Was devastated the other day to discover that Mr 4 has a cavity on his back molar.
It wasn't something I expected as my boys rarely get lollies, no juice, I know that dried fruit is as bad as lollies and we brushed every night ( I figured with their diet that would be sufficient)
Immediately got him into a dentist to be told it would prob be pulled in theatre and he didn't even look at tooth, just refered him to the pede dentist.
He said it was prob because of the lack of fluride in the water & suggested not rinsing toothpaste, letting the fluride sit on the cavity to slow it down.
So when I was getting those little flosser sticks I saw kids mouthwash one by oral b ( big teeth) the other by listerene.
Oral b said age 6 plus , sugar & alcohol free, mild taste.
Listerene said age 7 plus & said alcohol free.berry flavor. But I read ingredients and it had sucrose?!? Seriously sugar in a kids dental product!!!
So brought oral b even though age said 6, we have been spitting toothpaste for a while and I was confident he wouldn't swallow it ( which is why I think it had age restrictions on it)
Well I got him to rinse and he cried it was that minty. I tried it & it burnt my tounge!!! Hubby uses colgate mw and he said it wasn't as strong as his but still pretty strong.
Have tried just dipping toothbrush to put it just on tooth but still to burny for him. Thinking about diluting but then will fluride be enough?
Our routine is brush twice a day & floss once a day with I hope a fluride rinse if I can find one after every brush.
Any ideas? I want to avoid having it removed as I have heard it effects how his secondary tooth will come through.
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Mum of 4yr boy, nearly 3yr boy & last but not least 5 month girl.