Okay, so now I'm 100% sure DS (18 months) has a substantial lip tie. His frenulum basically cuts right between his two front teeth and goes straight across to the bottom of his upper lip, and I've noticed a decent amount of decay starting on the bottom of these two teeth. Its horrifying to me, as I have struggled with poor dental health my whole life and I just don't want that for him. I started brushing his teeth/ gums regularly when he was 3 months old and he still loves brushing and having his teeth brushed, but it's a major PITA to get to his 2 front teeth and when I do, he clamps his mouth shut! He hasn't been to a dentist yet, we were waiting on delta dental, just finally got it. I'm going to call in the morning to set up his first appointment, but I'm afraid when I bring up the tie, the dentist will likely not see it as a cause for concern and blamee the decay on night nursing or just BFing in general ( that's if I decide to tell him that Cruz is still nursed.) I tried for the life of me to get a pic, but DS just wasn't having it. Anyway I'm not sure what to do? This has me so stressed.....any advice is greatly appreciated! TYIA!
on Mar. 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM