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nickf posted:
My babies first tooth grew in with a pinkish hue. The pediatrician said it was just thin. But then it developed a hole so we took her to the dentist. The dentist said he never seen that before but it wasn't tooth decay. Now the tooth has developed from a hole to a slit all the way to her gum. It keeps deteriorating more and more. Anyone heard of this or know the cause? She is now 1 year old and has 5 other teeth that are fine.
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plazadental responded:
It's really cause great concern. Did you get it checked with other dentist too? Baby teeth grown discolored can be because of many reasons. It might be because of Infant medications containing iron, such as supplemental vitamins that may cause dark stains on baby teeth. There can also be genetic problem associated with it.
 
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nickf replied to plazadental's response:
Thanks for reply. We have another appointment in Feb. I'm afraid it's going to be the same answer. I was thinking it was some extremely rare condition that not very many dentist even know about. A tooth shouldn't do that. I'm just happy it's just the one. It doesn't seem to bother her so far. The only supplement she ever took was vitamin D.


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