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My baby who is 2.8 years old is having very much cavities in his teeth'..though he is not more prolonged to choclates and sugar containing foods...he brushes his teeth regularly but then also cavities have been formed...Kindly suggest me any easy process for the betterment of my kids teeth which are painless...
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Dr. M. R. Pujari
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Hi.. These are the most common reasons for cavities- 1. Not brushing at night 2. Hereditary 3. Use of sweet foods at night 4. Complex tooth anatomy 5. Not visiting dentist for check up Even regular food what we eat also contains carbohydrates. If when not brushed at night will lead to cavities. Ever child might have started brushing properly recently. Cavities never happen suddenly. They take at least 6-12months to make their place strong on teeth. So no need to worry. If he is brushing regularly now then you can prevent cavities in future. You can visit dentist and ask for pit and fissure sealants. This technique will prevent cavities in future. Regards
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Dr. Rashmi Punhani
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Hello there... There are a lot of factors which influence the cavities in children... Being a pediatric dentist.., I would suggest you to first get the cavities treated ASAP... And then regularly follow the preventive protocol to control the cavities at this age itself... Because the health of these teeth will influence the condition of future permanent teeth...
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Dr. Shail Jaggi
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Hi!am sure cavities at such a young age is a cause for worry for you. Thought you have mentioned your child does not eat too many sweets or chocolate it may be likely that he/she may have defective teeth formation which may be slightly weak due to some medication or illness Also make sure the child is not sleeping with a sweetened milk bottle in the night. This can also damage the teeth Its essential that you visit a good dentist and have the teeth evaluated to prevent future damage. Treatment may involve some restorative work and fluoride application to strengthen teeth
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Dr. Ankit H Mehta
Dentist 9 yrs exp Mumbai
Hello.These kind of multiple cavities in Children of 1- 4 years are due to bottle milk. Parents give them milk in the night but forget to give them water or make them gargle.As milk stays stuck, acidic levels increase in the mouth and cavities start forming.Now to prevent such cavities, we need to teach children to gargle and drink water before sleeping.Also bottled milk should be stopped.Night brushing should be made a habit right from childhood.
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