You have taught me a lot about teeth from reading your blogs. I am currently using your Mouth Care System, and really like it. But my question today is about my 2 1/2 yr old son. I noticed his front two teeth are almost Zebra stripped with white lines. Just note we don’t have fluoridated water, and he doesn’t use fluoride tooth paste. I did start giving my kids Vitamin K drops over 2 months ago, to help fight cavities. We also started chewing Xylitol gum for the last month and a half.
My son had come down from his nap with a fever, and I could tell he had been sleeping with his mouth open…the white sports were very apparent and covered at least half of the front two teeth. After a couples hours they weren’t as noticeable after the saliva had built back up in his mouth. I start to use a drop of Act fluoride rinse on his tooth brush. Do you think the vitamin K could have caused a build up of calicum in his teeth, and have I maybe harmed his adult teeth as well. Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated. You go out of your way to help so many people. Thank you.
I think these spots are signs of early cavities.
As minerals come out of teeth they demineralize – and basically turn to “chalk”.
When the minerals have gone – the teeth become white – the first sign of a real problem.
The next stage is when the teeth crumble into a cavity – a whole – and this exposes the darker dentin underneath – so the white spots turn “yellow”.
At this stage the problem is easily reversible.
Xylitol must be part of your daily program ( for your son AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY + any caretakers). 1-2 teaspoons each day to wipe out the acid forming bacteria.
You need the xylitol in multiple small amounts – after meals – all day.
My grandson has xylitol on a toothbrush – and they let him “brush” his teeth with the granules after meals!
The use of ACT ( one drop on a cloth or brush) – wipe on teeth before or during nap time. The ACT will dry on the teeth – and this will help to return the minerals faster and make his teeth less acid soluble.
Think about his diet – limit acid or sugary drinks as much as possible.
Dairy, cheese and yogurt etc are helpful and good.
You must work hard – but you CAN reverse this at this stage.
Take some photos if you like – keep a check that these are going away.
Let me know if I can help more.