Hello ladies! I just noticed my 18 month old sons tops of his teeth are yellowish colored. I never noticed this before, but then again I've never looked at his teeth up close with a flashlight. Some of you may have read my post the other day about DS chipping his tooth? Well were waiting for his first dentist appointment now, but i shined a flashlight in his mouth just now during his nap because I wanted to see the chip because its causing me so much pain while nursing. So sure enough the chip is extrememly pointy, sharp and jagged. Then I noticed the yellow! I even tried to scrape it off with my fingernail and it barely came off, although obviously if its just plaque it won't scrub off unless I use a brush and baking soda or adult paste.. I brush him twice a day and he doesn't eat many sugary substances! Omg I'd hate myself if he had decay! I always followed the baby bottle tooth decay rule and he NEVER went to bed sipping on a bottle (well he really never took a bottle, only breast), I always brush his teeth twice a day.. I have a friend whose 6 year old DD had her two front teeth pulled at age 3 cuz of Bbtd and her big kid teeth haven't grown in yet and she's been so self conscious her whole life because of it. I'd be so embarassed and guilty if my poor DS had something irreversible done this to his teeth! :( *tears*
Any advice? Could it just be plaque? He fights me tooth and nail to brush twice a day but I always manage to get the brush in his mouth for 20 seconds before he takes over.
on Feb. 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM