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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 answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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.
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See dentist: It is well known that bottle-feeding during sleep can cause teeth problem . Consult a dentist
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
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.
Last updated Jun 4, 2015


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