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Questions about a night time low

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by lcblk27, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Christopher

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    Swishing is probably better than not doing it at all but I don't think it is as good as actually brushing. But I am not going to wake her up to do that. Also, some people believe that getting their children's teeth sealed by a dentist also helps.
     
  2. Amy C.

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    This is what worked for my son. He had 13 cavities when he first went to the dentist at age 4 (dx'd at 3). The teeth were sealed and he has had only a couple since then.
     
  3. Ndiggs

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    we asked our dentist about that, and he told us its unlikely to cause problems unless you are doing it several times a week. Still not convinced that this is true but yeah I wonder the same thing myself.

    I will have to look into sealing, is that something that is done on adult teeth only or on baby teeth too?
     
  4. MamaBear

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    I guess this has been derailed huh? How does one go about finding a dentist who is familiar with T1 and who won't give you a hard time about giving them sugar at night for lows? I was looking to switch anyhow, but now this is my concern in finding one.
     
  5. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Yes on teeth sealing ;) And so far, lots of juice (through a straw which is supposed to help) during the night without any rinse and no cavities to date. :D But I suspect that you're either prone to cavities or you're not. I think the composition of the teeth, the acidity (?) of the saliva both play a role in a persons predisposition to forming cavities. I had zillions as a kid so my dd lucked out in the gene toss on this one ;)
     
  6. cdninct

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    What about setting a cup and bottle of Listerine by the bedside? No, I don't do it (I don't do anything but treat the low and worry about the effect on his teeth!), but I might consider it if he was older and if he actually woke up while I was treating the low.

    Interesting question, though, and something I definitely think about, particularly when we are having a bad run of night-time numbers.
     
  7. MamaBear

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    I would be afraid of my child swallowing the mouthwash.
     
  8. cdninct

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    That's most certainly my fear, too, but I thought maybe somebody with an older child who wakes up more fully during night interventions might make it work!
     

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