Childhood Diseases

Posted by: CIndy | 2011-06-21


white spots on teeth and nails

I noticed the other day that my daughter has white spots on one of her nails and 2 front teeth. I am sure that this is lack of calcium? Please advise.

If it is lack of calcium and you reccommend a supplment for her?



Expert's Reply



The white spots on your daughter's teeth are not usually due to a calcium deficiency.The cause is not always easy to pinpoint. This may be due to taking flouride or living in an area where the water contains high levels of natural flouride,such as is found in some parts of the Northern Cape.Fortunately this usually only affects the milk teeth and her permanent teeth should be normal The nail changes may be due to slight trauma to the nails or be noticed after a child has had a chest infection. Sometimes these spots on the nails may be due to a zinc deficiency. Give your daughter a course of Zinplex Syrup daily for 1 to 2 months.

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