I really need something for my 18-month-old to stop the decay on his front four teeth, I am at a total loss about what we can do, and no one is really helping us.
He had a lip-tie until he was 15 months old because no one would revise it for us. Finally, he found someone to do it, but at that point, his teeth were already pretty bad. I do think there were more causes than just the tie because of how quickly the decay started and progressed, but I’m not entirely sure what else was the cause. Providers have said nursing through the night contributed, but I’ve heard the opposite, that it couldn’t cause that.
Anyway, we are working with a pediatrician to help heal his gut for starters, he is on a toxin removal/gut cleanse (NDF shine). And we also give him fermented cod liver oil, butter oil, vitamin D, AB complex, and I include a ton of good fats in his diet, we especially use a lot of coconut oil.
We cut out grains a month or two ago, I did reintroduce very minimal for a week or two now, but I’m cutting them out entirely again now.
He has a pretty bad gluten intolerance, so we’ve been gluten-free for over a year. I’ve also read that celiac disease can cause tooth decay, so I’m wondering if he is actually that, not just an intolerance (if it is, what can be done for that?)
We have seen 2 dentists for him that has not helped at all… the first won’t do anything except fluoride and insists that’s what we need to do, too (which I will not do) and also wants to put him under anesthesia to work on his mouth, not actually sure what he thought he would do but he did suggest pulling at least some of them which I will not do at 18 months obviously. He is also MTHFR, so any anesthetic is out of the question.
The other dentist’s only suggestion was to increase the time between meals… 3 hours between any time he eats. I understand how that could help, and we are doing our best with that, but at the rate, his teeth are decaying, this isn’t enough.
I’m apprehensive about how bad 2 in particular already are, they have 2 huge holes into the enamel that are now starting to turn orange, and I have no idea what can be done… he is only 18 months so I know by the time his adult teeth are ready to come in, they will be rotted entirely away if I can’t find something to stop it.
We were brushing with spry, but I started to read that the glycerin in that could stop remineralization, so now we’re just brushing with coconut oil. What else can I do? I feel like every day they’re worse, and if they get bad enough, won’t I have to have them pulled, so they don’t affect his adult teeth?