Need a dentist recommendation badly!! Pediatric / holistic - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 11-23-2010, 08:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
FlipMom23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NWI
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've found pediatric dentists, and I've found holistic dentists, but I'm not sure which would be better.  My 17 mo old has what I believe are two cavities and demineralization on her four front top teeth.  I don't know if it would be better to go to someone who does holistic dentistry and "accepts" peds (but may not necessarily work well with them), or if I should go to a pediatric dentist who will make her feel more comfortable, but I may freak out over the toxins / methods that they use.  I'd like to find someone who is more "green" and good with pediatrics.

 

I am willing to drive - so anywhere from Indy to Chicago on the west side of the state would be ok.  She has an appointment booked with Dr. Wiley Green of Holistic Dentistry in Frankfort, Indiana (anyone been to him or heard anything about him?).

 

Thanks!

 

Shannon


Shannon, AP mom to:
dd1, 8
ds1, 6
dd2, 3

ds2, 1

FlipMom23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 4 Old 11-26-2010, 07:42 PM
 
dbsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I'm not familiar with Dr. Green.  A holistic dentist sounds like a great option.  When you made the appointment did they seem fine with your daughter's age?  My dentist says upfront he prefers not to see young children.

 

My children see Lisa Gabrish DDS in Chesterton.  She is not holistic but is a pediatric/special needs dentist.  She might work with you regarding a holistic treatment.  My children have only had exams and cleanings, but once she knew my preferences she was fine with no x-rays, no fluoride, and gave the children Tanner's Tasty paste samples instead of Colgate.  When I spoke with her about the benefits of Xylitol on teeth she was knowledgeable and supportive.  She has always been very patient and kind to my children - our first ped dentist in Valpo was a nightmare.

dbsam is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 11-30-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Resi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi, I'm in the Indianapolis area and also in a similair situation.  I took my 2 yr old son to a pedi dentist and they want to sedate him to fix cavities and put 4 crowns on.  They don't want me in the room and it sounds like a nightmare for all of us.  Please let me know what you find out.  I just started researching our options. 


SAMH to DS 9/21/08
Resi is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 12-05-2010, 02:13 PM
 
sapphire_chan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 27,052
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

PM Minmoto2, she's just gone through this with her 2 year old trying out a number of dentists in the area.

 

What I remember:

Millennium Park dentistry, in Chicago near Millennium Park, was a good holistic option with oxygen treatments that reversed a couple of small cavities that were starting to form.

 

Locally, one of the dentists with Riley was the gentlest she'd ever seen.

 

LeilaB just had dental work done with her 2year old as well. Ended up with a crown because pain developed before there was a real chance to reverse damage.

sapphire_chan is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 20,326

180 members and 20,146 guests
1babysmom , a-sorta-fairytale , Aillidh , AlaskAnne , alvarezd22 , americanjuly , AmyC , angeebaby , annaconda , apeydef , AwesomeJessica , bananabee , bannerd , beep , belltree , blissful_maia , bluefaery , briansmama , calico_aster , catladymeow , CDeRo , Chaika , Chalex , Chanel0716 , chickabiddy , chknlovr , clar5108 , Claudia Chapman , Cricket VS , Crimson8 , Daffodil , Dakotacakes , Deborah , Dreaming , DungeonQueen , elliha , Emanresu , EMRguy , ErinMomma , escapehatch , Ewus , farmermomma , floss&ferd , forestfoster , fruitfulmomma , funfunkyfantastic , Golden , gossamer , greenemami , happyhats , hillymum , hophophop , hottmomma , Iron Princess , IsaFrench , JadePlant , japonica , jcdfarmer , JellyMomma , JennyT , Jessica765 , jojobean , Jordan Check , joycef , jtbuko , justmama , K703 , katelove , KShreffler , laneysprout , lightheartedmom , lilgreen , LiLStar , LilyTiger , LuaBelle , Mallow , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , MamaChick , mamadance84 , MamadeRumi , mamalisa , MamaMayme , Mamja , mandamamma , mariamadly , Marumi , mearph , Melanie Mayo , Milk8shake , minerva23 , Mirzam , MissMuffet , MN BabyDust , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , MPsSweetie , MrsHanger , MrsKoehn , muddie , MulberryMom , Mylie , NaturallyKait , Nemi27 , oldsmom , orangemomma , perkier , pokeyac , prosciencemum , quantumleap , rainydaywoman , rocky , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , samaxtics , SandiMae , sarafl , Serafina33 , shantimama , Shmootzi , siennaflower , sillysapling , smilingprego , sofreshsoclean , sortacrispy , Springshowers , StepGirlfriend , SummerStorm22 , t2009 , thtr4me , Tiffa , TrishWSU , typebug , Voondrop , wassernixe , Wild Lupine , Wild Rose , worthy , zebra15 , Zirconia , zoeyzoo , zzzzzzane
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.