Hi everyone! My daughter just turned 1 should I now start taking her to the dentist?? I forgot to ask my doc at her last visit.
I was told recently that my 5 year old needs one silver cap/crown over one molar. They also are highly pushing me to use nitrous gas to “sedate” him for the silver cap. I’m very hesitant to do that especially because because I dont know if I can wait longer to get it done since they are baby teeth, or if anyone’s been in similar situation and got it done and how there experience was. I’m scared... More
Hi everyone! Our first tooth finally cut through baby’s gums (though it isn’t all the way out yet). How did you introducing tooth/teeth brushing? I would like to brush her new tooth before bed to avoid decay, but I’m not sure how that will go—she normally feeds then practically falls asleep in my arms at bedtime. I’m worried that brushing her teeth will throw her off and wake her up again 🤷... More
In the past two days my two year old son would not eat because he came down with some kind of stomach bug. He is feeling better now and I can get him to eat but when I get him to eat now he will eat some and then hold his mouth and say “ow”. Could he be teething again? I am pretty sure he has all his teeth but maybe not or maybe one is growing in some more I don’t know. Anyone have any clue tha... More
My daughter eats lots of fruits and veggies and i give her some table food as well which in our household is almost always seasoned in some way. So she ends up with breath that smells like garlic or ginger or something. I typically wash her mouth with a washcloth at bath time and she has a toothbrush that she is accustomed to holding and chewing. That isnt working out so great anymore. To get h... More
Hello every one. So recently my 18 month old has been vomiting few minutes after we brush teeth. I have been brushing hes gums and teeth since 3 months at first just with water and the finger brush once he popped out hes first tooth my pediatrician asked me to use the oraljel training toothbrush and it's been the past month or two that I use the Crest kids cavity toothpaste. Has this ever h... More
Our pediatrician said that my 2 year old is getting an indentation at the roof of his mouth from sucking his thumb. It could prevent him from pronouncing words correctly and possible braces when he’s older. He just turned two so he doesn’t exactly understand that he has to stop. Other than the gunk you can put on their thumbs - what else have you tried?
My daughter (25 months) fell and chipped one of her front teeth. She is fine and happy, my wife is, understandably, devastated about it ("It's our daughters perfect smile" in a sense). We took her to the dentist and they said we had 3 options - 1. Do nothing, she might be sensitive to temperatures, but other than that everything will be fine (but my wife would see it everyday an... More
Hey parents, when did you guys really start forcing the issue of tooth brushing? My 15mo has a good number of teeth and we have been offering her a baby toothbrush am/pm but recently she is disinterested and in fact vehemently opposed. I haven’t been really setting a boundary here yet since I’m not sure when exactly it’s important and didn’t want to make it an issue when it doesn’t need to be i... More
What should I be doing for baby’s teeth (two on the bottom)? He’s only 6 months, and he nurses to sleep and sometimes through out the night. Should I be concerned about rotting? Because otherwise these sleep habits work for us. Additionally, when does baby first go to the dentist? He doesn’t even open his mouth to let me see his teeth so I don’t imagine he’d do it for anyone else.
How did you introduce brushing teeth routine? What products worked the best for you? My daughter is 17 months old and has 6 teeth. We haven’t established a teeth brushing routine, but think it’s probably a good time to do so, especially since she has a bottle of milk right before bed.
I've been trying to get my 21 month old to brush his teeth. I'll give him his toothbrush to see what he does with it and every time hes just chews on the bristles for like 5 seconds then starts to brush other things with it other then his teeth. So then I end up forcing him to brush his teeth for him but he fights me every time and clenches his teeth to avoid opening his mouth. Is th... More
Anyone’s kids have tooth decay? Just left the dentist and my son needs 6 caps in his teeth. I feel like it's all my fault! The dentist we went too doesn't use anesthesia either, so he'd have to be awake throughout the whole thing...hes only 2 😭 any one else go through this?
I am usually incredibly open and like to share here so we can all learn from and support one another but I have to admit the shame surrounding this is DEEP and I am going to hide behind the “anonymous” button. I have a 4 year old. She has always been great about letting us brush her teeth and now as she gets closer to 4 she is starting to brush first and we give a once over afterward. So let’... More
How old was your Lo when you first took them to the dentist? My daughter had her 6 month checkup a week ago and the pediatrician said I need to start looking for a dentist since she has two teeth. I feel 6 months is too young to go to the dentist. She will not sit still and won’t understand what’s going on. I feel at one years old is a good age to go to the dentist for the first time. What do y... More