Another question on here got me thinking about when my girls were younger and the first time they went to the denist. They started at three y/o going to the dentist and just shortly after that my 3 y/o get cavities. And everytime after that they always had cavities even tho they were brushing twice a day because they pre-k they went to made them brush after bfast and I made them brush before bed and this continued after they started elem. school. I thought maybe it was the tooth paste like maybe they and the dentists had teamed up together in this scheme to cause cavities and make money (yes I have a vivid imagination), but now I'm wondering if my kids had cavities at all. They never complained and for some odd reason parents were not allowed in the back while their child was having their teeth cleaned. Am I just crazy or does this sound weird? Do you think my kids were drilled on for no reason?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
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Answer by mrs_mac3 at 5:02 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
My kids have been going for regular checkups since they were toddlers. My oldest got her first and only cavity (so far) when she was 16 and my youngest was 12 when she had her first and only cavity (so far).
My dentist prefers that parents don't accompany kids into the examining room because they want children to become comfortable going to the dentist, however they never do any work (other than the checkup and cleaning) without consulting with the parents first.
Answer by beeky at 6:27 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
Don't be afraid to question the dentist. If your child has a cavity then ask to see the x-ray. A dentist told me that my daughter's wisdom teeth were coming in. Ok, I thought that was a little early but it is what it is, then he said they need to come out. I asked why and he looked like I slapped him across the face. He said that the wisdom teeth might cause her teeth to move. I asked if they were coming in straight and if there was room for them and he said yes. So I said that I'm not pulling perfectly good teeth because they MIGHT cause problems. I will keep my eye on them and if they do start to cause problems then we will go back to the dentist and re-evaluate the situation but right now I'm not fixing something that isn't broken.
Answer by beeky at 6:36 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
Answer by carmadsmom at 8:17 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
My daughter is 8, we just went to he dentist & she has no cavities in fact her dentist said she had PERFCT teeth. Although, her older 1/2 sister (not my child) has had terrible teeth since the age of four. She has caps & fillings in just about all her teeth & the poor thing is only 9 years old. the only difference between them is that my DD was breastfed for two years & her sister was bottle fed. I REALLY think that bottle fed babies have a higher risk of developing cavities. All of my 3 friends who breastfed, have kids with perfect teeth. And a good chunk of my friends who bottle fed thier babies have already had to fill cavities in their children before the age of 8. Just my observation.
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:19 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
it's weird that parents are not allowed while their children are with the Dr. I ALWAYS go in while she is getting checked by the dentist. I don't even ask, i just follow them back. You can always go to another dentist & see what they say.
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:22 AM on Jun. 9, 2010
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