(By the way - The photo is NOT of my Teeth !)
Many Bariatric Doctor programs require that patients either attend classes or have multiple follow up visits...
But during all the paperwork, hand outs, and meetings - Not One Soul has ever said to me that a post surgery after effect could be...
You might lose your damned teeth !
Because of our limited nutritional absorption and lack of saliva(many Bariatric patients have 'dry mouth syndrome' after surgery) you may begin to experience more than normal dental complications the further out from surgery you are...
I just recently went to the dentist for the fourth time since surgery- I am a few weeks shy of 2 years out from surgery.
I got my first cavity ever !!!
Dayum, Dayum, Dayum !!
Then the 2nd cavity reared its ugly head by the second visit...
Luckily both were tiny, however my dentist was very surprised because I brush twice a day and floss regularly...
She stated that it was like she could see the "...beginnings of the dental breakdown.."
Here's some tips I've compiled that can help with prevention and management of Dental Issues before and after Bariatric procedures:
*Start with a good Multivitamin. Be sure your vitamin levels are good. Bariatric patients need to replace the vitamins we can not absorb naturally.
*Keep track of your Food Intake. Be sure to eat lots of calcium rich foods. Yogurt, Greek yogurt, spinach, Swiss cheese, cottage cheese, parmesan, milk, almond milk – we can easily take in 250 to 350mg of dietary calcium every day – which is the form most easily absorbed by the body.
TIP: Try a protein powder with calcium in it❗️
Inspire Plus Protein Powder with 350mg Calcium
*Be sure to Brush and Floss Daily.
Good habits is always a great preventive measure.
*Visit your Dentist Twice a year at least.
Being able to catch small things before they become really big issues is a money saver as well as a stress saver.
Remember losing weight isn't just about wearing a smaller size in clothing... the real issue is about feeling good and healthy inside and out.
What's the point of Being Slimmer and Your Teeth are slowly decaying and falling out of your head ?!?!
(always consult a Professional Dentist - I am not a dentist)
;-) Take Care of You