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So my son is 5 & has two of his adult molars errupting. Dentist is not concerned that they are coming up (spacing of teeth is fine & he did start teething very early) but she did note that the one tooth she was able to see looked "chalky." She is a holistic dentist & suggested plenty of greens & a quality multivitamin with calcium. She said all there is to do right now is wait & see.

I'm concerned that the tooth will fall apart or have cavities & that his other new teeth will have similar problems as they come in. I'm also concerned that this points to a systemic (or historical) problem that we should address.

I'm not sure where to start. Anyone have experience with this?

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Sounds like it's coming in with weak enamel? Some of my oldest's baby teeth were like that, little incisors so they fell apart fast. You can support tooth health with bone broth, hours long simmered bones like from roasted chicken or beef, use a splash of vinegar in the water to help break them down. Use in soups, sauces, or as a warm drink. Give nuts, greens, and they say to use vitamin added CLO and butter oil. You can look for a Hydroxyapatite calcium supplement that's the most effective kind for bone and tooth rebuilding. The controversial flouride ion treatments basically are to have flouride take the place of missing calcium, as it makes a harder than natural shell for the tooth. A good layer of calcium does a fine job though. I would watch carefully for cavities and fix them early if they start, and look at pros and cons of having the dentist apply a non BPA dental sealant when they are fully grown in.
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Thank you, JamieCatheryn! Your response is very helpful & gives me a lot to think about! Is the CLO you are referencing the fermented CLO with the butter oil? I will up the broth, though it's hard in the warmer weather & DS isn't a fan of drinking it straight. Luckily our dentist will probably not suggest a fluoride treatment as she strongly believes fluoride is a poison. But I will look into a calcium supplement.

Man, I have a lot of learning to do on this!! Thanks for the help! And other suggestions are welcome, too.

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