During lactation, all of the breast milk that your baby receives is almost identical to the breast milk of a non-breastfed mother. Therefore, some of the nutrients that the baby receives are missing from the formula being used to feed the child. These nutrient deficiencies can cause problems for your baby and most of them will only be noticed when you look at the reflection of their teeth after several months.
What causes breastfed baby white spots on teeth?
One of the most common problems encountered by babies is that the enamel on their teeth become chipped off. Although breast milk cannot be replaced with another form of milk, it can be replaced by some formula. The problem occurs more often in older babies but can also occur at very young ages. It can cause major dental problems later in life for your breastfed baby if this problem is not treated in a timely fashion.
There are several reasons why your breastfed baby may be losing enamel on their teeth. The first is simply because the more of the milk that is given to the baby, the less formula is left over to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy teeth. This does not mean that you will have to buy formula to make up for the lost nutrition. In fact, the majority of the formula that is used today contains no lactose and it is hard for your baby to even feel the loss of milk as they grow.
Another possible reason for your breastfed baby losing the enamel on their teeth is that the saliva production in their mouth is insufficient to cover the stains. Saliva is not able to neutralize the acid in leftover milk that is left on the teeth. This can eventually lead to discoloration and possibly tooth decay. If you notice that your baby is losing white spots on their teeth at an early age then it is important to consult with a dentist as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage from occurring.
Many babies will lose the enamel on their teeth during the teething process
Teething babies are able to stimulate the glands in the mouth to produce more saliva, which in turn strengthens the enamel. Unfortunately, the strength of this saliva is insufficient to protect the teeth from the acid in leftover milk, which can result in severe staining. This can be particularly problematic if the baby is suffering from a mild case of teething, and it is possible that the milk teeth will never form at all.
If milk doesn’t fully break down and begin to form on the surface of the tooth, there could be a bacterial or viral problem. Your baby could have an infection such as pertussis, which will affect the respiratory system. If the milk isn’t completely removed from the teeth and the spots are left untreated, the whiteness of the teeth will gradually fade to a grayish color. These types of blemishes are generally easy to treat with over-the-counter solutions, and it is important not to rush the treatment.
It is important not to expose him to too much paste
If your baby is suffering from milk teeth, it is important not to expose him to too much paste or other sticky products. While these products can help to reduce the amount of time that the enamel develops, they may actually cause the teeth enamel to weaken over time and become more susceptible to staining. Also, it is important not to scrape the teeth or pop the pimples as this can permanently damage the surface of the teeth. Instead, gently clean around the perimeter of the white spots and use a soft toothbrush to clean gently. It is also important not to leave food particles in the mouth area, as this can also affect the strength of the milk and cause more spots to develop.
If your baby is suffering from other symptoms such as fever or respiratory infection, contact your pediatrician immediately. He or she may be able to prescribe a course of antibiotics that will help to get rid of the infection and alleviate the pain associated with milk ducts that are not properly developed. Once the infection has been treated, a thorough cleaning of the teeth should be followed to prevent future occurrences. Your breastfed baby will thank you for the prevention of milk spots on his or her teeth.