My son had his first dentist appointment last Friday and we were told he has several cavities and needs a couple thousand dollars worth of treatment (fillings & crowns). I was so upset I cried in the dentist's office. We didn't put him on our dental insurance plan yet because we didn't think he'd need it (!) plus I'm really questioning whether this extensive treatment would be the right route, anyway. I'm researching the remineralization diet and am going to start with a modified version (we don't eat dairy so the butter oil is out; I hate shellfish and he has never had it - I'm willing to try but I'm not sure how I could prepare it so he would be willing to eat it). We can put him on our dental plan in 6 months and then there might be a waiting period - I figure we'll try the remineralization and if that is unsuccessful after 6 months or so, we'll reconsider treatment.
I would love to have some recommendations for snacks on this diet. DS loves fruit and grains, which is probably what got us into this conundrum :( I need snacks that he will love! He goes to half-day preschool twice a week and virtually ALL the snacks they serve are sugary and processed. So, I need something that he'll be excited to eat despite the fact that all the kids around him are eating sugared junk - a tall order! Please help!