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    My son is 4 years old and he had his first dental visit last month. He was diagnosed with enamel hypoplasia- a defect of the teeth in which the enamel is deficient in amount, which is caused by defective enamel matrix formation. The dentist told that this is a serious condition and a stainless-steel crown needs to be inserted in his molar. I am concerned about the nickel and other metals leaching into the tooth. This might possibly cause sensitivities down the line, according to which I have read.
    I am thinking about consulting another kids dentist, for a second opinion. What do you guys think? Should we go ahead? Please advise!

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    I am not a dentist and so cannot comment specifically on the proposed treatment option, but I think getting a second opinion when dealing with a serious medical/dental issue is an appropriate thing to do. Sadly there is a lot of pseudo-science out there on the Internet, and so get a quality science based second opinion.

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    • sthubbar
      sthubbar commented
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      Cynthia, I agree that it is always recommended to get a quality, independent second opinion.

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    Thank you Tom and sthubbar

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    • #4
      If I were you I'd contact Dr Ellie Phillips: https://drellie.com/

      Here is a link about her discussing this disease:
      https://ultimateoralhealthguide.com/...amel-problems/

      Perhaps she has more recent information on treatment.

      I follow her recommendations regarding dental health and xylitol.
      Last edited by fatmax; 05-22-2019, 02:54 AM.

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      • sthubbar
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        fatmax, thanks for sharing. Interesting information.
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