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  • Kombucha or bacon turning my teeth black?

    I don't know why, but lately ALL my teeth seem to be taking on a black-gray stain. I also looked into doxycycline being fed to my TJ's bacon, but I didn't immediately find any connectons. I just moved into a new home with a well. It has a trace of lead in the water, like .005 if I recall, but it might have been .0005. Maybe my kombucha is freeing up the metals in my water and they are binding to my teeth when I drink the bucha. Anybody have any ideas or other possible contributors? It really seems to be related to the kombucha, because I often notice it right after I drink the stuff, and it mostly rubs off but some seems to be staying. Didn't happen before I moved here.

    I guess I could brew my kombucha with water from the artesian spring nearby for awhile and see if that fixes it...
    Crohn's, doing SCD

  • #2
    I don't know the answer, but I was intrigued by the question as my biggest weak spot, health wise, is dental.

    I found this, hope it helps somehow: What is black line stain on teeth? - by Lisa Fillers - Helium
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    • #3
      I suppose it's possible that I have high iron. The numbers at the blood bank were never high, but it's been awhile. I'll check my iron and see.
      Crohn's, doing SCD


      • #4
        Do you use black or green tea when you make the kombucha? Black tea is a known teeth stainer. Well green tea too, but not nearly as badly as black tea.

        I don't know how much you're drinking, but it might be that simple!

        It could also be your iron levels as was previously suggested, but, I somehow doubt that. Remember, the simplest explanation is most likely the cause!
        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."


        • #5
          I use green tea! But, going with simplicity, I do know it's the actual drinking of the tea that coats my teeth. So iron is probably outed. It's just that I've been making kombucha for a very long time, and ths blackening has only happened after I moved into the new house.
          Crohn's, doing SCD


          • #6
            I don't think it's the iron. I have hemochromatosis, and at diagnosis had several times more iron in my blood than a normal person. But I never had any problems with black/gray teeth, just with yellowing ...


            • #7
              Are you smoking? This will be a potent teeth destroyer. it will help if you will contact a hygiene coach.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                I suppose it's possible that I have high iron. The numbers at the blood bank were never high, but it's been awhile. I'll check my iron and see.
                OH MY, Thanks. My iron is rediculus and my teeth have gotten darker.. i have sworn off liver for probably ever now so we wlil see if that helps
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                • #9
                  My dentist noticed right away when I switched from drinking Mt. Dew to Lipton black tea... not b/c the sugar content was different but because my teeth started staining. It took a long time for me to notice it, but now my teeth have this icky yellow staining to them.

                  As for a black staining... I haven't the foggiest... but if it comes off easily, maybe just brush your teeth between Kombuchas to prevent it from staining permanently until you figure out the true cause.
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