Is just bc your childs teeth will fall out reason enough to not take them to a dentist make them brush their teeth, or limit sweets?
My sister refuses to do any of the above bc according to her they will fall out anyways. Her childrens teeth are chipped forming decay on them and are only brushed maybe once a week if that. And he is never given water he goes to sleep with a bottle of gaterade or soda/juice every night. She has started the same habits with her second child. She wont take anything seriously she says they are going to fall out anyways. I told her if they get bad enough they will need to be surgically removed in which case she said she wouldnt allow it bc eventually they would fall out on their own.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on Jun. 20, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:55 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by BitsMom00 at 9:57 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
Decay causes toothaches. This does not concern her? It's true that the baby teeth will fall out, but a basic dental check-up is a good thing ESPECIALLY when......you see that your child has tooth decay already. Personally, I limited sugar. I was fearful of my girls getting tooth decay/toothaches etc. Also, not teaching her child any brushing habits is just inexcusable. Baby teeth don't fall out for several years and no regular brushing all that time? I just can't fathom it. Sounds like a lazy mother full of excuses to me.
Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 9:58 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 10:05 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
they will fall but kids need to get in the habit of taking care of their teeth or they wont when their adult teeth come in either
Answer by esmith1984 at 10:05 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:10 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
It wouldn't be a valid excuse in my house. Mine go to the dentist and have since they got their first tooth. As someone who has had extreme problems with my own teeth, no way would I wait to take my kids in until they have adult teeth. And every dentist is different and each is going to have their own opinion. Look this up on google. Baby teeth can affect adult teeth. Maybe if you could get her some proof she would take it more seriously babes. That's just sad. My parents did the same thing to me, and my adult teeth were decaying as soon as they came in.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 10:17 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by attap5 at 10:32 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by doulala at 10:49 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by abannist at 10:57 AM on Jun. 20, 2011
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