So, our 2 year old recently had a dentist appointment. No biggie, right? The dentist was just going to examine her teeth and the hygienist would clean them. Well, the dentist noticed some “sticky” spots on her teeth. We came back a few days later for an X-ray. And lo and behold, she has tooth decay. We saw the black spots on the X-ray. What??! She’s 2 years old. And like my hubby said, “She just got her teeth. How could there be problems, already?” Ugh!!!! What a joke!! So after the initial shock and disappointment in myself for being a bad mother, the dentist gave us the bad news. She needs crowns on a couple of her front teeth. And because she’s only 2 years old, they would have to give her an IV sedation. She wouldn’t sit still for the dental work, otherwise. Wait, what?! IV sedation to work on “baby” teeth. There has to other options. So we made an appointment for a consultation at the dental office that was equipped to sedate my baby. He gave us a few options other than spending a couple thousand dollars on crowns and anesthesia. We could possibly slow down the decay process by fluoride applications and applying a paste on her teeth at night that’s equipped with calcium and phosphorus. There is also a fluoride treatment with silver that could possibly stop the decay but would leave black spots on her teeth. Yes, black spots on her front teeth. We could also just get them removed because it may just happen prematurely anyway. How could this be happening? I really feel like I failed my child. Oh, I forgot to mention that I was informed by the dentist that night time, tandem breastfeeding did this to her. Thanks for kicking me while I’m down. Really, breastfeeding??? Where was this declaimer in all of the breastfeeding books? I am proud of breastfeeding my child. And I will not receive that info. Sorry, but not sorry!!
So, I decided to do some research of my own. There has to be a natural, holistic way of stopping or even reversing tooth decay. According to some experts, there is!! So, I ordered a book entitled “Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition” written by Ramiel Nagel. I can’t wait to dive into this book. I know this is going to take hard work and dedication. But I’m up for the challenge. I am The Healthy Quest Mom! I’ll do anything for my family. My daughter’s next appointment is in 6 months. I’m optimistic!