We brought our DD (who is now almost 19 months) for a checkup at a pediatric dentist and they found initial decay of her 4 top front teeth, probably due to enamel defect from birth. She seems to have this defect only in the top 4 front teeth.
We ended up seeing two pediatric dentists and again her pediatrician about it, and we are quite confused now.
Her pediatrician suggested to let it be; one dentist gave us a tooth mousse that contains calcium, to strengthen the enamel, with monthly checkups; the second dentist is asking to night wean her and use fluoride paste.
Needless to say I was puzzled by such discordant approaches (and well... also by the fact that our DD has already decay at such young age...).
She nurses on demand (most of the "action" taking place at night), eats zero junk food, almost no processed sugar, never used a bottle or a pacifier, drinks mostly water (aside from breast milk), and when she drinks juice it's either from a glass or from a bottle with a straw. Doesn't eat much dried fruit. We take care of her teeth by brushing twice a day (with fluoride free paste).
So I did some research online, but I found several opinions/possibilities and I'm still not sure of the correct way to go at this point.
I would really prefer not to night wean her, I would rather go with child-led weaning. But my husband is really pushing for it. And what if he's right?
We started using fluoride paste, and the mousse. I clean her teeth as well as I can at night after nursing to sleep, but I'm not being successful after each night feed.
Does anyone have related experiences to share?
Sorry for the long post... I am really worried... and thank you for your help!