Does Bariatric Surgery Affect Teeth? How exactly it Affect Teeth? When people say that bariatric surgery has affected their teeth, what do they mean? How exactly does it affect teeth? Will my calcium supplements be enough to avoid that? solved Obesity Sophie Rowe 3 Answers 1110 views 1
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Not enough calcium can cause issues. Especially if you already have dental issues. I take calcium citrate twice daily and Vitamin D twice daily. I drink tap water too. My city (like most) adds Fluoride to the water. Fluoride is essential in protecting your teeth. You can also find mouth wash with it if you don't trust your cities tap water.
Long timer here and I am 11 years out and still have all my teeth. I've had good teeth – 3 cavities in my lifetime so I've been blessed that way.
Here are some key things:
Yes, after the sleeve surgery, I never had perfect teeth, but it never fails. Every six months I go for checkup. Every six months, I have cavities. Never in my life have I ever felt so ashamed like I do every six months at the dentist.
I use a prescription fluoride toothpaste plus rinse. I also have a few friends who had WLS & they experience the same. My dentist says even though it's not proven yet studies show WLS have a higher risk of decay due to Malabsorption etc. Of course every doctor every dentist every person will have a different opinion. Take your vitamins n stay on top of dental hygiene is all you can do.