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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   how to stop my 2 yrs old daughter from sucking her lower lip
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
what measures you have tried till now to stop her from sucking her lower lip
User :   we got a liquide which is used for stoping thumbd sucking and applied to her lower lip ,after applying she crys for few minute and the starts sucking again
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   you try applying the neem paste on the lower lip
Doctor :  
meaning use any bitter liquid
User :   i am in US and i don't have neem leaves here
User :   byt tryed karala juice but she wipes out and starts sucking again
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
this is the problem
Doctor :  
need to be applied every two hours
Doctor :  
irrespective of she wipes it or not
Doctor :  
initially she will wipe
User :   problem is she does this whole night while sleeping
User :   and now i noticed one of her front teeth turned grey is it something to do with this
Doctor :   lip sucking will not cause graying of teeth
Doctor :   does she have the habit of putting things into her mouth
User :   after 2 days of hr started sucking her lip her front 2 teeth had white spots appearing and after few month one of the theeth turned grey
User :   ya
Doctor :  
yes this the habit of putting the things into her mouth caused this
User :   you mean white spots and grey tooth
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
there are dental appliances available to prevent stop lip sucking
User :   what what casues white spot ?
User :   can you tell me what are that
Doctor :   as this are temporary teeth not to bother about the white spots
Doctor :  
it will not harm
User :   and grey tooth
Doctor :  
the dental devises are to prevent thumb sucking or lip sucking
User :   looks like grey from inside
Doctor :   graying of tooth indicates tooth been worn out fast
User :   ok tell me about that devices for stoping lip sucking
User :   will that casue any problem
User :   and how to stop it from further decaying
Doctor :  
as these temporary teeth will be replaced latter it will not cause any problem

Doctor :  
you need to consult a dentist for for the accurate use of these devise and also for the ongoing dental problem arrest
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