My 5 yr old daughter has an excellent diet. Unfortunately, her health has been awful the last few months though, including hypoglycemia due to steroids for adrenal insufficiency and brittle asthma.
She had a toothache, so despite having her checkup booked for a months time, I popped her to the dentist today. He told me her teeth were dreadful and she needed 5 fillings. 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.
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 hypoglycemia!!
Can the steroids be to blame too???? The dentist ( http://www.rootsonwhytedental.com/meet-our-team/ ) said not but I remember her consultant saying years ago they could do!! She still has her baby teeth.
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??