Re: Need Help/Advice - DD has cavities and dentist blames on
I just read your original post a little more clearly. It sounds like the cavities may be on the back of your baby's teeth? My dentist told me that what can happen with babies this age (my 2nd is the same age as your baby) is that there is a pocket between the back of the tooth and the gums. Once they are eating solid foods, bits of food can get stuck in there so to be sure to brush them every night. He said that's why parents don't sometimes notice - the front of the tooth looks perfect but the back does not. It is NOT the breastmilk or the breastfeeding.
However, we didn't brush Lilah's teeth at all until she was probably closer to 18 months old and she nursed all night every night until she was around 20 months old. With Beatrix, we have been brushing her teeth since she was around 9ish months old every night because Lilah's teeth get brushed every night and it's part of our routine. Neither of my girls have had cavities.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months