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A 32-year-old female asked:

almost 2year daughters teeth enamel is peeling off and l can see a different offish white underneath,i stopped giving her milk when shes sleeping and she always resist when l try brushing her teeth so im wondering could she be in pain&how to stop it?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Needs Examination: She may have sustained damage to her primary teeth by the nocturnal bottle (baby bottle syndrome). In addition, she may have a genetic malformation of the enamel. Either way, she should be examined by a local pediatric dentist.
Dr. William Coppola
Pediatric Dentistry 46 years experience
If you were putting your daughter to sleep "on demand" with milk it is most likely Early Childhood Caries. Early childhood caries are cavities that most often show up on a child’s upper front teeth.
Feb 23, 2021
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Pedodontist: Your daughter is at least a year overdue for her 1st dental examination. She may have Amelogenesis Imperfecta our Dentogenesis Imperfecta. She needs to be immediately seen by a children's Dental specialist, a Pedodontist. NEVER put a child to bed with a bottle containing anything but water. Acids in milk and juice can harm teeth. And yes, she may be in extreme pain. Please see Pedodontist now.

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