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Probably gonna win the "Dumbest Post of the Week" for the Above Quote.
Originally posted by haven123
if she taught her daughter to properly care for her teeth there would have been no issue
So Every child who has Cavities, is being Raised by Neglectant Parents?
Originally posted by DaTroof
The mother clearly has no control over her daughter's hygiene or diet.
why didn't the dentist understand that NO ONE does ANYTHING to a child unless the parent tells them too?
No, The Thread is about Abuse of Power, Thats it.
Originally posted by BearTruth
reply to post by haven123
Just FYI, there is a dental condition called soft enamel. It leaves the enamel porous and susceptible to the bacteria that causes cavities. When a child has this condition, cute baby teeth are horribly subject to decay. Regular brushing and flossing may not be enough. Innocuous things like juice and milk, hasten the decay and the teeth quickly crumble.
Often, in these cases, the only way to protect the tooth buds growing beneath the baby teeth, is to cap them. Although parents may feel they have failed their children, or others may think they have done so, it is the condition that causes the problem. The only way to guard against further decay in this situation, besides or in addition to the capping, is frequent brushing, brushing after every drink or food item, and use of antiplaque rinses.
How do I know this? I am one of those parents who did everything right by the book with her child, and he still suffered from the condition, it is hereditary.
i hope this info helps others understand, it is not necessarily neglect that causes dental problems.
It’s called presumed consent, and even at that if medical staff were to say “we need to take your kids leg of or she will die” and mum says “no” the medical staff can still do it if they can ethically justify doing so. Just like turning off life support.