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Rotten Baby Teeth – Why

Tuesday, Sep. 29th 2009 9:51 PM

When a baby cut a tooth can that tooth  come through rotten?   My friend baby is just getting her teeth in and her teeth are already getting bad . She does not know why this is happening.  Can her baby just be born with bad teeth?  If so can they be fixed. ?  Just wanting to be able to get her some information that may be helpful to her.

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5 Comments on “Rotten Baby Teeth – Why”

  1. Kerry Says:

    You may want to suggest to your friend to see a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist specialize in baby dental care. She may want to check with the dentist to see if the baby has baby bottle tooth decay(BBTD). A toddler can develop BBTD when the baby has prolonged contact with almost any liquid other than water.

    Things your friend my want to avoid is letting her baby sleep with a baby bottle, or letting the child have a baby bottle when she is not feeding. These are examples of how a baby can get BBTD. Baby bottle tooth decay is one way for a baby to have bad or rotten teeth. However, check with the dentist to confirm.

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  2. Kris Says:

    Some people like to give their child bottles to help them fall asleep or to stop them from crying. This trick may work to help stop the child from crying but should be avoided. If you have to, then have only water in the bottle. For excess liquid will promote tooth decay.

    A few good suggestions would be to try and teach your child how to drink out of a cup as soon as possible. Do not let a baby sleep with a bottle in their mouth. Also brush the baby mouth with a soft baby tooth brush.

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  3. Steve Says:

    Another reason for bad baby teeth can be that the teeth do not have the enamel that would normally protect the teeth from decay. This too is something your friend can ask her dentist about. If that is a causing factor see about having sealants. Sealant would then help protect the teeth in question.

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  4. Caroline Jackey Says:

    It sounds a lot like bottle mouth or (BBTD). However whether or not her baby has that I would not know. I suggest for your friend to ask her dentist about BBTD. A dentist would be able to advise on the cause of her baby bad teeth.

    On the brighter side, her baby’s baby teeth are not permanent teeth. If her baby losses her baby teeth too soon she would have to take care that her adult teeth grown in correctly. A space maintainer may be use for that.

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  5. Luz Says:

    My son has the same problem. I noticed his 1st tooth coming out green and now he has 4 stained teeth on the top and sparkling white the rest. I’ve asked my pediatrician

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