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Suggest treatment for blackened front teeth

I have a son, aged 1 yr and 3 months. He has got 6-8 teeth in total. The problem is his front 4 teeth have got blackened and gums bleed a bit while brushing. I brush his teeth with a soft brush - Colgate. Please suggest if there can be any cure and also if any prevention required for this decay to spread further.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain it seems that your son is suffering from Nursing Bottle Caries and it generally spreads rapidly to the teeth leading to multiple decayed teeth..

The damage that has already occurred cannot be reversed and you need to get the decay removed followed by filling of the teeth..

To prevent further spread of decay you should clean his teeth after every feeding and maintain a good oral hygiene practice by brushing his teeth twice daily..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..
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