Discolored teeth? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 03-29-2009, 10:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
nikkiethridge's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DS is 13 months now. When his first teeth came in, they were already discolored. Now they are fluctuating from white with off white spots, to a dingy color with bright white spots, then back again. Some days they are pearly white, the next they are all spotty. It's so weird. He doesn't get a nighttime bottle anymore, just maybe a few during the day but I make sure to brush 2-3 times a day. Some days his gums will swell up and then go back down too...Really strange. We haven't taken him to a pediatric dentist yet, Hopefully we can see someone next week.

I have heard this could be due to taking antibiotics during pregnancy (i was gbs+ so i opted for them during labor) or from minerals in the water (our water does NOT have fluoride though)?

I can post a pic up later if anyone wants to see.
nikkiethridge is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 03-29-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Vancouver Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Every time I look at my kids' teeth I think they're all decayed and we will need a million dollars worth of dental work and a general anasthetic. Every time we visit the dentist he says they look fine. The bright white spots are probably hypercalcification, which I don't think is a problem and can apparently be caused by a high fever while the teeth are forming. I just don't look too closely in good light anymore. I would recommend a trip to the dentis though, even if it's just to put your mind at ease.

Diane, SAHM to DD (June 05) and DS (April 07).
::::
Vancouver Mommy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off