Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ilhaam | 2012/03/08

Q.

Teeth

Good day would you kindly advise what causes brittle teeth in a 3 year old and also is it advisable to extract tooddlers teeth.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The most common cause of brittle teeth in children in this country is either a calcium deficiency or more commonly too much natural [not added] flouride in the drinking water in the area where you live.Ask your dentist if your child should be seen by a paediatrician or whether any tests are necessary for your child.

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