Will my children’s teeth end up like mine?
20th July 2011
A. Im sorry about you dental difficulties . Firstly your children , fortunately most children these days have had some exposure to fluoride in toothpastes which helps strengthen their teeth . Essentials are monitor the sugar content on their diet ,especially soft drinks and sweet things,make sure they know about good cleaning habits . Of course make sure they go to the dentist regularly to stop fear becoming a problem. If you cant take them yourself , get a person who is not anxious about it to go with them . On to you , im worried about your codeine consumption , its easy to get addicted to it , leaving you with a bigger problem than just toothache . I suggest you visit the dentist to ask for a visit just to look at your painful tooth, nothing more than that to start with . Start with a small step and build up from there . Its not the dentists job to judge you but to help you in your situation .However its only you that can make that important first step .