Parents urged to watch for chalky teeth (The Australian)
Clifford Fram writes in the Australian about chalky teeth, and how parents can spot the condition early. Read an excerpt below.
‘It’s a condition that affects one in six Australian children and leads to major dental problems. No amount of brushing, flossing or fluoride can prevent it.
The most common symptoms are creamy-brown or very white spots on a child’s teeth.
Dentists are worried they are the only people who know about it and want parents and GPs to be alert, particularly around the age of six when adult molars come through.
There’s no cure, but early detection and treatment can help save the teeth, says the D3 Group, an Australian and New Zealand network devoted to researching developmental dental defects.’