I'm a little concerned about my 18 month old DS's front tooth. He has a divet that is awful at collecting food particles. I'm not sure if it's from being banged when he was itty bitty or if it just grew in that way. For a while, I was able to clean it so that it wasn't beige at all. But now, it seems like it's always stained. I'm not sure if it's the color of the tooth in that spot or if it's that I haven't gotten a chance to clean it properly (between him writhing during teeth brushing sessions!).
At first, I was worried that it could be a cavity forming, but my GP said cavities are a different color and usually cloud the whole tooth as opposed to a tiny spot. It's about the size of a gel pen mark. Furthermore, she said the front teeth are least likely to get a cavity, especially right in front just from the nature of it's location - food is unlikely to stick there long enough to erode the tooth.
I'm not convinced about the theory that they're baby teeth and they'll fall out so it doesn't really matter. I kind of subscribe to the idea that teeth are living and affect your whole body in some way so I'd prefer to do what's best for the tooth and not ignore it.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clean it well with a wiggly toddler? Does anyone think I should go to a dentist? Does anyone have any product recommendations? Has anyone had this experience? Any advice is welcome!