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Calcium spots on my sons teeth.

Is this a bad thing or does it just mean he is drinking too much milk? He loves his milk but I don't think he drinks to much but I just noticed them on there. I hope its not bad and will go away. Thanks

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Aug. 6, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Does he get enough fluorides???
    Here where I live the water has not enough fluorides so my pediatrician gave me some drops I have to give my daughter... Not enough fluorides could be a reason for the white spots!
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 5:55 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • OP............Really...How do you find out. we have a frig that gives purified water. But I could start giving him tap if I know where I find out what is in the tap water in California. Should I use kids floride toothpaste? He will be 2 in october.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • If they are calcium spots, it doesn't have anything to do with how little or how much calcium he is getting right now, how much or how little calcium you consumed while you were pregnant is what caused it. I have them on my front 2 teeth and no, they don't go away. They may get smaller the older he gets but they will never fully go away. I don't think it's really a big deal, more people have them than you may realize.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • I don't know how you can find out how the tab water is in your area... But I know for sure your pediatrician will know! My daughter will be 2 in September and the pediatrician said fluoride toothpaste is not safe yet! But you can ask her/him to prescribe some fluoride drops!
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 6:11 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • When is his next dental appointment? If he has not started regular dental checkups, now is definitely the time.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:10 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Fluoride is not very good for you www.fluoridealert.org Please check that out. Too much fluoride can cause dental fluorises, dark spots on teeth. I have it. :(
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 9:21 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • OP... Well they havent been there forever and I just noticed them. Maybe they aren't calcium spots. I will call his dentist and see what he says. Thanks
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Usually white spots on the teeth is flourosis, which is caused by consuming too much flouride.
    laadeedah

    Answer by laadeedah at 3:24 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • OP>...Hmmm...THats weird cuz he doesn't use flouride. I am going to call his dentist on monday.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

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