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Does a High Fever Cause Damage to Your Teeth?

Posted on 12/30/2018 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Does a High Fever Cause Damage to Your Teeth?The highest causes of enamel imperfections are high fevers in childhood, malnutrition, trauma, and intake of some antibiotics during tooth development stages. These enamel complications should be promptly addressed before they result in tooth decay.

High fever tampers with the calcification process of the enamel in young teeth. This causes the enamel to be discolored and have an irregular surface. The rough patches on the enamel are more susceptible to decay.

These are some of the ways your teeth could get damaged by the factors mentioned above.

Tooth Erosion

An incomplete calcification of teeth gives rise to a very weak enamel. This enamel is easily worn out by gastric juices which then flakes away as you chew, grind, brush your teeth or take carbonated drinks. Eroded teeth cause tooth sensitivity to heat and coldness in extreme situations, and the nerves can get exposed as well.


This is one of the most chronic and widespread cases of tooth damage. High fevers make the teeth weak and prone to bacterial attack. The oral bacteria react with the sugar in food to release acid. This acid then mixes with the food leftover in teeth, and saliva to give rise to plaque. Plaque is very acidic, and over time, it begins to corrode the surface of the enamel that creates the holes called cavities.

Tooth Discoloration

High fever may cause your teeth to be discolored either permanently or temporarily. The discoloration can affect the tooth in parts or the entire tooth. In infants, metabolic diseases easily cause the fevers that cause an imbalance in the calcium and protein content of the enamel. This imbalance consequently affects the color of the teeth.

If you notice that you are experiencing any of the tooth damage discussed, give us a call right away!

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