A member asked:

What are the brown spots on my two year old son's teeth? we take good care of his teeth, brushing and flossing every day, but in the last couple weeks brown spots have appeared. should we be concerned?

5 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Since : Since the spots appeared, they are not an integral part of the tooth. Are the spots on the front teeth or the surfaces of the back teeth? He may be getting some staining in the little pits and grooves on the biting surfaces of his teeth. Two is about the time to consiter taking him to the dentist, so have his new dentist take a look and let you know what it is.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Howard Schneider answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

Yes: This may just be staining from something he ate, or it could be the start of decay. The only way to know is with a visit to a pedaitric dentist. If it is staining they should be able to polish it off. If it is decay they will be able to treat it and help you figure out why it happened dispite good oral hygeine. Don't put this off, if it is decay it can progress quickly.

Answered 12/9/2013


Dr. Gary Chapman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Orthodontics

Go see his dentist: Brown spots on teeth can be caused by many things. Tough to answer in this forum, as you could be looking at deep decay recently uncovered by better brushing or some food particles stuck to his teeth. Go see your dentist and get his opinion on what you are looking at.

Answered 3/28/2013


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Concerning. Especially if you have been putting your child to sleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, or juice. Recommendation of American Dent Assn, Amer Assn of Orthodontists, & Amer Academy of Pediatric Dentists is that ALL children have 1st dental exam no later than 1st b'day. Please make an immediate examination appointment with a specialist pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist.

Answered 4/23/2022



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