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Smilemomma, if you happen to read this, I would so appreciate a response from you. I have been on these boards a lot (not so much recently) and have really appreciated your advice and information. Why did you have to delete your responses in the flouride thread?

That being said, I would really appreciate any responses. Thank you.

We have been struggling with DS's tooth decay for several months now. He has no cavities on the bottom, all on the top. His molars went first and now the decay is moving to the backs of his front teeth. One of his canines is almost gone (it has been chipping away practically since it came in) and he has a big black spot on his other canine. We were facing the papoose board or GA when we came across a dentist who was willing to fill the teeth with temporary flouride fillings until he is old enough to cooperate and have permanent fillings put in. He has insisted that the BFing is the problem. For a very long time I resisted this but now I am starting to believe that the BFing is the problem. At this point our regimine is the flouride gel three times a day and brushing once a day. I am very concerned about the amount of flouride that he is getting and, the decay keeps coming. In the last month he developed spots on the backs of his two front teeth. My husband and dentist are both coming down very hard on me to wean. I can't even imagine weaning and it is something that I DO NOT want to do, at all. DS is almost three and still nurses VERY frequently. It makes sense that the breastmilk going through his mouth all the time is not letting his mouth do what it needs to do to prevent the decay. It is to the point that every time I nurse him I am tense and feel like I am destroying his teeth. If he develops obvious decay on the front of his front teeth it will kill me to have him walking around like that. We are facing having to put him through surgery. I don't know what to do. I would SO appreciate any advice.
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