My baby has some teeth that have come in. Several of them have what appear to be white spots on them. Is this normal?
Laney J. – Ft. Worth, TX
No, this is not normal, especially in a baby’s teeth. White spots are generally an indication of decalcification. Which means your baby will have cavities soon. This is pretty early for that to be happening.
You didn’t mention how old your baby is. Do you happen to bottle feed? Do you leave that bottle in the crib with your baby to sip from at night? This could be causing formula to pool in his or her mouth, which would lead to cavities.
Bottom line is, you need to see a pediatric dentist and have them look at your child’s teeth. Something is going on and it needs to be addressed quickly to make sure that your baby’s teeth are developing properly.
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