Long story short, while my daughter was laughing I noticed that her upper back molars were black on the inside. I felt alarmed and inspected the rest of her teeth. Behind the top front teeth there are black areas too, as well as the beginning of decay at the gum-line in the front of those teeth.
I took her to a pediatric dentist right away and after a visual inspection (daughter wouldn't allow xrays), I was told she had 6 severe cavities. She will likely need all of them capped!
She was referred to a pediatric dental surgery center and will be put under general anesthesia to get everything fixed at once next week. I'm so scared.
I'm beyond upset about this and very baffled. Her teeth are brushed thoroughly and religiously every single day. She does not have a high sugar diet. In fact, I'm very conscientious about nutrition, vitamins and minerals, buying organic, etc. My two older children have perfect teeth. The only thing I can blame it on is frequent night nursing. There is a possibility of it being a genetic issue. I'm 40 yrs old and have only had 3 cavities in my entire life, and none as a child. My husband on the other hand had to have all of his upper teeth pulled at only 35 yrs old due to out of control decay, and was told that he had a genetic condition that caused this.
Has anybody experienced this? I'm getting her the dental care she needs right now, but have you found anything holistic that has helped prevent future decay? I'm willing to do whatever it takes. We are not rich but I can certainly spend the money on supplements and so forth if there are things out there that actually work.