A 24-year-old female asked:
my 18 months toddler has a green line near the gums of his front upper tooth. he slept with a bottle for some time can this be tooth decay? treatment?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
It might be: Treatment really depends on exactly what the problem is. To find out, make an appointment with a pediatric dentist. This needs to be addressed.
Answered on Dec 4, 2014
Dr. Krishna Anand answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See dentist: It is well known that bottle-feeding during sleep can cause teeth problem . Consult a dentist
Answered on Jun 4, 2015
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Oh, my: this can be dangerous, may affect baby and underlying permanent teeth, and can travel through blood stream to damage other organs. Probably is decay from milk sugars being converted by bacteria (baby teeth need to be cleaned) into acids...baby bottle syndrome. 1st dental appointment should correspond with 1st b'day. Please call a Pediatric Dental Specialist (as opposed to GP) IMMEDIATELY.
Answered on Apr 29, 2015
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