flouride deficiency

flouride deficiency

Our family dentist has informed me that my 17yr. old daughter has a serious deficiency in her teeth that was probably caused from the lack of fluoride in her water as a baby. Because of our sulfur well water, we have always purchased bottled water for drinking.... I have been informed that her x-rays look like that of someone from 50 years in the past. Although we have, (without insurance) spent much money on fillings and caps, they fall out and have to be redone. The condition was described to us (about six months ago) by our dentist as being similar to trying to build a concrete building on a gravel foundation. I have taken my daughter to this dentist since she was 12. How is it possible that something this serious was overlooked for so long while she had annual cleanings and was treated for cavities and more? She is a beautiful young lady in her last year of high school and very conscience of her appearance as well as her health. Naturally we are terrified of what to expect next. She had a back molar pulled and has recently told me that a tooth on the other side is feeling loose! I do not know where to go from here. I am clueless as to what kind of specialist to take her to. Our dentist was very vague with advice but made it clear that she could not help us with this problem. I'll be waiting for advice. Thank You! The worried Mom