who would you fault if not the parents?
My understanding is that current research suggests that some kids are more prone to cavities as a result of carrying a specific kind of bacteria. My son's friend had dental surgery under general anesthesia when he was about 5 because his teeth were so bad, and that was what the oral surgeon explained to his parents. There are three kids in the family, all had the same dental practices, and one had severe problems, one had a single cavity, and one was fine. It isn't necessarily the fault of the parents.
Maybe, maybe not. DS got fillings and 2 silver teeth when he was 5 or 6. It's embarrassing, but I know he brushes his teeth because I'm in there with him. Bad teeth run in the family. There's not much you can do about that.
It's just a cavity, some people are more prone to them.
Depends. Most of the time yes it is, but you have to also look into the kids genetics or other medical conditions that cause the teeth to break down faster.
maybe, but some people just have weaker teeth and it happens no matter what you do
I'll so no.....not just one cavity. It happens sometimes.
My 5 year old has a cavity, and it sucks, I've called dentist after dentist, and the earliest I can get him in ANYWHERE is October 3. The office he was going to has got a new staff (same dentist and hygenist, but different reception staff) and they're HORRIBLE about not returning calls...so I had to find a new one.
But I have a niece that had FOUR cavities at 18 months old. She'll be three in October and has now had 5 teeth removed, and 3 more they're going to remove. Her mom fed her nothing but candy..because eating candy was better than eating nothing (according to her). She's in foster care now, so she's eating healthy and going to her appointments, thank goodness.
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