We were at the dentist last week where DD (will be 6 in the fall) had xrays for the first time, as the dentist saw a small amount of decay in a molar, plus a bit of decay between here two front teeth. The xrays showed substantial decay between all 4 sets of molars, and she suggested (non mercury) fillings for two sets (not as bad), and baby root canals for the other two (really close to the nerve) and will cap these with stainless steel. As someone who has never had a filling, I was shocked and didn't even know what questions to ask except about pain management. She is recommending 4 separate treatments to lessen the effect on DD, and using sedation and freezing as opposed to general anaesthesia.
I am taking her to a ped specialist next week to get a 2nd opinion about this, but I'm also wondering about this clinic http://www.naturesdesigndentalspa.com/index.html
which practises natural dentistry and ozone treatments.
Will these treatments work on areas that are tight in between two molars that couldn't even be detected except with the xray? How would the ozone even reach that area?
Our diet is not ideal - the kids are very picky and we have issues with resistant behaviour in other areas (apart from food, etc). We are now flossing daily and brushing with a flouride toothpaste once a day (there is no flouride in our water), and rinsing with water if we have juice during the day, but mostly drinking water now. They have fruit, carbs, some meat, some veggies, but will not eat many types of veggies. DD is quite sensitive to smells and tastes, and certain things would become a huge battle if I tried. I sampled a fermented CLO gummy fish, and there is no way she would take those unless I forced it down her throat.
I had the kids taking Carlson's CLO for a while to address a lack of growth issue, and we could continue with this. We don't do raw dairy, but do have probably 50% of our meat as grass fed meat. We eat quite a lot of grain, and I don't think this is something we could give up, although we could cut down. DH is very mainstream and wouldn't be OK with giving up major good group like that.
I was giving them spry's xylitol mints a couple of times a day, and I got the toothpaste, but they found it 'too spicy'. I have Vit D drops that I give occasionally, but need to tighten up on that.
I was doing bone broths, but they would not just drink it, so I had to make rice with it, or use it for soup, which they will have, but it's not in nearly enough quantity if they are only having 1/2 a bowl of soup even every day.
Any other advice? Thanks.
ETA - I forgot to mention that we do eat a fair bit of sugar - mostly in natural and wholesome foods, though. And, the kids have several food allergies; they are at risk for anaphylaxis to nuts/peanuts/eggs/sesame.