Originally Posted by 70toes
My little guy is almost 3 and his teeth are horrible, too.
Originally Posted by THBVsMommy
PLEASE do not put it off, especially being aware of tooth problems. I am a registered dental assistant and up until this past Monday, worked for a dentist. I have seen so many children around this age already needing "baby root canals" due to their parents not getting them in to the dentist regularly. The longer cavities go untreated, the deeper they become. You cannot reverse a cavity or make it smaller, but you can prevent it from getting worse and therefore not end up needing a root canal or a crown. No pain doesn't equal no problems.. some people/kids are just more susceptible to tooth aches than others.
I know most parents are concerned about their children needing GA, but that's mainly because, being so young, dentists will do all that they can to prevent as much of a fear of dentistry in children as possible. They strive not to let children associate dental visits with shots/pain, but the more we, as parents, keep our children from regularly [every 6mos] going in for a checkup, the more pain they will have to endure in the long run.
I hope I'm not coming off as "preachy", I just felt I had some experience and wisdom to share.