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Any DENTAL experts? I think my nearly 3 year old has a cavity and I feel dreadful about it
I have looked at my 2.11 DD's back bottom molar and it has a quite large brown mark on the biting surface, which I am assuming is a cavity? I thought I'd been really careful with her teeth, she always brushes twice a day and although she does have some sweets and sugary treats they are treats, not a major part of her diet.
When she last saw the dentist, 6 months ago, he said she had soft enamel. I've made her an appointment for Monday morning.
Don't worry about it. Just book an appointment and get the dentist to check.
My ds has a cavity filled when he was 4 and i was mortified - kept thinking how he must think i was a dreadful mother who never cleaned her childs teeth. A raisin pip was the culprit that had got stuck between his teeth.
Im a dentist. Probably is decay if it has recently appeared, but get your own one to check it out.
Don't beat yourself up. My dd (age 4 has an early decay lesion which I am keeping an eye on.) It probably is a combination of diet and being a nightmare to brush a wee ones teeth. Just cut down on all sugar, especially in drinks. This is what I have to do. Tell this to anyone who cares for her too. Only sweets once a week if poss. (unless a party etc)
Don't panic her too much about going to the dentist, keep it light and fun otherwise she will pick up on your stress. you will be ok)
Really JuneBug, sweets more than once a week is too much? I think I'm quite good that mine don't have them everyday When you say sweets, do you mean a sweet or a packet? My Dc's are used to having one or two at a time, they never get given a whole pack, does that make a difference?
Good luck Frazzled. My DS1 had to have part of a tooth drilled away yesterday because it was interfering with the new tooth coming through next to it. He's so proud that he was so brave and "it didn't hurt at all"
No, its not too much to aim for...but the reality is if you aim for it, life gets in the way and it usually turns out to be more often anyhow!
It doesn't matter how many you have, its the frequency and what they are. If dd is having them now I give her choc buttons and let her snarf the whole lot. Damage done and over. Sticky sweets, lollies = nightmare
True in some cases (score on the knowledge!! can you come be my assistant!), but sounds like its on surface, the duraphat doesnt seal the tooth, just give extra fluoride to surface, which does help. I hope its what they are able to do tomorrow