My 5 yr old daughter has an excellent diet. Unfortunately her health has been awful the last few months though, including hupoglycaemia due to steroids for adrenal insufficinecy and brittle asthma.
She had tooth ache, so despite having her checkup booked for a months time, I popped her to the dentist today.
He made me feel so bad!! I cried!! He told me her teeth were dreadful and she needed 5 fillings!! I am mortified!! He asked if she had lots of sugar and sweets....she doesn't!! She hasn't got a sweet tooth at all and always craves salty foods. He looked at me and said ""well evidently she DOES eat too much sugar and sweets""!!
I really feel like I've failed her but seriously know she has an excellent balanced diet!!
All I can think of is she has little cereal bars regularly through the day to keep her sugar levels up. They were recommended by the dietician as part of a controlled diet for her hypoglycaemia!!
Can the steroids be to blame too???? He said not but I remember her consultant saying years ago they could do!! She still has her baby teeth. This horrid dentist said ""can only be diet""!!
I really feel low as every day has been a battle recently with her health and I feel so sad that she has gone from a stable little girl to one that has problems each and every day. And now to be told this is so devastating. I feel so guilty :-((
Does anyone have any experience with steroids and dental issues??