So, my 5 yr old DD has some teeth issues. Our dentist has explained that it probably started when she was in the womb and has inherited my hubby's sensitive to decay teeth. We have brushed and not done sodas or lots of sugar or candy, etc. Regardless, she has two decaying molars.
Our dentist would like to remove both of them over the next couple of months.
I am familiar with the Waldorf philosophies of children losing their first tooth and readiness for reading/first grade (coupled with other factors). But, I am wondering about how pulling a tooth affects the younger child from a Waldorf perspective.
ETA: we are waldorf-inspired homeschoolers. we don't plan to encourage reading, other growing up things, etc but i am wondering about how it may affect her to have the tooth loss so young and so un-naturally.
Any insight or experience, even opinions?
p.s. Trust me when I say that I have experienced an overwhelming sense of mamaguilt about this. We have improved our habits and changed certain ways; I am not looking for advice about tooth care at this point. TIA.