Childs rotting upper teeth.
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Tori - posted on 02/22/2013
My son is a little over 2 years old. When he was younger he use to brush his own teeth so I let him but it wasn't good enough. I brush his teeth every day. He screams and crystal but I brush them. His two front top teeth are a little brown they are starting to rotten. I brush his teeth every day and it only seems to be getting worse. I have a denier appointment made for him but this is my only kid so is this common and does this happen alot? He still takes a bottle at night. Will they be able to fix it without pulling them or without using silver caps? I'm scared to death for him to be put to sleep. I feel so terrible this I'd happening to him but I've done everything I can to prevent it an its only getting worse! I just need some advice! Please help! And if anyone on here is close to the baton rouge Louisiana area do you know any good children's denist?
Ravi - posted on 10/01/2012
The child's whole nutritional picture MUST BE CHANGED and you can start by stopping fruit juices - they are DISASTROUS to the teeth and general health - waaaaaay too much sugar concentrated in very little liquid.
We STOPPED AND REVERSED the VERY SAME ISSUE in our child - here is our story and these are the dietary changes YOU MUST CONSIDER to stop all tooth decay (in YOU too):
The “Teeth-Rotting Diet” It’s What’s For YOUR Lunch?
Healing Tooth Decay: Cod Liver Oil/Butter, Xylitol, Spry Gel & Tooth Powder
Don't believe that just a little more brushing can help - your childs teeth are rotting because the body is losing minerals and vitamins via the child's diet - please read these posts and stop your child's suffering!!!!
Don’t go back to sleep…
Ravi - posted on 09/20/2012
want to really get your childs teeth healthy and STOP the decay? We did! - then you must must must change your childs diet - dental health is seriously impacted by the foods we eat -
"The “Teeth-Rotting Diet” – It’s What’s For YOUR Lunch?" (http://daiasolgaia.com/?p=2826) and get some real info on changing your overall health--
Tina - posted on 03/12/2012
I am going through this right now, May 10th my son will go into the hospital under sedation to have all of hid teeth crowned.$3500.00 down an it could go up to 5500.00
I have had other parents say to me why would you pay that for baby teeth. First, teeth can abcess. Second decayed teeth hurt. Third I will not allow my son to go around with rotten teeth.
Krista - posted on 05/26/2010
One more thing, I copied this from a Wikipedia article:
Benefits for pregnant or nursing women
Xylitol is not only safe for pregnant and nursing women, but studies show that regular use significantly reduces the probability of transmitting the Streptococcus mutans bacteria, which is responsible for tooth decay, from mother to child during the first two years of life by as much as 80%.
Here's the link to the article:
Krista - posted on 05/26/2010
I'm sorry if I sound rude but I have to comment on this. No child is prone to have bad teeth. It ALL depends on how you take care of them. Cavities are caused by a bacteria called streptococcus mutans and it is transmitted to a baby's mouth when you taste food from his/her spoon and then give it to the baby or by the baby putting toys in his/her mouth when older kids' saliva is on the toys. Then when the child has been "infected" by this bacteria sugar feeds that bacteria and causes cavities. Current research shows that children who get infected by streptococcus mutans before the age of 2 are more likely to have cavities when they're older as opposed to kids who don't have it. Brushing a child's teeth twice a day using tooth paste that has the proper amount of flouride for the child's age group helps prevent decay. So does a sweetener called xylitol. It is widely used in sugar free chewing gum in Finland (where I live) and it has been used for decades. Finnish kids have great teeth. Limiting milk and juice to meal times only is also a good way to prevent tooth decay. The dentists also recommend 5-6 meals a day with no snacking in between. This is what we're taught here and it has proven to work. Hope this helps.
Carla - posted on 05/24/2010
some children are just prone to having bad teeth. I've just been told that my 4th child is having the same problems...I've done nothing different than I did for my other children, and they've never even had a cavity. We all have different germs and bacteria in our mouths, and again, some children just have weak teeth whether the parents do or not...we don't, so I felt the same way as you do... We have scheduled our 2 year old (after being told at her FIRST dentist appt last month) the surgery/procedure for 10 crowns and 2 fillings - I am really afraid, but I've finally come to terms that it's nothing we did or didn't do... We've brushed her teeth 2 times daily and my kids don't eat a whole lot of sweets... She is a BEAR to brush her teeth though...she keeps her lips wrapped up around her teeth really firm...we have to pry her mouth open. Nevertheless, here we are in the same situation. Don't feel like it's your fault...I've been told by 2 pediatric dentists now that some kids just have bad teeth. hope everything turned out well for you guys!
Serene - posted on 05/22/2010
I've been taking my son to the dentist since he has been 12 months old. My dentist showed me how to brush his teeth if he refuses.
I was told that juicy juice causes rotten teeth. I would stop giving him juice and if you do give him juice give him one cup a day and use half water and half juice.
My son used to drink juice all of the time. Now he drinks alot of milk and that its it. In 2 days he'll drink a gallon of milk. But, hell wake up in the middle of night crying for something to drink and i'll give him a cup of water because there isn't anything in it that will cause rotten teeth.
