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  1. The Childhood Years
    I'm picky about this and do make an issue of it and kind of force it, though in a playful parenting way. But my kid just got a cavity anyway. I'm bummed.<br><br> I'm going to start forcing flossing too. I've let that slide but I don't want any more cavities.<br><br> Do you force this issue, and...
  2. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
    <p>I'm in pain and guess I should get in to see someone. Ugh.</p> <p> </p> <p>Anyone who I will not have to battle with about flouride, etc?</p> <p> </p> <p>I'm pregnant and if I have to battle it could get ugly :)</p>
  3. Breastfeeding
    <p>so i have a minor cavity b/w teeth...i currently don't use and haven't in years, any products with fluoride.  my dentist recommended a topical fluoride.  i really don't want to use it nor want anymore cavities, 2nd one in 37 years!  plus, trying to conceive again.  I'm just not a fan of this...
  4. Dental
    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?<br><br> That being said, I would...
  5. Dental
    My 2 1/2 year old had dental work done on June 18th (will never forget the day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> ) which included 4 stainless steel crowns on top front teeth. The gums have...
  6. Dental
    well my ds is 7.5 months and just having his first tooth come through.<br> I am unsure what i have to do now.<br> what do i do to ensure good dental health, i have read not to use toothpaste as they swallow it, but should i start brushing his gums and tooth now? or should i have been doing it...
  7. Dental
    I am new to this forum ... and need some help and support. Our 27 month daughter has 4 cavities on her front teeth and one in a molar with perhaps more decay (the DDS can't get a good look). We visited 5 dentists in Memphis and in the end found one that was willing to try patches on the front...
  8. Dental
    My almost 2yo dd just went to the dentist the other day. She has pretty bad discoloration and a definite rough texture on the lower part of her top, front 4 teeth. We brought her to a dentist a few months back and he said it was compromised enamel that occured during pregnancy and not to worry...
  9. Dental
    Hi there. I go into the dentist in 2 weeks to get some fillings put in. For health reasons I would like to have white fillings rather than the silver(mercury) fillings. The first dentist I went to had no problem with doing all white fillings, however; my insurance covered a lot more at a...
  10. Dental
    I haven't been to the dentist in almost 3 years due to no insurance. Last times I went, I was diagnosed w/ the periodontal disease and had to spend hours getting the scraping done.<br> I brush,floss and use the interdental tool daily and in spite of I can see my gums are infected again.<br> I...
  11. Dental
    Anyone out there have any suggestions for brushing their babies teeth? My 11 mo daughter does not let a tooth brush enter her mouth, and if I try the finger tooth brush, she bites me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif"...
  12. Dental
    I brush my 15mo ds teeth with Toms of Maine toothpaste for kids but he can't spit it out yet.I only use very little,but I am not sure how much is safe. If it's not safe than what is a good alternative to floride? He has 12 teeth(4 molars) so I feel it is important to brush,but I don't want to...
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