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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Pitting on Infants Teeth

02/02/2010

Question:

I am inquiring about my 1 1/2 yr old she is a breastfead baby never had a bottle and is still breastfeading now. She does have juice and milk in a sippy cup but juice is diluted and not put to bed with a sippy or bottle. Her top four teeth near gum line are pitted and are now starting to turn a ting of yellow she has only had these teeth approx. 6 months and we have brushed in am/pm since she got teeth since her old brothers age 12/5 have had teeth issues as well but they never had these pitted teeth and not issues this early. It makes me cry and feel like an unfit mother when i look at her teeth i am at whits end on what to do. Our peds/family dentists dont seemed as concerned as i do what will they look like in 4-5 years if they look like this now? Any suggestions on what to do? or reason something like this happens?? Please help!

Answer:

It is not possible to diagnose your daughter's condition without examining her. It is always a good idea to get another opinion if you have questions, and be certain to have her examined by a pediatric dentist. This dentist specializes in children's dental issues. He or she will be able to diagnose the problem and explain further options to you.

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University