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2007-05-17
Name: Editor Do you remember when your child had a toothache? Tell us what it was like dealing with it. Are there any strategies/remedies you could suggest to deal with toothaches? Keep us in the loop.

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2007-05-24
#1
Name: Swarupa
Subject:  Why only kids
Hey, why only kids. Many adults too are terrified of being in the dentist' s clinic (i certainly am. No doubt, in many cases this is a result of painflu associations in early childhood.
Though dont have any kids yet, I am sure I can apply a loit of this to my own life and try to overcome my fears.
And surely one day I will apply the same to my kids!
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2007-05-21
#2
Name: rupa
Subject:  suggestion
The article was very good. However, regarding one of the tips offered - about clubbing the dental appointment with a favourite activity - I don' t think it will work. if you schedule the appointment prior to the mall visit or whatever, the child will feel uncomfortable moving about with the pain and the swelling. Ajnd if you schedule if after the mall visit, the child would not have enjoyed even that since she would know that the dentist was waiting for her. So I don' t think it' s a workable idea.
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2007-05-24
#3
Name: thinking hat
Subject:  yup
I agree. Keep it short and sweet. All said and done, few children can ever enjoy going to the dentist. If they accept it as something necessary, that itself is great.
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2007-05-23
#4
Name: Rajni
Subject:  Why not ?
THis Mall idea is good. Before or after way it will help childrens to learn to not to fear of dentist.
I will definetly try it for my childrens.
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2007-05-18
#5
Name: avian
Subject:  worked
dont' have children but article was helpful fro me. I tried the tulsi remedy. Worked real well. Kudos. Thks for article
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2007-05-18
#6
Name: sonia
Subject:  not going
my munna refuses to go to dentist. he is not even opening his mouth - we tried everything. What to do - he is in lots of pain!!!
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2007-05-21
#7
Name: footloose
Subject:  make him go
If everything fails, you will just have to take him forcibly. After all, it is for his own good. And think of the pain in sotre if his problem teeth are left untreated.
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2007-05-18
#8
Name: rashmiin
Subject:  it was bad
It was horrible. His gums were swollen and he was crying all night. The medic store was closed and there was not clove oil. I used the warm washcloth.
After reading yr article, i feel should have been gentler with my sanju...
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