I've been reading through the threads here about reversing/halting dental problems and I'm a little lost.
What is CLO?
Additionally, there is no way we can afford $10 for a gallon of raw milk. Is there an alternative to raw? I would love to be able to buy the very best food, but after a year and a half of struggling through unemployment for my husband, our household finances don't allow for many extras.
Now for my story -- About two months ago, I discovered a dark spot on my two year old son's upper 1st year molar. I made an appointment with a pediatric dentist, who confirmed it was a cavity and that an almost identical cavity is forming in the other top molar. The dentist recommends we get them filled, BUT for this to happen, they want my son to go back by himself. In over two years of life, my son has been in the care of someone other than myself or my husband three times and he was an itty, bitty infant then. I don't feel comfortable just sending him back behind a closed door, but the dentist's office insists that not having mom or dad there allows them to build a better "repertoire" with the child. I guess I'd understand more if my kid was older, but he's two. Anyway, since the dentist confirmed it's a very small cavity, and his second recommendation is to do nothing (though, the assistant told me that they weren't really
recommending that), I thought we'd try to halt/reverse the decay. I wish I could find a dentist that understood that it's ok for kids to be attached to their parents, especially when they're little, and one that made the parents feel like they were part of the process, instead of an inhibitor of it. If I didn't care about my son's teeth, the dentist would have never seen him in the first place.
I know there is a ton of information in this forum, but I honestly feel a little lost with it. I've been brushing his teeth 2-3 times a day, plus we've added xylitol gum (Spry?) to our daily regimen. He doesn't eat a lot of sweets, though they are eating occasionally. We do still night nurse, but only occasionally and it seems to only be when his incoming molars are hurting him. We're working on falling asleep more often without nursing to sleep with back rubs and cuddles, but sometimes, it just doesn't work. I know I could let him cry it out, but I'm not comfortable with this either. I just don't know what to do anymore.
Any suggestions you may have to offer, or posts you can recommend I read, is greatly appreciated.