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13 months old with a cavity



my 13 month old has a black spot on his inner bottom front tooth. Is this normal for a child of this age? Or did I do something wrong?


Thanks for the question. The black spot could be anything from staining (from food or trauma), or a cavity. It is best to have a dentist look at it and assess if any treatment is needed. Hope that helps.

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Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati