My son has bad teeth!

Aimee - posted on 05/01/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old son has decay on his two top front teeth! I brush and brush but I think this may be from when he was still using a bottle. What can I do to fix this, if anything, and when I take him to the dentist, will they pull the teeth or fix them???

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Brenda - posted on 12/05/2012

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I just took my 3 year old daughter to the children's dentist yesterday. My daughter just turned 3 in September and the reason I took her is because she chipped one of her front teeth. Well she has 12 cavitites, yes I said 12 and two of the teeth are un-repairable. We noticed that her two front ones had brown up by the gums but thought it was tartar. We never introduced her to juice and never gave her milk in bed but the dentist didn't believe us. They make you feel like crap. Well she has an appointment in a hosiptal to be put under but everything will be fixed in that one appointment. We have a well and her doctor put her on Fluoride Multi Vitamin when she was one and we brush them daily and she still has bad teeth. I would suggest taking your child to a childrens dentist because our normal dentist scared the crap out of her and wasn't patient with her at all. Now she keeps saying she don't want to go back to the scary dentist.

Crystal - posted on 08/14/2012

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I have a similar issue with my daughter ...she will be 4 in September and I cannot send her to school with decaying teeth...My thoughts are with you and I hope all goes well.....I may have to do the same with my daughter and I am terrified.....can you please recommend a dentist for my daughter we live in markham so anywhere is the GTA would be great..


Thank you

Crystal

Jenny - posted on 09/01/2011

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My little girl is going through the same thing. She is 3 and we had our first visit to the dentist yesterday. She has 4 teeth that they are going to pull. This will be 2 seperate surgeries. If your child just has cavities they may just fix them. Dr Boyd says this is the cause of me letting daughter sleep with a bottle for so long.

Brenda - posted on 11/15/2013

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My son is 13, this is my younger one. I did everything right, he had his first dental visit at 1 year old. He was almost 2 months premature.

From then until now his dental issues have been a nightmare. We did everything right, and yes I love my son.....but it just happens. He has issues.

Just turned 13, braces ready to come off and there were HOLES above the braces where food sits because it cannot slide off...I know cuz I have braces too. Same time as him. My teeth are fine, he has 11 cavities. He had $3500 of dental work done yesterday, even though braces come off on the 26th, I didnt want to wait. It was found when they molded him for retainers. Day after that he was in the dentist chair for cleaning and check up and teeth fixed the day after that.

Its a bunch of crap if you think the decay is from not caring enough about your child to brush every second of every day. it just happens. Life moves on and you adjust.

He now has fluoridated water, and I just placed an order from the above ladies post about Xylitol ....gum, toothpaste, rinse....I will give it a try for him. I love him too.....but he still has cavities.

Lauralee - posted on 12/05/2012

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Where have you heard that Fluoride isn't a poison? You need to do a little more research.

According to the handbook, Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic. It is a cumulative poison that accumulates in bone over the years.

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Karla - posted on 02/19/2014

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My son is going to be here this June, and he has had a lot of cavities ... He has some stainless steels caps and I hate them. I began brushing his teeth when he was about 8 months old and I brush day n night I floss he doesn't use bottle and never used pacifier... I do not give him candy n his juice is always diluted with water if not is 100% juice... I feel so confused on why these cavities and bad teeth. The last time I took him to the dentist which was 4 days ago, they told me he needed more silver caps n I just don't wanna put him trough this anymore :( ... I feel guilty, upset :( I wish he had a perfect smile ...

Shannon - posted on 02/03/2014

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hi aimee howd the apointment go??i see this was years ago...my son is two n has few cavaties n they want to put him under to put caps on...im very upset

Levina - posted on 07/14/2013

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My daughter is 3 years and 3 months now. All of her teeth are clean and white. There is no plaque or yellow. I started brushing her teeth when she was 5 months. I brush her teeth at least 5 times a day. For example, every morning, after she drinks a cup of milk, I brush her teeth. After lunch time, brush. When she wakes up from a nap, she drinks a cup of milk. I brush. After dinner, brush. Around 11 pm she drinks milk, I brush her teeth. Finally, go to bed. Sometimes she drinks juice or eating junk food, I brush. The bottom line is after eating, brush immediately. This way, bacteria do not have a chance to stick on the teeth. The reason I can brush her teeth easily is using a toothpaste which is safe for swallow. She likes me to brush her teeth. No yelling. If you use regular toothpaste to brush 2 years old, it is really difficult. she has gone to see her dentist for 2 times, the dentist always say, "her teeth are good". The dentist just looked my daughter's teeth and let us go home. I put a lot of efforts to take care of my daughter's teeth because I love her so much.

Lauralee - posted on 12/05/2012

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Also Xylitol is recommended by dentists, medical doctors, periodontists, pediatricians and many health organizations and health professionals. For more information you can go to Xlear's website they are the Xylitol experts.

