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March 18th, 2011, 08:04 AM
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Okay so Michael got his first two teeth in November and they are fine. But now his top teeth are coming in and two of them are yellowish... I'm not sure if this is something i should be concerned about so i thought i would see what you all think. My step daughter actually has the same issue with one of her front teeth and she went to the dentist and they said its fine and if they wanted too they could do something (dh couldnt remember what) to help the color but it wasnt a big deal and her actual tooth is fine. They said it could happen bec/ her mom could have been sick while she was pregnant or bec/ she could have been sick at some point as a baby or something. So, maybe his are like this bec/ of him being a preemie? He was sick at the end of January (2010) while he was only a couple of weeks old so maybe that caused it? Would you all take him to a dentist or just have the pedi look at it? He has an appointment next month so i could just wait until then but i dont know... it looks bad
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March 18th, 2011, 09:04 AM
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I would call a pediatric dentist and see what they say. They may want you to bring him in. I would not bring it up with the doctor because they really don't do teeth. If you're really concerned call a pediatric dentist about it.
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March 18th, 2011, 02:06 PM
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I know some preemies have it due to certain antibiotics given to them. Kenzie does not have it but have talked to other NICU friends and their kids do. I know our Neo Doctors told us it could happen.
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March 18th, 2011, 03:15 PM
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Hmm, i dont remember being warned about that but i guess that is very likely
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March 18th, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Preemies also can have enamel problems with their baby teeth (but not their adult teeth) so it's a good idea to see a dentist once he's got a few more teeth in there.
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March 18th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Sorry I have no advice.... Bryson is still toothless!!
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March 19th, 2011, 10:26 AM
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Thanks! I guess i'll be looking into this some more now and finding him a dentist
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March 19th, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Extended use of TPN can cause discolored baby teeth.

DD (33 weeker) had enamel hypoplasia, but not discolored teeth.
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March 19th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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AH, yes he did have that for a while... great, i guess i just missed the warning on that one then
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March 19th, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Yep forgot about the warning on TPN. I remember them giving us warnings about Madison and her having extended use. She never made it that far for us to know if it made her teeth yellow.
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March 19th, 2011, 05:52 PM
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I forgot about TPN too...
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March 20th, 2011, 10:15 AM
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Alright well i just looked again and it seems like he actually doesnt have the enamel... i looked this up and i know its pretty common but is there anything that is done for it at this age? It just said to make sure i brush him and keep a "watch" on him bec/ he's more prone to dental issues and that later downt he road things could be done. So does that mean its not a big problem right now?
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March 21st, 2011, 07:55 AM
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I never heard anything about TPN causing yellow teeth. My niece has terrible yellow teeth but that is becasue she has too much enamel on her teeth. SO far natties teeth all seem fine. If you are concerned I would call a dentist and see what they say.
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