap for about 6 months, but am now having a problem with my teeth feeling loose in the mornings. Any suggestions?

You may need to see a dentist to see if there is an issue. And you may want to try nasal pillows to remove pressure from the teeth. Some nasal pillow setups remove all pressure from the mouth area. That might be the trick that will help you.

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Re: loose teeth

Postby Imacpaper on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:51 pm

What kind of mask are you using?


I was going to ask that? When I used a Liberty my top teeth were hurting an I discovered that I was wearing it too low and was putting pressure on my teeth and after three nights I felt that my top teeth were going to fall out. Make sure you are wearing your your mask right.

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Re: loose teeth

Postby RipVW on Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:52 pm

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pday wrote:I have been sleeping with my cpap for about 6 months, but am now having a problem with my teeth feeling loose in the mornings. Any suggestions?

You may need to see a dentist to see if there is an issue. And you may want to try nasal pillows to remove pressure from the teeth. Some nasal pillow setups remove all pressure from the mouth area. That might be the trick that will help you.

I stopped using a nasal mask due to the pressure on my upper front teeth. I like that my FFM puts no pressure on my teeth/gums (just as the nasal pillows do not press above the upper lip).
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Re: loose teeth

Postby tattooyu on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:53 pm

I have a nasal pillows mask and get that feeling sometimes. One time I had that feeling the day I went to the dentist, so I had him check. For me, he said my teeth were perfectly "cemented" in place, so it must just be the FEELING of them being loose.

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Re: loose teeth

Postby frazzled-snoozer on Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:08 pm

This sounds just terrible! I always have nightmares that my teeth are falling out! I hope you solve this.

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Re: loose teeth

Postby tattooyu on Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:42 pm

Did you know that the "teeth falling out" dream is very common? I don't buy too much into dream analysis, but it's interesting that a lot of people have them.

Here's just one example of analysis of that dream.

http://dreammoods.com/cgibin/teethdream ... teethintro

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Re: loose teeth

Postby frazzled-snoozer on Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:55 am

tattooyu wrote:Did you know that the "teeth falling out" dream is very common? I don't buy too much into dream analysis, but it's interesting that a lot of people have them.

Here's just one example of analysis of that dream.

http://dreammoods.com/cgibin/teethdream ... teethintro
Wow! that was pretty interesting. They say that dreams about your teeth falling out are the most common they hear about. Wild. I'd say the most likely explanation there was about power. Life seems to get away from me.

As far as feeling like your teeth are falling out... I can totally see how the mask can leave a feeling like that. I've had to adjust to teeth issues as well. Who'd believe so many odd sensations could be caused by cpap?

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