The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I'm glad your dentist eased your mind about the concerns. That sounds like exactly something I would do, thinking to check on something at the last minute. Don't you find too, that it's hard to find a ton of links on the internet about all the people who have done the things you are searching about and had zero problems? People don't really end up hitting message boards or writing editorials about the great and problem-free experience they've had with a medical procedure. Or at least not very often!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know *exactly* what you mean--all the internet hits out there seem to be negative. I've done lots of searches for all types of things--I remember having to force myself to stay off the internet when T. was on Topamax for her migraines/seizures, because the articles and message boards were just too scary. In the end I just stuck with the information her doctor gave us. However, doing research on our own prompted us to realize all the flags that were being raised re: her language development and the impact the Topamax was having on her speech.

I think as long as you trust your health care professional, you should feel comfortable going with their information, or asking them questions about what you find out, but you always have to advocate for your child and do your own research--it's a balancing act, isn't it?

mouse's picture mouse

I wouldn't have thought for a second about BPA in sealants--and it's something I plan on doing again for myself at some point (I have a groove in my molars that can be problematic).

This article also gives me something to look for in a dentist (the honesty and understanding about what might trigger concerns), even the specific question I can ask to see if s/he'll be a good fit.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't think about BPAs in sealants--it is something to think about, and definitely helps in finding the right dentist for you (or your family).

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Marti. From what I've read the sealant can be very beneficial, so I hope it proves to be!