My poor 16 month old has some terrible one year molars and is going to need root canals and crowns on them as soon as we can figure insurance out. It could be up to a month away. So I am trying to figure out how to treat his teeth until then. They are very painful, he screams just at the sight of a toothbrush.
I have read about xylitol, but it seems that you have to brush with it like 6 times a day, and there is just no way he'll let me. For now we are using the Tom's kids flouride toothpaste twice a day. Would using xylitol granules once a day help at all? Or would a xylitol tookpaste used in conjunction with the flouride be good? I don't think I can get in his mouth any more than 3 times a day... I'm not sure what the best regime would be to help prevent things from getting worse until he can get his appointment.