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#101 marley*and*me

Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:21 AM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 31 August 2019 - 10:27 AM, said:

Teeth shoved so hard up against another tooth that you can't get floss through is going to cause problems eventually.

You have just described my teeth, I am 40 and have no fillings.  Good dental hygiene and a good diet with limited sweets has made sure of that.

#102 born.a.girl

Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:47 AM

View Postmarley*and*me, on 04 September 2019 - 10:21 AM, said:

You have just described my teeth, I am 40 and have no fillings.  Good dental hygiene and a good diet with limited sweets has made sure of that.

That's great. Genetics play a big part, too.  I'm one of six who all had significant dental issues, despite none of us needing orthodontics, which is fortunate as growing up in the fifties and sixties only rich kids had them.

Husband has never had a filling either, and fortunately our daughter got his genetics as she's never had one.

If any of mine had been jammed together, it would have been much worse.

#103 Ellie bean

Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:31 AM

View Postmarley*and*me, on 04 September 2019 - 10:21 AM, said:



You have just described my teeth, I am 40 and have no fillings.  Good dental hygiene and a good diet with limited sweets has made sure of that.
Bornagirl is right, a huge part of it is genetics

#104 Chicken Pie

Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:50 AM

View Postmarley*and*me, on 04 September 2019 - 10:21 AM, said:

You have just described my teeth, I am 40 and have no fillings.  Good dental hygiene and a good diet with limited sweets has made sure of that.
sadly despite my efforts genetics mean i have weak teeth and they are full of fillings and rarely a year goes by with a new one added....and dentist said i cant do more than i am its just genetics

#105 Jenflea

Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:56 AM

My husband who brushes his teeth once a day, if that(less on weekends, don't get me started) and who's been to the dentist twice in the 25 years I've known him, has NO FILLINGS.

He did need braces though.

I have fillings and bone loss on 3 teeth(where my body attacks the bone of my teeth/jaw, instead of the plaque on the tooth) and I have good dental hygiene.
Genetics plays more of a part than anything else I'm betting.

#106 born.a.girl

Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:23 AM

View PostJenflea, on 05 September 2019 - 10:56 AM, said:

My husband who brushes his teeth once a day, if that(less on weekends, don't get me started) and who's been to the dentist twice in the 25 years I've known him, has NO FILLINGS.

He did need braces though.

I have fillings and bone loss on 3 teeth(where my body attacks the bone of my teeth/jaw, instead of the plaque on the tooth) and I have good dental hygiene.
Genetics plays more of a part than anything else I'm betting.

My dentist is married to a dentist. They were pretty obsessive about keeping sugar minimised - e.g. chocolate only at Easter.

Two of their three kids needed fillings before they went to school.

#107 Holidayromp

Posted 05 September 2019 - 02:14 PM

A timely topic.

I am taking both DS to see the Doctor tomorrow.  DS1 needs to examined to see if both testes have descended and DS2 has what appears to be a tight foreskin.

DS2 is okay mainly due to his age but DS2 who is 9 had to take a lot of convincing from DH and a bribe of using my phone while it happens.

Unfortunately these sort of examinations are non negotiable given the ramifications for future fertility.

Body autonomy is okay to a point but there is a reason why children are called minors as they don’t have the capacity to make informed decisions and it is up to us as adults to make these decisions for them and provide support for the child along the way.




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