Like most parents I pride myself in being a good guardian for my child. I read extensively on all things parenting, and work as best I can to come up with the answers to help me raise well-adjusted and healthy children. Recently I read an article by someone in Lubbock Pediatric Dentistry discussing the prevalence of Fluoride in the water, and in many cases it is too high. This leads to brittle chalky teeth, which form cavities easily, and become splotchy, the condition is known as flourosis and it is increasingly common.
Needless to say I didn’t know what to do. As a parent you want to protect your children from harm, and given they come with no manual my husband and I figured we had done pretty well. So when my husband suggested we take them to a Lubbock Youth Dentistry Clinic to see what might be going on, I was first a little puzzled. Despite being a good parent (according to my kids, and neighbors) I had never heard of Lubbock Children Dental, the whole idea was quite new to me. How had I missed this critically important service for my children?
So off they went to see if the fluoride in the water, something we had always been taught as kids was good for your teeth, was in fact ruining them. The good news is the results came back negative for flourosis, just one small cavity in our youngest “baby” teeth. Suffice to say I do blame my husband for that one, as he is the one who often rushes everyone off to bed without checking their toothbrushes to ensure they have been used. But we will save that argument for another day! The moral of the story is constantly read what might be affecting your children, even innocent things in your every day environment. And take advantage of the fact there are pediatric dentists, it will make your life a whole lot easier in getting your children to go to the dentist without kicking and screaming.