My older 2 kids have been cursed with bad teeth. I was very ill while pg with them and had many rounds of antibiotics, x-rays for pneumonia, collapsed lung etc and even had radiation for a VQ scan while pg with dd (suspected pulmonary embolism). Anyhow, dd had dental surgery at 3 yrs old to fill about 6 cavities (with white fillings), pull an abcessed tooth, cap 2 teeth, file and polish, etc. My older ds had his first cavity at 6 yrs old and he is now 8 and just got 3 more fillings a couple months ago. I was inspecting his teeth recently and have noticed at least 3 more holes in various teeth!!! One of them is along the gum line of his molar. This really sucks because we have NO dental insurance at all. We live in the country on well water, drink filtered water from the HFS, he rarely get juice, never drinks pop, very rarely gets candy, brushes at least twice a day with Sensodyn Pro-Namel, I buy few packaged foods, etc. Both kids breastfed till 2 ish, never had a bottle, and both have never had a flouride treatment or supps.
Pretty much the only junk food he gets is on Sunday from his Sunday School teacher.
Our SS is big on handing out candy every sunday, I used to trade them candy for a Hershy kiss or a mini donut, but have gotten out of the habit for a while, tired of fighting it. I don't know what else to do, do I cut out every bit of refined sugar they have?
On top of this my MIL is SO annoying me! She looks at me like it's my fault, asks questions like "what are you feeding him" etc! I feed my kids way healthier than most people I know, yet their teeth are horrible!
I'm really considering just letting the dentist do the flouride treatment she's been bugging me about, because what I'm doing is obviously not working.