tooth decay

Dalia - posted on 10/18/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My grandson will be 3 in December and the dentist said we had to have his front 4 teeth pulled due to being brown and rotten and unable to save. I had to buy a (30.00) tube of prescribed toothpaste to help buiy time in deciding which way to go. I brush his teeth and dilute his juice 4 parts water to one of juice, I am worried about the time frame of his permanent teeth coming in over 2 - 3 yrs from now, and what his options are as far a s capping or having a bridge. Has anyone else experienced anything like this. I am trying to get him into the childrens hospital for a second opinion and see what options are available.

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Tonya - posted on 10/20/2012

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Hello, I'm new to the site, but I had something like this happen to my oldest daughter (now 7), when she was just 2 or 3. I took her to the dentist and she had to get a filling on her front tooth, it didn't have to be pulled though. However when I was told that it was caused by a bottle I was shocked. She never went to bed with a bottle, I breastfeed her till she was one, and didn't give her any juice or water in a bottle, that was all in a cup. She also never used a pacifier or a baby cup. I also never gave her any thing that would cause it, like soda. Now since she is 7, she is going to the dentist every 6 months for her cleanings and for the last year we have been going to her mouth fixed. Still she doesn't drink soda, she brushes her teeth twice a day. Her dentist says that some people just have 'bad' baby teeth, she has had 2 teeth removed (lucky they were still baby teeth), but she has to have spacers, and the teeth don't come in till the child is like 10-11. The dentist told me that with her she could just have bad baby teeth, but she could grow out of it, and just to start taking extra good care of her teeth. She doesn't like having teeth missing, and she is old enough to know and to remember the pain, so now anytime she eats, she brushes her teeth when she is at home.

My other two kids ages 6 and 5 don't have any teeth problems. My 6 year old had one cavity, but it was filled.



To answer your question, I never was told to buy a special toothpaste for her. I do know that my sister fell trying to climb over a baby gate when she was 2 or 3, and she lost her bottom front teeth, and when they came back in, they came in yellow (this was back in 1990), so they may have something to fix that now, but she always had yellow teeth that wouldn't get white.

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