My daughter is seven years old and has never been to the dentist. It’s not that I don’t care about her teeth, it’s that I can barely afford food, let alone dental care. Is there anything I can do at home, besides the obvious that will give her the best chance at a healthy mouth? I feel like a horrible mother.
Janna S. – Georgia
Please know that your interest and effort to keep your daughter’s mouth healthy means you are most definitely NOT a bad mother. Your situation is a difficult one.
Most dentists got into dentistry in order to help people. Given your circumstances, it is understandable that you’re having trouble with dental care, if food is a struggle. I suggest you contact a few local dentists in your area and explain your particular problem. I bet many of them would find a way to help make dental care more affordable for you and your daughter. There are alway ways to help.
You should also know that there are no-interest payment plans, if you have trouble finding a dentist who will work with you. Look into Care Credit.
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