Tooth decay
My daughter having issues with tooth from the age of 2 years.. Now she is 3 years and 9 months. The problem is started like colour change to her 2 upper front tooth. Then it started to decay. Now there is only 1/4 left. Consulted a pediatric dentist that time. He said that its because of lack of proper cleaning. He said to brush 2 times and also to clean thooth with cotton. Also cleaning mouth after whatever she eats. Before it was only found in upper jaw tooth.. But now started showing problems to lower tooth too. I'm very tensed by seeing it.
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Dr. Anuradha Mallya
Dentist 12 yrs exp Ernakulam
Ur pedodontist is right.. the decay is due to improper oral hygiene. Upper front milk teeth are usually lost by age 6 when the corresponding adult tooth starts erupting. The back teeth both upper and lower stay for longer upto abt 11 yrs of age. Hence i would suggest that if it has started spreading , consult your dentist again and seek treatment for the same. There are a lot of challenges for dental treatment at such a young age, but that should.not be a deterrent to treatment. Pls consider treating and preserving the milk teeth as far as possible against extractIon as they keep space for the adult teeth and untimely removal of milk teeth can cause malalignment of the erupting permanent teeth. And if the child is habituated to snacking between meals, consider changing to healthy snacks like fruits instead of chips or biscuits as well as a gap of atleast 4 hrs between every meal.
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