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Old 01-31-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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My 3 year old has 3 cavities. Any advice? We have dental insurance and will get them taken care of but I'm so heartbroken. I feel like such a failure. What floss picks, mouth washes and brushes have you had luck with? We just got her s perscription for floride so hopefully that will help too. She is good about letting us brush them with an electric brush for 2 minutes at night but I guess we need to be brushing in the day too
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Sometimes it just doesn't matter, you can have the best oral hygiene and still get cavities. My oldest two have never had a cavity, never. We just went to the dentist and our 3 year old has 4 cavities. I still brush her teeth too, floss, the whole shebang. All of the kids have the same routine!

Sorry mama, it really is a bummer.
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Please don't feel bad; you're not a failure. DD1 has a very jagged teeth in the back that it's so difficult to clean even with Sonicare, flossing and using different toothbrush that she still got cavities many times. Some children are more prone either genetics or like my daughter's teeth.
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It really doesn't matter. They will get cavities anyway. DD has 2 at age 2 or 3...,can't remember. Don't feel bad because there are kids with FAR worse teeth.
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Re: cavity jelp :(

some people are just more likely to get cavities...I had a whole mouthful by the time I was in school (with good dental hygeine). This year was the first time I didn't have a new cavity! Just an old filling to be replaced, which is amazing for me.

As for DH, DD1 and DD2, they have perfect teeth. I think DH has had one small filling in the 10 years we have been together and DD1 at 6 has perfect teeth (except they don't fit in her mouth, a whole other issue!). We do not use fluoridated toothpaste, all we get is a once a year fluoride treatment at the dentist and my dentist was fine with that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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Re: cavity jelp :(

I agree with the others, sometimes there's just not much to be done about it. When my dd got her last fillings, they used some sort of filling that is supposed to slowly leach minerals or something that's supposed to help prevent more cavities near it. Sorry, I don't remember what it was called, but maybe your dentist would know if you want to ask about them. I just try to remember that there's a reason kids have baby teeth, and they aren't meant to last forever, so we're just trying to keep them as healthy as possible and hope for the best with her adult teeth.
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Mothering just posted some info on healing children's teeth naturally today:

http://www.mothering.com/community/a...etting-started

Also look in to the work of Weston A. Price (WAPF Foundation) and Ramiel Nagel (wrote a book on healing his daughter's cavities) using a nutrient dense diet.

The use of a glycerin free toothpaste can also help in healing cavities and keeping new cavities from forming. From what I've read glycerin can coat teeth and keep the minerals in your saliva from remineralizing your teeth. We also use toothpaste with xylitol (helps with cavity prevention) instead of fluoride. Earthpaste is a good one or you can make your own. More info on that here: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/...ralization.htm

We follow the dietary recommendations from the WAPF foundation and use glycerin and fluoride free toothpaste and have no cavities here. Hope this helps!
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Mothering just posted some info on healing children's teeth naturally today:

http://www.mothering.com/community/a...etting-started

Also look in to the work of Weston A. Price (WAPF Foundation) and Ramiel Nagel (wrote a book on healing his daughter's cavities) using a nutrient dense diet.

The use of a glycerin free toothpaste can also help in healing cavities and keeping new cavities from forming. From what I've read glycerin can coat teeth and keep the minerals in your saliva from remineralizing your teeth. We also use toothpaste with xylitol (helps with cavity prevention) instead of fluoride. Earthpaste is a good one or you can make your own. More info on that here: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/...ralization.htm

We follow the dietary recommendations from the WAPF foundation and use glycerin and fluoride free toothpaste and have no cavities here. Hope this helps!
Yeah, pretty much this. Also, brushing with baking soda, but NOT Flouride. giving her a bunch of flouride is not going to help, but it can be toxic.
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Yeah, pretty much this. Also, brushing with baking soda, but NOT Flouride. giving her a bunch of flouride is not going to help, but it can be toxic.
Fluoride does help the teeth. They won't help the cavities she already has but will help strengthen the teeth to prevent decay. It IS toxic if you swallow it. That's why I don't recommend using it unless the child is aware of not swallowing. You don't need to use anything to get the teeth clean. Toothpaste is just an incentive to brush and to help freshen breath and if it's with fluoride, to help strengthen the teeth. What gets the teeth clean is circular motion of brushing. The abrasion of the toothbrush is what kicks that plaque away, not toothpaste.
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