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Toddler teeth question! Samantha (+ 1.5) Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6134 posts
17th Aug '13

My 14.5 month old only has 2 bottom teeth that cut through right before her first birthday. They only have been fully out of the gum for about a month and a half.



We brush her teeth every morning and some nights. She just smiled at me and I thought her teeth looked yellow so I held her down and looked in her mouth. Her 2 teeth are very yellow around her gum line all the way to about half way up her tooth. I just tried brushing them for 10 minutes and it made no difference.




She doesn't eat a lot of junk - and she does have juice about twice a day (she has to because she has severe constipation problems) buts its always 1/4 juice 3/4 water unless she's super constipated then its 50/50. She doesn't drink milk so other than that its water. She doesn't have a bottle anymore and doesn't take any drinks to bed.



What is this? I am calling the dentist first thing Monday morning (she's never been, we don't have dental insurance and she only has 2 teeth). I'm so worried, I'm all about proper dental hygiene because I had a lot of teeth work done growing up.

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1060 posts
17th Aug '13

I don't actually have an answer, but don't toddlers NEED some type of milk on a daily basis?

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
17th Aug '13
Quoting Mandi Bass:" I don't actually have an answer, but don't toddlers NEED some type of milk on a daily basis?"


That's what I was always told. They need it because of the calcium.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
17th Aug '13

Does she eat any kid of cheese, yogurt, etc? Does she take vitamins?

Samantha (+ 1.5) Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6134 posts
17th Aug '13

Yes she eats cheese and coconut milk yogurt.



I forgot to add she also drinks rice milk with breakfast - but only about 6oz 4 or 5 days a week. Her pediatrician knows this and said it was fine.



Any kind of cow dairy makes her puke.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
17th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Samanthaaaa ♥:</b>" Yes she eats cheese and coconut milk yogurt. I forgot to add she also drinks rice milk with breakfast ... [snip!] ... only about 6oz 4 or 5 days a week. Her pediatrician knows this and said it was fine. Any kind of cow dairy makes her puke."</blockquote>



Take her to the dentist and brush her teeth twice a day never forget to do it before she goes to bed. If you don't bacteria sit in her mouth all night and morning and she'll end up with cavities.