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Friday, September 22, 2017
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Kids
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.
Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati