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Fluoride-free mamas

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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My daughter is 3.5 - I haven't taken her to the dentist yet. I just haven't felt it's that important. She brushes twice a day, doesn't overload on sugar. Anyhow, did any of you have issues not wanting the fluoride treatment for your children?
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Mrs.Salz
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM

bump, we haven't seen a dentist yet

Mrs.Salz
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:04 AM

This is something I'd probably ask about before scheduling an appt, and go elsewhere if they didn't respect my choices.

Mrs.Salz
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:04 AM

You can also see a holistic dentist.

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM

We don;t use fluoride. The dentist gave me a lecture and told me dd's mouth would be full of cavities. She had no cavities. He refused to give dd a sticker because she didn't have fluoride. I thought that was a jerk move on his part.

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM

I also have them use something different for teeth cleaning. What they use is full of dyes. It doesn't taste good but gets her teeth clean.

Wheepingchree
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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I do plan on seeing if there are any holistic dentists in my area.
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM
I didn't know there was such a thing! Thanks for posting this! I've been putting the dentist off and now my five year old has a loose tooth and a big one growing in, so I figure it's time. Anyway, now that I know to look for this, I feel a lot better about it.
Thank you! I'll ask my ped next week if he knows of a good one!


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You can also see a holistic dentist.

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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM
What do you have them use?

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I also have them use something different for teeth cleaning. What they use is full of dyes. It doesn't taste good but gets her teeth clean.

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JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:36 PM
I believe it's called prophy paste. It's the base for the cleaning paste they use before they add the dye and flavoring and fluoride.

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What do you have them use?



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I also have them use something different for teeth cleaning. What they use is full of dyes. It doesn't taste good but gets her teeth clean.

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MissSarah04
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:46 PM
What a jerk!

Quoting JoJoBean8:

We don;t use fluoride. The dentist gave me a lecture and told me dd's mouth would be full of cavities. She had no cavities. He refused to give dd a sticker because she didn't have fluoride. I thought that was a jerk move on his part.

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