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My dd is 2 and 8 months. She got her teeth pretty early (4 at 4 months, all of them by 1 yr pretty much) One of her back molars looks to me like it may have some decay in it. I have always cleaned her teeth religiously ever since she got the first ones so I am not sure why this should be. She eats very little sweet stuff really.
I was wondering if it could be because she takes lactulose for her constipation, though I give it to her and then brush her teeth immediately. Or sometimes she has a bottle after brushing teeth and falls asleep so I don't wake her to brush teeth again.
Anyone else experienced this? Neither dh or I had fillings until we were teenagers.
my ds had same at almost thesame age, dentist noticed it on a routine check up, only a very very start of a small hole. He just told me to take it easy with fruit juices etc but did say that as sugar is contained in nearly everything these days its a bit hard to totally eradicate stuff.
DS had a further check up last week and although the hole had not got any bigger, the dentist was concerned that he would start getting toothache if food started to get stuck in there so he filled it with a white paste.
Im going to get fissure seals put into his molars when his second teeth come through as im really concerned that his teeth will decay regardless nowadays with all the crap in everything.
Ask your dentist to put that paste in her tooth, should help till her 2nd teeth come through.
Yes, my ds has 2 fillings. I started to notice the decay at around the same age & he finally had the fillings done when he was about 4. He also has always brushed his teeth although he did use to have a bottle at night afterwards. The dentist said it could possibly be because I may have had a cold or something when I was pregnant & the teeth were forming and that caused cracks. Tbh I think it's just sod's law, though very upsetting. I hated taking him to have the fillings done though he was v v brave (ds, not the dentist).
Hi Countess, fine thanks!
Poor dd, is your dentist local? Ours is the one on Castelnau, just about the only NHS one in the area.
Btw did you see Gordon Ramsey last night? Hope you spotted that he took his latest lamentable chef to learn some lessons from mine & dp's favourite restaurant ie Riva!