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Old 06-24-2008, 11:44 PM   #10
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Re: the dentist... (my poor I the most horrible mommy ever?)

Originally Posted by jmbisignano View Post
Yeah I think maybe this has been so hard for me b/c I never had cavities as a kid so I just keep thinking cavities as a kid = bad mommy. I know in the long run it's not the end of the world b/c these are baby teeth anyway, it's just the short-term pain I don't want my daughter to go through.

I also wonder if maybe the family dentist's laid-back approach is more my style. I'm all for preventative measures when they're definitely necessary but struggle with doing things for the sake of doing them. I trust medical professionals to make professional decisions that take the child into account and HOPE that everything is being done with my daughter's best interest in mind.
Cavities as kids doesn't = bad mommy. I had plenty as a kid. All my brothers did as well. My mom co-slept, breastfed, babywore, homeschooled ect. It was just our teeth. If it makes your feel better my adult teeth did much better.

My son (almost 6) has my teeth. He has 3 caps and a filling. Two fillings is nothing.

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