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My daughter is missing enamel on part of her front teeth. What causes this?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Could be caused by dietary habit, trauma ( mechanical trauma or could be caused by some corrosive agents- acidic beverages, emesis), excess Fluoride consumption, infection or hereditary problem could be the cause.
Bring her to a dentist and discuss more about dental health and what to do.

In brief: Several

Could be caused by dietary habit, trauma ( mechanical trauma or could be caused by some corrosive agents- acidic beverages, emesis), excess Fluoride consumption, infection or hereditary problem could be the cause.
Bring her to a dentist and discuss more about dental health and what to do.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Harlan Wilson
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

Loss of enamel could be due to baby bottle caries if the child had gone to sleep with an acidic substance such as milk or a fruit juice that was allowed to pull on the child's tooth.
It could also still be enamel but ds colored due to antibiotic staining when the teeth where being formed. Loss of enamel could be due to a systemic condition with other symptoms . You must see your dentist for reason.

In brief: Many causes

Loss of enamel could be due to baby bottle caries if the child had gone to sleep with an acidic substance such as milk or a fruit juice that was allowed to pull on the child's tooth.
It could also still be enamel but ds colored due to antibiotic staining when the teeth where being formed. Loss of enamel could be due to a systemic condition with other symptoms . You must see your dentist for reason.
Dr. Harlan Wilson
Dr. Harlan Wilson
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Lots of reasons

Could be caries (cavity), damage from trauma, developmental defect in that one tooth, genetic (inherited), or it could be due to one of many systemic problems.
You really need to have your dentist examine your daughter now to determine both the cause and the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Lots of reasons

Could be caries (cavity), damage from trauma, developmental defect in that one tooth, genetic (inherited), or it could be due to one of many systemic problems.
You really need to have your dentist examine your daughter now to determine both the cause and the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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