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#1 of 2 Old 01-26-2014, 02:19 PM - Thread Starter
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My 18-month-old son developed some decay on his front teeth. I took him in to a pediatric dentist who recommends conscious sedation and fillings.

I'm looking for something I can do in the meantime to prevent further decay. I've been reading about coconut oil but not finding ways to use it on such a young child.

Are there other things I can do? I was already brushing his teeth twice a day. I've moved into using a washcloth to get into the upper part where the decay is.

I'll fully admit we eat a pretty mainstream diet and I'm not in a financial position to make big changes.

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#2 of 2 Old 01-31-2014, 09:35 PM
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There are ways to remineralize teeth. Do a search. I have just started making my on pastes with calcium, clay, baking soda, and cinnamon.
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