All we really know for sure is we will be making a THIRD TRIP to the dentist on December 6th!! It's a good thing Brody Luke doesn't mind "showing" his teeth. You ask him to smile to show the front and then to show the back you ask him to "Show his tongue."
Anyways.. I had an appointment with a Pediatric dentist (dentist #1) in Ashland on December 6th but I really didn't want to wait that long so I had heard some good things about a different pediatric dentist (dentist #2) in Bellefonte so I called and they got me in so much sooner (maybe there was a reason??) so we went. The dental hygienist did a wonderful job and was great with Brody, he got a A- for behavior and a 2 for his dental Hygiene ( a 1 being the best, said he had 2 plaque spots HELLO it's hard to brush a 22 month old's teeth but he is getting better about it.) She confirmed to me that his front 4 teeth had cavities, yes all 4 and that instead of spotting from iron on his teeth that was actually decay ( which is what I thought and was afraid of.) She also informed me that Brody is forming an Open Bite from.. the Pa-Pa (Paci) so they said we need to start taking it from him soon but let me inform the "Open Bite" runs in my family. So the dentist came in and really didn't explain much just lectured me on the paci (I will take it when I want but thanks) and that Brody had 6 cavities ( later I learned on his papers she put down 8???????) that he needs them all filled, a few crowned, and some nerves removed and it would be an Outpatient Surgery at King's Daughters where he would be put totally under. WHOA. I knew at his age he would need to be put under but CROWNS, really? So once I got home and processed it all I just didn't feel quite right and I didn't really feel trust with the dentist so I decided to take Brody to my dentist ( been going for 20 years, family friend) and let him have a look and take a look at what the 1st dentist treatment plan was. He was very upset said he didn't see anything for the back 4 teeth, so that meant no crowns or nerve removal and cut 1500.00 off the price!!! I can't believe she did that! But his front 4 teeth do definitely need some work.. so he was sending to be Dentist #1 but I already had an appointment that I never cancelled and he told me to NEVER EVER go back to dentist #2.
So that is all I know for now and we will find out more when we go to his appointment on the 6th.
Oh and do you want to know what the cause of all Brody's dental issues??????? BREAST-FEEDING!!!
I never knew it could cause problems with there teeth but where I nursed Brody for so long ( 19 months) and he would nurse ALL NIGHT LONG they said where the milk would stay on his teeth it caused the damage. Dentist #2 also informed me with my next child when they nurse during the night I need to syringe their mouth with water and wipe there teeth and it may keep this from happening. Oh my. I'm not saying this will happen to everyone but it can and they said it is most likely why Brody has to many cavities. I do believe this because MY dentist told me the exact same thing.
Sorry I rambled on so much but I wanted to remember this.. I tired getting a picture of Brody and this is the best I could do. He loved his new tooth brush!