My ds (age 31 months) just had his four upper incisors removed. His right upper lateral was badly decayed and his other three incisors were very soft and badly chipped. His canine teeth are pretty far back in his mouth, and not very visible when he smiles, so now he looks like he is completely toothless on top. The dentist was adamant that removal was the best solution, as he said ds's teeth wouldn't bond well to caps and, if we capped his teeth, they would almost surely fail and potentially be a choking hazard. The dentist was great and nonjudgmental, I have been taking ds to the dentist regularly since he was 16 months. Ds has been in good spirits since the procedure, is eating and talking normally, and is no longer in pain. However, I can't help but feel deeply embarrassed when people see that he is missing his teeth. I feel as though I am being judged, and it doesn't help that dh has been telling all of his family that our son got his teeth pulled because of breastfeeding. Ds has never had soda, doesn't care for juice and only eats sweets at b-day parties, so breastmilk does seem like the likely culprit, but I have always taken great care to brush his teeth several times a day and take him to regular dentist appointments. Has anyone here experienced something similar? I don't want my psychological issues to impact my son. I want him to be happy and confident, but am afraid he will get teased. He is going to be toothless for the next four years. Any advice?