Hey, we're having a rough week and thought maybe there's some support on here. We were dining out on monday and my son was in a high chair. Out of nowhere, my son bangs his head forward on the restaurant table really hard. On purpose. I couldn't respond fast enough because it's frankly not expected behavior from a toddler. It was crazy. He cried and we consoled him. I checked his mouth for any bleeding or bruising but nothing was there. He did have a subtle chip on his top front tooth. I felt horrible horrible horrible but it was superficial enough. I might not have noticed it if I wasn't looking. I was a little emotional but got over it quickly. Thursday night, he was helping my husband unload the dishwasher and lost his footing when my husband was closing the dishwasher door. He slipped and landed literally "teeth first" onto the plastic top of the dishwasher door. Biting edge of his teeth made contact with the dishwasher door. It was very direct but not comparable to a major fall. He cried a little bit. His teeth didn't appear damaged by it. Everything i've been reading sounds like I *must* take him to the dentist only for them to likely do nothing. For personal reasons, I won't do x-rays on him without a dang good reason. We've had a lot of medical bills lately and we can't afford a pointless dentist visit. We opted out of dental insurance for our son until he's 2. I'm feeling like a bad mother even though both incidents were not preventable. I'm also feeling bad because it sounds like most teeth injuries result in nerve damage and tooth discoloration. It's impossible for me to know if that will happen but my luck has been scary bad lately. I know it could be much much worse and this is a very small issue overall. I'm starting to get overwhelmed with fear about the future. He hasn't even had a major fall on our tile floors or driveway yet. He hasn't gotten to be very adventurous yet and he's already getting pretty hurt. I'm scared to trust him as much when we play now. Ay me.