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You are truly a blessing to all you encounter. I am grateful to know you! Blessings on a busy and fruitful year; may it bring more joy than you can hold. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Quote: If they were competent, capable, respectful dentists there would be absolutely NO reason to make such a demand! Cassandra, that is a really inflammatory, generalized statement you made there. In my office, the *child* gets to make the decision. Some do want their parents back with them, and that's fine. Others DO NOT, and that's okay, too. Some children like to feel like "big girls/boys", or they want to do this "by myself". Other...
Has anyone ever dealt with this? My father lives in Germany, and his new wife's dd has an 8 month old son. From what I can get from him, the baby has one very narrow ureter, which prevents urine from draining to his bladder, so it backs up into his kidney. He goes back and forth between being okay, to being quite sick. Their doctors have been watching him. His mother has taken him to England for a consultation, to Chinese medicine doctors, everything she can think...
Sounds like a simple congenital enamel defect, Stafl. Sometimes the enamel is just not made perfectly evenly, and there are variations in the color and the texture. It's a little more prone to decay just because the bacteria can hide more easily there in the "divot", but as long as it's solid, not soft or leathery, it's nothing to worry about. I do second having your dentist check and make sure it's solid, but if it's been there since eruption, I'm layin' my bets now...
La Leche League mamas are another great resource. LLL can't recommend anyone, of course, but moms can talk on a personal level .
There's a great thread here in the Dental Archives (everything in the archives is old, so make sure your settings at the bottom are set to view "From the beginning") called "How to Start Brushing -- and Make it Fun!" Lots of good tips there. Just like with anything at this age, no one tip is going to work forever. Elmo might work for two weeks, then the flashlight for two weeks, then the neighbor for two more weeks ... and so on. Children who will be resistant are...
Not going to address the many issues in this thread 'cause it would take a book and I'm already writing that. I did speak at LLLI in 2005 on this very topic; the info is on their site, I'd be happy to send anyone a handout who wants one via email. I just wanted to know, Nancy926, what is the scientific basis for this statement: Quote: Some kids can have this bacteria and not get decay, while others will get very bad decay, even if they are having...
Wow, thank you, Gwen!
Art, I posted that link on another board. PM your email address and I'll send it to you! Flamin' ( ), I didn't even know there was a conference coming up ... So I guess not. I still remember hanging with you and the boys at the other one. Six and a half ... wow. And FIVE! It seems like he was just born last year. Sigh.
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