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16mth old has decalcification marks according to dentist on top-central incisors, can this lead to tooth decay? If so, can I prevent it?

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In brief: Fluoride vitamins

Decalcification can lead to decay.
Make sure that fluoride supplements via drops are given if the water is not fluoridated and have the area checked to make sure incipient caries is not evident.

In brief: Fluoride vitamins

Decalcification can lead to decay.
Make sure that fluoride supplements via drops are given if the water is not fluoridated and have the area checked to make sure incipient caries is not evident.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cause?

Can be from putting child to bed with a bottle, from not wiping their baby teeth at least 2x/day, or from developmental abnormality.
Decalcification, loss of calcium, means tooth more susceptible to decay. Lots of solutions. Talk to your Dentist, or even better, ask for referral to Pediatric Dental Specialist.

In brief: Cause?

Can be from putting child to bed with a bottle, from not wiping their baby teeth at least 2x/day, or from developmental abnormality.
Decalcification, loss of calcium, means tooth more susceptible to decay. Lots of solutions. Talk to your Dentist, or even better, ask for referral to Pediatric Dental Specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This would be a question for your dentist.
He/she may be able to apply a protective solution. All the best.

In brief: Yes

This would be a question for your dentist.
He/she may be able to apply a protective solution. All the best.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Common Concern

Make sure to brush your teeth with a prescribed fluoridated tooth paste and maintain meticulous oral hygiene to avoid decalcification areas from worsening.

In brief: Common Concern

Make sure to brush your teeth with a prescribed fluoridated tooth paste and maintain meticulous oral hygiene to avoid decalcification areas from worsening.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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