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Old 03-29-2009, 11:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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.
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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.

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