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What causes cavities in little kids?

I know a 3 year old who has a ton of cavities, BUT his mom insists she never gives him sweets or milk either. He is allergic to the milk protein. She dilutes his juice and brushes his teeth after every meal. IMO she takes all the right precautions, yet her kid ends up having so many cavities. His 2 front teeth also have these black spots on them that cant be brushed off. I dont know what they are called and have never seen anything like that before. So is there anything else that causes cavities?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Jun. 24, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Sometimes it is just genetics and kids teeth aren't as strong as others.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • Actually, it's a specific bacteria that is found in human mouths. If she has a few cavaties and shares drinks with him, food, kisses him on the lips, or in any other way finds a way to transfer that bacteria then the bacteria will find a place to settle down in his mouth. And as PP said, genetics might be a determining facor on how "strong" that bacteria is.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:58 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • look up propolis to harden enamel
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

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