So many things toothy matters have cropped up recently:
First: During the recent chess tournament, my son, during a lunch break, whilst eating his garlic bread suddenly started "reacting": "my tooth has dropped!" But no, his tooth didnt drop out, but he had blood oozing out of his mouth. It was quite a sight. As a result he couldnt eat his lunch. I told him to go rinse his mouth and then to pull his tooth out himself. But he just couldnt pull it out! So no choice, I had to do it for him, or it would have affected his game in the afternoon. Well, that's the first tooth I have pulled out for ANY of my kids.
Second: My oldest had braces put in this past week.
Cost: An arm and a leg to me. To her: lots of pain and an inability to eat due to the pain involved. But, it's getting better :)
Result: I have gone back to carrying a small pair of scissors with me when we go out, and I have to cut her food really small - ala baby food.
Final Result: A beautiful smile from her in the future (and not the scowls I have been getting recently).
Third: Lil D has a shaky tooth!
And that's too early for me. Actually when I looked at it, it looks ready to be pulled out. But I think 5 is way too early for her tooth to drop, so I have left it in there. The older 2 only lost their 1st tooth in P1, which mean they were almost 7. Could this shaky tooth be the result of all those fish soup she's been drinking all these years ... in an effort to give her more calcium to strengthen her bones? And for someone with her medical condition, it is no good to change teeth so early, coz they are very prone to cavities. But there is nothing I can do about it. AND she is so excited, coz she cant wait for the tooth fairy to visit!
Fourth: I need to schedule a visit to the dentist. Have not been for a while. Must make the time COZ I want to have a smile as beautiful as my children's!!