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      What about Sjogren’s Syndrome and and connection with gum and teeth
      disease which can be more common in Thyroid dysfunctional people –
      has anyone done a study on this? As Sjogren’s can affect all of your
      mucous membranes, I wonder if it is all connected and if information
      has been collated?

      Perhaps we could add to Jeannette’s survey what we remember regards our
      teeth troubles over the years and see if their is a pattern asssoc. with
      Graves? I know in my family(with auto-immune disorders) teeth trouble
      has just been in the “family”.


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        Shirley, thanks for the official word on the relationship between Graves’ and teeth. It is great that you were on the bb at such an opportune time. I wish we had a list of “experts” that we could contact when we need to. That would include a psychiatrist, an orthopedic specialist, a neurologist, and the list goes on…! We do know a couple of endocrinologists with Graves’, one Psychiatrist, and one OB/GYN. If anyone knows doctors who also have Graves’, please let me know (via e-mail) and give me their names and addresses so we can be in contact with them. Thanks again, Dr. Shirley. I’ll bet you don’t hurt your patients!

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          Dear Dr. Shirley, aw heck, you aren’t really at work, so I’ll just call you Shirley
          as a point of BB GD friendliness, but I do want to ask you a dental expeertise question.
          I understand that bacteria cause peridontal disease, I had it, and had suegery for it.
          But I have also been exposed to info, here and in literature that periodontal
          d. is an auto-immune problem. Then I have also beem “told” that those who have one auto-immune
          disease statistically might be more prone to others. It was my
          understanding that this might be the relationship with P.D and G.D.
          I have another theory too. When we are hyper, we are hungry more often and some
          of us can eat more and more often without weight gain ( or even w/loss)
          and so maybe we don’t brush after all those foods and …voila.
          My other theory is that we get on BB’s, eat something while on line, and don’t want
          to go to the sink to brush as we should in that crucial 20 minutes
          after eating. And then I have one more theory…if being hyper can cause
          bone density loss, calcium problems, then it can change teeth chemistry too.
          I look forward to your continuing discussion, info sharing here. Thanks. Jeannette

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