Rylee is getting her four top front teeth in at the moment, two have broken through, and the other two are just about through. My question is, one of her two front teeth is yellow on the part of the tooth that has broken through. I noticed it the other day when I was brushing her teeth before bed, and thought it just may be a piece of food she had eaten so I brushed that tooth really well and it still hasn't gone away.
We brush her teeth twice a day, EVERY day.
The only sugar she gets is juice, and we put three parts water, and two parts juice.
Anyone have any ideas on what it could be ?
I just can't imagine that she has a bad tooth already. I feel like such a horrible mother.
I don't know if this helps, but maybe it's a jumping point:
f your child's teeth look yellow or orange, it's most likely because they aren't being cleaned thoroughly and have developed a build-up of plaque that is stained with food debris. You can usually remove these stains by brushing the teeth with a little bit of adult toothpaste (which contains more scrubbing power than children's) or a little bit of baking soda and water. If this doesn't work, your dentist can remove the stains with a professional scrubbing. These stains are not necessarily an indication of tooth decay, but letting plaque accumulate on the teeth can cause gum disease (even in youngsters!) and it's not a good habit to get into.
If you're seeing dark stains on your toddler's teeth, it may be due to the iron in his multivitamin. If your child is the one in a thousand who is susceptible to this kind of stain, you'll have to be even more vigilant about brushing regularly and thoroughly to stay on top of it. Once these stains have taken root, they're very difficult to get off, even with a professional scrubbing from your dentist. However, they won't affect the health of your child's teeth even though you might not like the way they look.
Baby teeth (usually one or two) can also become discolored if they're injured in a fall. This kind of stain is on the inside of the teeth and cannot be cleaned off. If your child has a chronic illness or recurrent high fevers or is exposed to certain medications or to excess fluoride over long periods during their infant or toddler years, it will probably not affect his baby teeth but can cause his adult teeth to grow in discolored.
You're not a bad mom at all!
This is the only thing I could find