My 3-Year-Old Has 8 Cavities!
I wish I was kidding.
I feel like the worst Mom ever .... not to mention I feel heartbroken for my sweet boy.
Kyle adores the dentist. In fact, both he and his sister beg to go to the dentist because they think it is so fun and exciting. They love taking care of their teeth and as parents, Mike and I felt we were doing everything just about right when it came to the dental care category.
Daily brushing, no juice except at a party, no gummy treats and so on.
His 6-year-old sister has never had a single cavity.
I would have said YIKES if I heard sweet Kyle had 1 or 2 cavities. To hear he had 8 just made me feel sick to my stomach and obviously it gave me a gigantic case of mom guilt. I nearly fell over as each x-ray revealed additional cavities.
The dentist was shocked too... Kyle's teeth look beautiful upon his exams. However, his teeth are close together and we suspect raisins to be the only culprit in his diet after much discussion on what could possibly have caused this much decay.
His teeth look gorgeous - literally as I brush them I think how cute and perfect his teeth appear. Even the hygenist commented they looked so good, but it was his first round of X-Rays that revealed the decay - basically in between all of his teeth. My poor little guy!
We're now flossing twice per day and we will try to tackle the first round of 2 serious cavities in the office. If it doesn't work, she'll sedate him at the hospital and bang out all 8 at once.
Sigh. Do your kids have cavities? How did they fair getting them filled?
Here are Kyle's happy photos before the bad news.