Oral Health

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Posted by: Karin | 2009/10/27

Q.

Brown marks on new teeth

Hi, my boy of six has two permanent teeth (below middle). Both of them came out with a circular brown spot on them. I am very strict on brushing so what could have caused this? According to a dentist friend of ours I am not to worry as the spots are not soft and they may disappear later. I am worried as it is his permanent teeth and it looks like tooth decay to me. I have never given him fluoride pills (we are living in Cape Town). Should I?
Thanks

Expert's Reply

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IF THE Marks are hard, it is unlikey caries.
it could have been caused by a systemic condition during development of those teeth-severe fever for eg.
do not give him fluoride.
it is unlikely that these spots will disappear

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Posted by: dental expert | 2009/10/28

IF THE Marks are hard, it is unlikey caries.
it could have been caused by a systemic condition during development of those teeth-severe fever for eg.
do not give him fluoride.
it is unlikely that these spots will disappear

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