Re: How much to worry about dental decay??
Well, to defend the dentist a bit....you want someone who is an ardent advocate for his profession, and that is just what they get taught. It is good to have a little passion for keeping your kids as healthy as possible (you don't want him to be like - "no, no, give him the juice and come back every 3 months so I can rake in the dough filling their cavities!") Take his "lecture" for what it is worth and just do what you feel best for your family. They are just baby teeth, so I'd say, do your best to get them brushing well but just remember the dentist is passionate about healthy healthy teeth, not passionate about your nursing habits. Plus, if 15% of cavities could be prevented by holding your breath for 10 minutes a day, I am sure he would "lecture" you to do that as well.
Emily, mommy to
Jeremija Charles - 5/30/07 - nursed 26 mo, and
Aleksandar Hayes - 12/13/09 - nursing strong!
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