Not giving your kids necessities - their teeth!

@ricki_911 (19428)
Toronto, Ontario
May 9, 2016 3:56pm CST
My friend can't see this point and I thought your kid will never forgive you. I knew a few people growing up who had bad teeth that could of been fixed. Now I will say my parents literally had no money. BUT we always went to the dentist and got our teeth fixed every 6 months. My friend kids are around 5 and 9 now, and their teeth are horrible. I am not sure if its because she just doesn't care if they don't brush them but I showed them how to brush them and floss. They have plaque build up, and I know it depends on the food and such but even so. The one teeth literally growing out side ways, the other one has a big gap. She makes decent money and I said they may want to toy now but thye will thank you if you get their teeth fixed it will cost less now rather than later.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 May 16
My parents were very poor when we were younger as well. We only went to the dentist once a year because it was a free day at the dentist. But the thing that upset me is my brother got his teeth fixed with braces when he needed them-the rest of us needed work done too but never got it. =( I am on top of my children and their teeth because I don't want their teeth to look like mine when they get older. I wasn't made to brush my teeth either when I was a kid and now my teeth look awful. =(
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
9 May 16
We were financially struggling when I was little, but my parents always took me to the dentist to get my teeth checked and cleaned every few months.
@ricki_911 (19428)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 May 16
Yes, and you appreciate it now. I think most of those parents who don't take their kids just don't not the fact they can't afford it.
@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
9 May 16
@ricki_911 Yes, teeth are important to health and appearance. I'm glad to be able to smile now without being embarrassed about my teeth.
@ricki_911 (19428)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 May 16
@zarlamain They truely are! It shows the improtance to others as well.
@Tampa_girl7 (25675)
• United States
9 May 16
Daddy was in the Air Force and we had great dental care.
@ricki_911 (19428)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 May 16
I would love that! But even without dental care benefits you should budget for it.
@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
9 May 16
Keeping teeth healthy really does result in a big savings later on. We even had braces way back in the day because my mom insisted we have straight teeth.
@ricki_911 (19428)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 May 16
Even the basic cleaning, and flossing does help. I couldn't believe my friends kids had 10 cavities I have never had that many in my life.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
10 May 16
When I was small we always went to the dentist.