Dentist’s Kid Has 8 Cavities

Shame is a common thing people may feel at a dental appointment.

I’ve felt shame at a dental appointment.

I tend to have gum issues and see a gum specialist.

I brush and floss every single day.

I NEVER miss.

And yet I still have inflammation and breakdown.

It’s very frustrating!

Last week, my son went to see a colleague, Dr. Melissa Connell, the pedodontist (Kids Dentist) at Magnolia.

My son had 8 cavities. (I think it was 8, but I lost count). When she began listing all of the cavities she found, I began to tune out.

All that was running through my head was:

“How embarrassing. I’m a dentist and my own kid has 8 cavities. What is Melissa going to think of me as a parent? I’m so ashamed.” But after I expressed my embarrassment to Dr. Connell, she talked me off the ledge, and I was okay with the disappointing findings.

Now my focus, is on how we can take care of this and how can we minimize Finn from getting anymore cavities to develop in the future.

My point is this… We all feel shame at times about how our current health is. And we think about how other people are going to view us, about how did I allow myself to get in this position?

The truth of the matter is, when I see a person with a bunch of cavities or broken down teeth, I never judge them. I’m a flawed person myself and struggle with my own dental and health issues.

We can’t change the past but we have complete control of our future.

If you feel scared of going to the dentist because you feel that you will be judged, call 773-292-1911 for a non judgmental exam and consultation. I’ve been in YOUR shoes and know how it feels.

Floss like a madman!Emilio “Totally Embarrassed” Couret

World-Class Chicago, IL, Dentist, Dr. Emilio Couret for Exceptional Dental Care
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