|I was so proud of my baby’s first teeth, but my husband
pointed out that they are a strange grey colour. Should I
go to the dentist?
This is a common problem which is usually
caused by the liquid iron supplement that babies take. Generally
the staining will gradually disappear when the baby no longer
takes this supplement. As soon as baby is old enough to take
chewable vitamins it may be wise to switch and see if the
discoloration fades. Meantime you should clean baby’s
teeth with a soft cloth or little toothbrush as soon as baby
has taken the iron supplement, to minimise further staining.
However, you have not been giving your baby
the liquid iron supplement and the teeth are stained, the
problem may be more serious. The discoloration might in fact
be caused by tooth decay caused by juice or formula. Enamel
problems or a tooth injury are also possibilities. This is
a definite case for a dentist visit.
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