Why can't my toddler swallow food?
By Gregory F. George
Jane Westmont
Janel, your question presents a situation I have encountered before and will share with you. This swallowing problem may be due to dental problems, or may be a result of a medical condition related to swallowing disorders. I am glad to hear that you are bringing your daughter to the dentist. There may be decay, defects in tooth enamel, or jaw problems that can lead to difficulties with swallowing. I have been treating infants for over 20 years and repaired many decayed teeth. After the decayed teeth have been repaired, the parents report that their child has never eaten so well. I would recommend seeing a pediatric dentist and consulting a swallowing specialist soon.