Hey, All! Ok, so if someone could direct me to (what I'm sure has already been addressed) a thread that entailed "what to expect on baby's first visit". Actually, my Lily is just turned two and it's time to go. I have had better results with getting her to brush since I read some of the posts here. THANK YOU!
I have given her LOTS of juice, but diluted down to about 1/3 j. to 2/3 water. I have also been having better luck with straight water again. (thank Gods!) I am leaning toward cutting out milk (even though I've had her on goat's milk for almost a year) because of probs with phlegm and drainage (she's in dayscare). As well as just wanting to eventually eliminate dairy. (the girl thinks that cottage cheese is cheese-doesn't eat regular cheese!)
I know that I don't want to her to have fluoride. Don't see the point in applying toxic waste to my child! But what about sealants? I am leaning toward NOT, because I am just pretty much inclined toward "less is more" in regard to interventions. But, being that I am very ignorant of what to expect or educate myself about BEFOREHAND, I am a bit anxious.
Lily's teeth are grey at the tops (by the gumline) and I have no idea what that might be an indication of. But, that's why I say it's time to go. I would greatly appreciate any input!
Try to find a dentist who you feel comfortable with, and whose office seems to take time for you before you're their actual client. That way, you can be pretty sure that they'll do the same thing once you're in the office.
Sealants are typically applied to the grooves of molars only; they're a lot like varnish or "nail polish"as I understand (but made of plastic).