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Old 05-15-2004, 12:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My friend has a two year old girl who has white spots on her teeth. Does anyone know if this is early decay, or something else? My first thought was fluoridosis, but could it be something else too? I know this girl is breastfed (still! ) and has been eating solids for a while, but I don't know when she started. I don't know how much sugar she eats, but my friend is very health conscious, so I don't expect her dd gets too much sugar. (Though I don't know about juice and other sugars like that.) She doesn't have any fluoride toothpaste, and doesn't get supplemental fluoride, so what might it be?
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My dd had white spots on her teeth before her decay started. If you do a search on this board you will find that white spots can be fluorosis or it can be demineralization of the teeth. I believe that my dd got tooth decay through nutritional deficiencies.

I have researched on the web and have found ways to change our diets and have implemented some of them and have noticed that my dd's teeth are looking better. Demineralization of the teeth can be reversed before the decay starts so it is important that your friends dd start on a liquid multivitamin (we take floradix for kids) and get plenty of sunshine without sunscreen (20mins per day) for calcium absorption.
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