There are pediatric dentist and they will check him out. Good thing these aren't his perimenant teeth. Good luck!!!
Crystal - posted on 05/20/2010
My oldest child's four front teeth got hit back up into the gums, they eventually decade and I had to have them removed. It was scary at first but so glad we did it. If not his permanent teeth would be bad also and he could have gotten a serious infection. Since he was not even 2 yet they made him a partial. He had the prettiest front teeth you'd ever seen, too bad they were fake but it helped with the eating and speech!
Katie - posted on 05/19/2010
Go to the dentist ASAP. Take away fruit juices. Do not EVER give your child a cuppy or bottle in bed...even water can cause that rotting. You can't fix it now. You can only prevent it from getting worse. That's why they make such a big deal about kids only getting a cup of 100% fruit juice a day...the rest of the time they should be drinking water or whole milk. Fruit juice contains natural sugars and acids that rot the hell out of children's soft teeth. Again, I cannot stress enough...do not let your child/ren take any drinks to bed with them. When they sleep, their mouths produce less saliva, which actually helps those teeth to rot. There isn't the saliva there to wash away those sugars and acids. Please, take your child/ren to the dentist now. (diluting fruit juice will not prevent this from happening.)
Jeanne - posted on 05/18/2010
Cut the juice down - do a half/half mixture with water. You can introduce more milk and you must start brushing his teeth more often and do not send him to bed with a bottle and make sure to brush his teeth before bed so that the sugars don't work at his teeth all night. There are dentists that specialize in young children so you could bring them to one - most family dental practices have at least one person who knows how to deal with such young children. Good luck.
Sarah - posted on 05/17/2010
My son is 22 months, I took him to a "free dentist evaluation" at about 15 months, and then took him again for his 6 month appointment. At this age, if they can "spit" you can use a flouride toothpaste now, but only lightly scrape the toothbrush with the paste, hardly anything on it at all.
The dentist said very diluted juice, and ONLY while they are eating a meal, because the food will basically move around and prevent the sugar from sticking to the teeth. Same with milk, should be with a meal. Other than that, should be just water. Even the juice people don't recommend more than 4 ounces of juice per DAY for kids under 5!! There's no reason a child HAS to be given juice that I can think of. I think it's a preference that we as adults have, that sometimes gets passed down to the little ones. Including chocolate, and other sweets ;-)
Lisa - posted on 05/17/2010
In addition to what everyone else has said, dont let your child constantly sip on anything other than water because its not good for their teeth (it doesnt give them time for the enamel to re- harden or something...). I was told to just give them milk or juice at meal times, and water during the day.
Shelly - posted on 05/16/2010
Janet she should be fine with being under aneastethic after the age of 18 months. It is much better to fix them now than to let them damage her next teeth which will be 3 or 4 more years until they arrive. Maybe she damaged the other teeth at the same time but not as badly and they are deteriorating?
My daughter has weak teeth and had to have surgery to remove 2 teeth and she was fine. It was just day surgery and she hasnt had a problem since. Good Luck.
Janet - posted on 05/16/2010
My 2 yr old had collided with me and chipped her front tooth. Since then her front 4 teeth have been sloly chipping away. 6 months ago at the dentist her teeth were "perfect" now I have to get her to a surgery unit to put her to sleep and get the 4 teeth fixed. When I asked the dentist if I do nothing and let them fall out, I was told that is neglect and DSS would be notified. Friday I have to do this surgery and my concerns are she is too young. She brushes her teeth several times daily, my kids don't eat sweats, pop, seldom any juice, when they eat something sticky they brush. My older kids' teeth are fine, whats up with my baby? What are the risks for this surgery?
Shelly - posted on 05/16/2010
Juice from a bottle is very damaging to teeth. Id use a sippy cup or better yet a normal cup for juice and like the other mums said dilute it down or offer water instead. Brush twice a day as well. Some kids are prone to weak teeth if the parents teeth are the same. Talk to your dentist and get some advice so that it doesnt get worse or damage the adult teeth. A peadiatric dentist may be able to repair them if they are not too damaged.
CAITLIN - posted on 05/15/2010
See a dentist to review the damage and come up with a gameplan. 1/2 juice 1/2 water is always good. Limit milk as well - too much can be bad. Give your child ice water to drink - may resist at 1st, but when kids are thirsty they'll drink it. My daughter loves water now. Good luck!
Bethanie - posted on 05/14/2010
If their teeth are to this point, stop even diluted juice and limit milk to 16oz a day. Take child to the dentist to access the damage. Rotting/decaying of the teeth isn't reversible. The damage is done.
Sally - posted on 05/14/2010
stop giving juice and sweet drinks. Water and Milk mainly with diluted juice as a treat.. Clean teeth with toothpaste daily (good oral hygiene) and take them to the dentist for care. Care of the milk teeth is really important because the condition of these teeth impact on the next set of teeth, if these ones rot, chances are the next set will be damaged before they even come through.