Hi, my 5.5 years old son has already his permanent molars with cavities in them. Is this normal?

Mimi - posted on 10/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi, my son is 5.5 years old and he just lost his 1st tooth (the lower front tooth), and the new one erupted. when i took him to the dentist to check if the new tooth is well placed, he said that he has already his two permanent molars, and that he had cavities in them. I never noticed when his 1st permanent molars erupted and was shocked to know that they had already cavities, knowing that since his 1st baby tooth erupted, i'm taking very good care of his teeth. I was even more shocked to know that he has enamel hypoplasia. the doctor advised to fill his molar cavities but mentioned that some of his other primary teeth are decayed, but would not work on these as they are going to fall down. i'm frustrated and feel horrible. Any advise?

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Amy - posted on 10/22/2012

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Hi Mimi This can be normal in differant ways.. (these are his 6 year molars that have come in- and early is ok, most dds suggest sealats on perm molars. alot of juices, milk and gatorades have sugars in them that can cause cavities, How were your teeth when you were a kid? that also has a little to do with his cavities.(genetics) Taking him to the dds and getting it fixed is what you do. Also Fluoride is very important make sure its in your water and he gets trmnts at the dds after every cleaning.

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