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Early Tooth Decay In Toddlers
It depends: Baby bottle tooth decay is not too common and it depends on how often the baby falls asleep with the bottle in the mouth and keeps sucking on the milk throughout the night. It is best to remove the bottle once baby is asleep, and replace the bottle with pure water. Everyday wipe the teeth with a wet or dry gauze to remove the layer of plaque. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
A 6-y child, his teeth is in good state and no dental caries.do you suugest to pit and fissure sealing on molars in order to prevent tooth decay?
That depends: If this is a loose baby tooth in a child between 5-14 years old, it may just be time for that particular tooth to be replaced by a permanent tooth. If this s a loose baby tooth in a younger child or a loose permanent tooth, then it is signs of a problem. Please have this child evaluated by a pediatric dentist so you can determine what is going on and if treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should we extract baby teeth molars, in a 7 year old, if the adult teeth are not present underneath?
Probably not: I would strongly advise that these teeth not be removed as long as they are not creating any problems. If there are no adult teeth to replace them, they will be very important as the child gets older to keep the all the teeth in the upper and lower arch in the correct place and position. So if they are not creating a problem for the child, please keep them in place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends but yes: I use a few different materials depending on the location and size of the fillings. I do have a material that i prefer for children more than adults. Every dentist is different but all that i know use acceptable materials. Ask your dentist if you have concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most kids get enough Fluoride just by drinking fluoridated tap water. Some children drinking well water or bottled water need Fluoride supplements. Too much Fluoride can cause white or brown flecks on your teeth so it's important not to give supplements to kids that don't need it and that you use Fluoride free toothpaste before your toddler learns not to swallow toothpaste. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Childis 12 yrs w/2 cavities in front teeth.
We oppose use of flouride. Denist says a composite filling
w/small amount of flouride is the best way?
Early- white spots: Baby bottle tooth decay is more accurately referred to as early childhood caries since children don’t need to be using a bottle to develop tooth decay. The very earliest stages of ecc can appear as white spots on the teeth- often by the gumline. This is demineralized dental enamel. If the demineralization continues under the enamel, the spot will become darker. The enamel can appear intact. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many separate/connected bony buccal walls surround molar tooth #2? Wisdom tooth missing since childhood. Thank-you.
Many causes: Tooth discoloration can be from a fall or trauma to the tooth. It can be caries. Was there ever a high fever before the tooth came in? It could even be stain that doesn't come off with regular brushing. The child needs to be examined by a dentist to get an accurate diagnosis. Baby teeth are important to the developing perm. 2 th. Don't ignore it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adult teeth growing in over baby teeth? Our son seems to have an adult tooth that is growing in front or a baby tooth without the baby tooth falling out. Is this something i'd need to schedule a special dentist appointment for?
Yes!: You can't have 2 teeth in the same spot at the same time. So, if the baby tooth has not fallen out when it should the adult tooth will erupt in the wrong place. Once the dentist has removed the baby tooth the adult tooth may move into the space by itself, or it may need to be guided by an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers