Reply to Severe tooth decay in baby

I'm going through the same thing right now. We found out our 2.5 year old has cavities on all 4 of his top front teeth. His dentist won't fill them until he's 3 though. The shame is real, because as a parent you see it as your duty to keep them in perfect health. Honestly though, I think a lot of it is due to genetics. My mother in law has very weak enamel, as does my husband. They both have countless cavities despite very good brushing. I think that might be what's going on with your kids. Chances are, if your husband has had lots of cavities, it's probably a weak enamel issue or something of the sort. I was one of 6 kids, so it was nearly impossible for my parents to be on all of us kids about brushing. I had pretty bad dental habits as a kid, but I've never had a cavity! I had no idea genetics could play such a huge role in dental health but apparently it really makes a difference. If it makes you feel any better, maybe get a second opinion. We saw one (slightly sketchy) dentist who wanted to crown our sons tooth, but then another dentist said it wasn't necessary. Did my research and learned that some dentists will perform unnecessary procedures for kids on medicaid (like we are) because they know the government will pay for it. It's a quick way to make more cash, but at the expense of the kids.