My 23-month-old has yellow teeth and the top two front teeth have a tiny hole on the front of them. I try to have him brush frequently, but he refuses. He still uses a pacifier and I worry that bacteria from it may be the problem. Is that possible or should I worry about something more serious?
I think if a 23-month-old has yellow teeth with any kind of holes then he needs to see a dentist soon. Holes in teeth can be due to a lack of proper formation but are usually due to decay. Dental decay is related to bacteria but not those found on a pacifier. You state that you try to have him brush frequently but he refuses; I think this is the important part of the question. At 23 months, I recommend that parents do all the brushing at least twice a day even if the child refuses. Remember, you are the parent! I would also recommend you to get your son to a dentist very soon.
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