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Rotten Baby Teeth – Why

Wednesday, Mar. 20th 2024 11:36 AM

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

Reply: This may be useful if your friend asks for help finding information. A baby’s teeth can come in rotten, but it is uncommon. Most often, this is due to poor oral hygiene and bacteria buildup on the teeth. If your friend’s baby is experiencing this issue, she must take the baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as possible. The dentist can assess the situation and recommend the best course of action.

Sometimes, the baby’s teeth may need to be extracted and replaced with dental implants or crowns. Other times, a simple cleaning and improved oral care routine may be enough to fix the problem. Regardless of the solution, your friend must act quickly to prevent further decay and damage to her baby’s teeth.

Aside from poor oral hygiene and bacteria buildup, there are other reasons why a baby may have dental decay on incoming baby teeth. One of the common reasons is the consumption of sugary foods or drinks, which can lead to tooth decay. Additionally, some medications can cause dry mouth, leading to a higher risk of cavities. Another reason could be a lack of fluoride in the water or toothpaste, essential for strong and healthy teeth. Moreover, certain medical conditions or genetic factors may also contribute to dental decay. It is necessary to consult a pediatric dentist to determine the underlying cause of the problem and receive appropriate treatment.

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