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Bad teeth = CPS. John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
8th Jul '11

Or at least that's what I saw today.
I went to the dentist today, and there was a little girl, just turned three. She needed EVERY one of her teeth capped with those silver cap things, and needed to have two removed due to decay and infection in them. CPS was called on the parents for child neglect. The dentist excused himself from my exam when they got there, and I could hear him telling the cop and the social worker he believes the child is neglected. She was dirty, her clothes were digusting, holes in them. Her hair looked like it hadn't been washed in weeks, and then the whole teeth thing. :? He came back in and explained to me that stuff like that isn't just due to not brushing and sweets, it's a sign of a really dirty home, and bacteria is crawling in her mouth and rotting the teeth :( I felt so bad, I didn't even know things like that could happen.

JessicaRabbitBNH 34 kids; Maryland 36955 posts
8th Jul '11

Yikes!

*sp* 2 kids; Texas 16155 posts
8th Jul '11

Omg how sad :(

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12146 posts
8th Jul '11

thats so sad :(
poor baby

user banned 1 child; Westgate, Iowa 86 posts
8th Jul '11

Thats sad. Poor kid I hope she gets the care she deserves from now on and the parents thrown in jail.

Cracked out June Cleaver 1 child; Springfield, Oregon 61877 posts
8th Jul '11

I feel so bad for the little girl,I hope she is put in a better living environment

MILK ON TAP Due March 3; 8 kids; Ethiopia 12034 posts
8th Jul '11

her parents were obviously at the dentist to get them worked on?

mommy of three girls 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Riverside, California 1264 posts
8th Jul '11

glad the dentist did that he saved her life so sad though!

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
8th Jul '11

That is horrible :( When I first saw this my heart sank and I thought "I hope my dentist doesn't call CPS on me!" because my son is needing surgery on his teeth for the second time in less than a year :oops: Our dentist has been reassuring me it appears to be just bad genes but I always feel so guilty.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
8th Jul '11
Quoting MILK ON TAP:" her parents were obviously at the dentist to get them worked on?"


Who lets their kids get that bad? She's clearly neglected...

user banned Due March 21; 1 child; Colorado 67779 posts
8th Jul '11

damn that is horrible :shock: ALL of her teeth needed caps... shit

John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
8th Jul '11
Quoting MILK ON TAP:" her parents were obviously at the dentist to get them worked on?"


No, her aunt brought her in.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
8th Jul '11
Quoting MILK ON TAP:" her parents were obviously at the dentist to get them worked on?"



That's what I was thinking.



I know people whose kids' teeth are horrible and they've never seen a dentist (one is nearly 10). I even called CPS (b/c they are neglected and abused) but nothing happened.



Pshh. People would think that about me if they saw my son's teeth. He's had 5 pulled, about 10 caps, 1 veneer, a spacer and a bunch of fillings/sealants. And it wasn't b/c I neglect him or that my home is dirty.



I don't know how the dentist came up with stuff getting in her mouth and rotting them:?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
8th Jul '11

This sounds like neglect but it isn't always so.



I've had issues with my teeth forever. I had caps too.



It wasn't neglect. My genetics just suck.

LJ's mommy! 2 kids; Beaufort, South Carolina 151 posts
8th Jul '11

Wow, that's just sad :(