Katie - posted on 06/23/2012

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My son is 3 1/2 and he is having his top 4 front teeth pulled. He hadn't been on a bottle at night since he was 1 and we tied the pacifiers to balloons to let them go. He was so excited to watch them fly away... but he has tooth decay and they have to come out. We took him to one dentist and they gave us mi paste to put on and said it should stop it from getting worse...followed up 6 months later and they keep doing what were doing. 6 months later we decided to see another dentist that family recommended and we did. At first they thought they can be saved but then I got a call that they need to come out. At first I didn't let it bother me but now I get upset thinking about it. I don't know how he's gonna take it.

Melissa - posted on 09/02/2011

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My son has had this problem since he was three. I took him to the dentist at two and a half and they traumatized him. I couldn't get him to go back to the dentist until he was five when I was able to find a children's dentist that he would let me bring him to. He is now 8 and has had more than 8 cavities. I thought it was from being on the bottle too long but they are actually caused by a bacteria in his mouth that not everyone has. His father and grandfather lost all their teeth by the time they were 20. When I told the dentist this they told me that I have to make sure he uses act mouthwash, brushes twice a day and flosses. Problem is that he hates flossing and even when I do it for him he screams.

Lori - posted on 05/03/2011

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We had similar issues with our son when he was two, and as a result he did have to have 2 teeth pulled. Our dentist told us it was because the enamel never hardened properly and is actually fairly common. I can tell you that once the bad teeth were removed our kiddo began to eat more and sleep better. We never knew how much discomfort he was in until he wasn't in it anymore. The removal process was a bit scary because they had to put him under, but he did amazing (way better then me) and is a healthy and energetic 5 year old now.

Cassandra - posted on 05/02/2011

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it was also used by that Nazi's to keep the jews docile it is poison thats why ur not suppost to swollow it do some research pal

Imogen - posted on 05/06/2009

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My little boy is two and a half and has brown staining on his top front teeth and along the tops of a few others, he has never had the bottle, doesnt take a vitamin supplement and brushes his teeth...

Suzannah - posted on 05/06/2009

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Quoting Lauralee:

Try Xylitol...go to http://www.epicdental.com/ to read more about what it does for your teeth. It is 100% natural and so much better for you than Fluoride which is a toxic poison!


Flouride is not a poison.  It is one of the best tools to keep teeth healthy.  Too much flouride can cause white spotting on teeth, which is why children should only use flouride toothpaste once they have learned to spit (not swallow it) after brushing.  Things that are "natural" are not necessarily harmless (e.g. radon is a basic element in nature that causes cancer), but they are less likely to be safety-tested and are not regulated by the FDA or ADA.

Jane - posted on 05/05/2009

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My little boy is 17 months and has two bottom teeth and four top teeth, i brush his teeth twice a day, but feed him a 5 oz bottle of milk right before i put him in his cot at night, without the bottle but with a dummy, will this rot his teeth???

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Milk cavities are common. What kind of toothpaste do you use when you brush his teeth? He should be using one that contains flouride by now. I would take him to the dentist asap. He will not pull them. That would cause to many problems since the other teeth will try to move in order to fill the gap. The dentist can take care of the problem and can give him flouride treatments to help prevent future decay. My son was given flouride tablets to take each day since we are on well water.

Cherryl - posted on 05/01/2009

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It's the milk the causes it. I didn't think my daughter would do well at the dentist, but i took her to a pediatric dentist, the first time he examined them, and told me what the problem was and gave us the tooth paste. The second time they cleaned her teeth, she sat in the big chair and they used everything on her even the suction for the water, but the lady was great! Don't get me wrong she was scared, but the lady talked her through it, and it was a good dental experience.

Suzannah - posted on 05/01/2009

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Just an idea: Does your child take a vitamin with iron? If so, it could be an iron stain rather than decay. I was scared to death that my child had cavities when he was 9 months old, but it was iron staining.

Aimee - posted on 05/01/2009

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He already does have the appointment with the dentist in a couple weeks! He isnt very excited, either.

Aimee - posted on 05/01/2009

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Thanks ladies for the replies. Yes I think this is due to the fact that he went to bed with a bottle..even tho it was very rarely with juice. Either milk or water. The two teeth look awful but I know hes probably too little to have them removed. It looks like I dont brush his teeth but I brush them twice a day!!!

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they might pull them, but they are baby teeth so dont worry to much, did you put him to bed with a bottle? that can cause tooth decay. Take him to the dentist right away make sure you go to one that specializes in children so they dont scare him. I took my son when he was 2 and they sat him in my lap and leaned him back into the dentists lap so that he wasent in a big chair with scary bright lights.

Cherryl - posted on 05/01/2009

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My daughter has the same problem. she is two and I took her to a pediatric dentist, an they gave me this extra fluoride toothpaste to leave on overnight. I don't think it will get better it just keeps them from getting worse. Yes it is from too much bottle.

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