Toddler teeth question! user banned
Aug 17th '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 1201 posts
Aug 17th '13

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

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 posts
Aug 17th '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.