Annoyed re: dental issues
This is so annoying - I just have to vent a little. After reading the thread below on cavities, I am convinced that L has cavities on his four front upper teeth. They have white spots on the bottom edge and are grey-ish in color. They looked like this almost immediately after erupting. We brought him to my dentist when I went about 2 months ago. She said his teeth look good structurally but are, indeed, stained. (She just looked in his mouth for a few seconds to reach this conclusion.)
He took trimethoprim for 3 months (from age 3 -6 months) because he had hydronephrosis. (I stopped the abx just as his first tooth was coming in on the bottom.) Reasearch online showed that tetracycline causes staining but other abx don't??? Does anyone know about other abx causing teeth staining?
Could extended pacifier use cause this? L still uses one for sleeping.
I can't seem to find a pediatric dentist here so I have to wait until we go home this summer to the U.S. and then it might be too late to do anything. :mad
I'm so tired of dealing with issues with L. Between trying to find a good carseat and deal with carseat hysteria, trying to get a good night's sleep, trying to find a way to brush his teeth without causing hysterics, trying to get this kid to eat some food, etc..., etc..., I was hoping that the stained teeth issue wouldn't be a serious one.
Okay, vent over...
Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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