Genetics Community
Born with no enamel on teeth
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to a person’s predisposition to a variety of medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s, blood-clotting disorders, breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, Marfan syndrome, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Born with no enamel on teeth

I am interested in finding out if anyone has had the same experiences as me. I was born with no enamel on my teeth. This has went as far back as the 1700s in my family. The first child is always born with no enamel (as meantioned earlier we can trace this back to are Irish roots in the 1700's. We have straight, strong teeth but we have no nerves. I was told as a child that I couldn't do anything until my adult teeth were fully grown which occurs when you around 18 years old. At that time I spend hours and hours in the dentist office capping my teeth. My son was born with this disorder so i guess it just hit home with me because I don't want him to go through all of the issues that I have faced (such as low self esteem and people thinking that you didn't take care of your teeth). Anyways, I want to know if there is a known cause for this? Where did it come from and why is it the first born always is born with no enamel and sometimes the second child, but not always. Any information or experiences would help me greatly.
   Thank you!!


This discussion is related to born without tooth enamel.
Related Discussions
8 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I was born with no enamel  and my mom was born without it too my first  cuz was born enamel free  ... im the last one of 3  children and i have been picked on my whole life for it untill i met a dentist that told me about my teeth , he had to look it up for me , he told me it was heretitarie and there is nothing they can do to fix them ... so i asked to cover them up  

ask your dentist about prostetics . it covers them up and makes them stronger  ..  just trying to help ... i know how it feels to have these its ***** no one understands and i hated to have to anserwe everyone  on how why my teeth were clear .... so good luck and take care of yourselfs
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
i have a 26 yr old brother and im 24 then i have a 21 yr old sister, i was the only one who was born without an enamel i had my baby teeth pulled when i was 3 yrs old and i have two kids my son is 4 he has the same issue as me and has sensitive teeth but my daughters teeth our perfect i wanted to find out if invisilign would work but im not sure bc there sensitive i have to have certain foods without sugar bc it hurts on my teeth can anyone help?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hello my name is shawna and i was born with no enamel just like my mother and some of my aunts and uncles it runs on my grandpas side i have a daughter thats 2 and she has the same problem she has no enamel on her teethe and they are wearing down already what should i do my mother and i both have dentures since we were both 18 thanks
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I was also born with no enamel on my teeth.  I had most of my teeth capped when I was young, then my permenant teeth grew in.  I remember my dentist wanted to paint my teeth.  As an adult, I have a few porcelain fillings, mild gingivitis, and whiten my teeth like everyone else.  You don't have to suffer from being born with no enamel.  I still have the scars from when I had my teeth capped, and will probably never forget the way a spoon tasted (if you had capped teeth, you'll understand), but otherwise it's a far off memory and I grew up like everyone else.  Just take care of your teeth and visit dentists regularly, they'll help you out tons.

If you know a child born without enamel, seek dental advising.  They'll know what to do and give you support on how to manage the situation.  Sometimes life throws us lemons.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Ive went threw this all my life also, and im 11 years old. Its nice to know that other people out their share what we have. My family has been going threw this problem since the early 1900's (that i know of.) Please email me, Im kind of scared to talk to people at school because they dont know what I have and i got really embaressed by a kind in 2nd grade by it, and it worries me. Im wondering if any of you have simular storys. And my teeth are capped also going to childrens hospital soon to replace 7 caps! and get my almost adult teeth in in march! Please email me at ***@****
-Thanks <3
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Ive went threw this all my life also, and im 11 years old. Its nice to know that other people out their share what we have. My family has been going threw this problem since the early 1900's (that i know of.) Please email me, Im kind of scared to talk to people at school because they dont know what I have and i got really embaressed by a kind in 2nd grade by it, and it worries me. Im wondering if any of you have simular storys. And my teeth are capped also going to childrens hospital soon to replace 7 caps! and get my almost adult teeth in in march! Please email me at ***@****
-Thanks <3
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
my daughter was born teething.. at 4 weeks first tooth came through x for a while pictures to prove she had perfect baby teeth.... she suffered a burn and then swine flu at 2.... it was around this time  i noticed the enamel wasting away.... by the time i went denist and waited for hospital appointment 6 months had passed and my 2 year old her teeth were crumberling away before my eyes, .....out of 20 baby teeth 12 had to be removed becoz of this,she was just 2... i was told im to blame to many bottles and sweets....... i never done no different with her to my first born who at 9 she as not even one filling on a baby tooth and as perfect teeth i took blame and felt guilty very guilty....
i took my now 4 year old to denist the other day becz one baby tooth at bottom front that was still in tac feel out i was surprised becoz i thought just turning 4 was still to early , i mean is it ?
anyway i was told her adult back molars top and bottom have all halfway come through is that early to ?
4 adult teeth at 4 ? bearing in mind the baby ones were taken out at 2 ...

wel the denist said the top adult ones have no enamal but the bottom ones look like they do x
please can some one advise me what to except is my daughter in pain she suffered alot on speech only having 6 teeth .....so im now waiting to be refured to the hospital for specialist help but thats another 6 month waiting  whats the future looking like for my poor baby xx
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I am 40 and have the same thing.  I have a sister and mother that have it also and my son.  I have two boys and their baby teeth were and are perfect.  They appear white but if you look they aren't glossy with that enamel look.  My oldest son's permanent teeth are now all in and he's teeth are yellowed and spotted just like mine were growing up.  Unfortunately there is not a permanent fix until you stop growing at about 18.  I was in my 30's when I had full cosmetic dentistry done on my teeth consisting of crowns and veneers.  My son and I also have extremely sensitive teeth.  From all my dental work we found that my nerves in my teeth also never receded like they typically should when you become an adult.  Eating cold foods hurts, whitening hurts, etc..  The only thing that I have found to help with trying to whiten my teeth and my son's is walnut powder.  I also have him brush with whitening toothpaste at least once daily and walnut powder as needed.  Consistent applications of fluoride can help with the sensitivity issues available at your dentist.  Walnut Powder I found at an herbal shop, but I'm sure you can find it online.  I have a small jar and it has lasted us 10 years plus.  It only takes a little.  It's a very fine powder and if your worried about it being abrasive, why? you already don't have enamel and I have yet to see any visible defects from using it.  To note that when you can get cosmetic dentistry done that you can end up with root canals due to the sensitive nerves in your teeth.  It can be very pricing, but it is all very worth it.  I love my smile now, but I do hate that my son is having to deal with this.  Like I said the walnut powder, whitening tooth pastes and fluoride helps.  I've been there and I'm there again!  I hope this helps someone! Best of luck!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Genetics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank