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With allowing ds's teeth to remineralize. He's 3.5 and about 8 teeth have from tiny to pretty deep cavities, he had an enamel deficiency when they started coming through as a baby. I wanted to ask those who have had good progress w/ using natural therapies (xylitol, MI Paste, frequent brushing, raw cheeses & milk, CLO.)<br><br>
For awhile the teeth that had cavities were significantly more dark brown (active?) and now they are definitely more yellow than brown. When he smiles it is so much less evident where the affected areas are. Is the yellowing a good sign of remineralization?<br><br>
We've been 2 dentists, both said we're doing a good job and to keep at it, but b/c we had to change insurances recently, I'm not able (unless I pay out of pocket) to return to the either one to get a before-after opinion on it. We are making an appt soon for a pediatric dentist....<br><br>
TIA! Sande
 

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I think yellow is definitely a good sign. Hopefully it'll keep getting lighter. My little son got a brown spot on a tooth a month ago. I was concerned and wanted to have a dentist look at it. DH said his regular check-up is only a few weeks away so we didn't do anything. Within days it got lighter and turned yellow. Now it's completely white, nobody can tell unless they knew it was there. He just had the dental checkup and doctor said they're all perfect, never knowing he's had a small cavity just last month. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Sorry - I don't mean to hijack this thread, but what if a cavity starts out white? My DS's checkup last week revealed 4 cavities on the x-ray. I noticed that these molars' biting surfaces are opaque white, and I'm assuming these are early cavities. One of them is sticky, and although I can't see it I'm sure it's brown.<br><br>
I have no idea how to gage if things are working or not. Or how long it'll take. I told myself and DH 1 month, but if I can see progress then I might go longer than that.<br><br>
And is there a place I can get a dental mirror and a scraping tool? The hygienist didn't seem like she did a good job. Or there's another cavity inbetween his front teeth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Thanks!
 
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