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My 4 year old has a lot of cracks and chips in her teeth. Why and how can I prevent this?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Multiple causes

Cracks ; chips in baby teeth usually due to grinding.
Sometimes, however, due to enamel defect. Grinding sometimes due to malocclusion. Ask your dentist for evaluation, and, if indicated, referral to a pediatric dental specialist.

In brief: Multiple causes

Cracks ; chips in baby teeth usually due to grinding.
Sometimes, however, due to enamel defect. Grinding sometimes due to malocclusion. Ask your dentist for evaluation, and, if indicated, referral to a pediatric dental specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry

In brief: Nothing to do

She could be grinding to get them to to fit together better or falling or both.
Not much you can do. The good news is she is going to get another set of harder teeth!

In brief: Nothing to do

She could be grinding to get them to to fit together better or falling or both.
Not much you can do. The good news is she is going to get another set of harder teeth!
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dr. Gary Klugman
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