Monday, March 25, 2013
A Trip to the Dentist
The hygienist said to go ahead and use the Sonicare on her (with a little kid's toothbrush head), saying that should really help. Bitty is to start using it as well.
Our dentist has two little girls at home, one of whom just turned three, so he was excellent with Miss Bean. :o)
I'm to call the orthodontist again (I've been needing to since one of her back molars has come out...:sigh:) and see what's to happen with regards to possible extractions and spacers. Poor Bitty. :o(
Her hygienist and I were chatting as we waited for the dentist to come in, and she said, "She seems so much older than she is. She's really mature." And, the truth of it is, she is. I think that's why I have so much trouble with her sometimes. Because of her maturity, I forget she's only just seven and expect her to act like one of my fifth graders. That's really not fair of me.
As for B and me, well, guess who gets to go back to have tooth filled in a couple of weeks...:sigh: I floss pretty much nightly, brush nightly, and use ACT with fluoride to repair my enamel. He brushes. Sometimes he flosses. Sometimes... ARGH! *insert whiny tone here* IT'S NOT FAIR!!!
They had been watching a spot between my two bottom right back molars, and it's fine. It's a huge stain I have on my upper right back tooth that he wants to take care of. I've had it for years. It's a stain. They can't make the pick stick in it or anything. But, if the dentist says it needs to be repaired, so be it. :sigh: I've come to realized I go to the dentist in the spring and a week later have a tooth filled, go in the fall and have a watch put on a tooth, and in the spring go, and a week later have the tooth filled. Spring and fillings. Wheeeeeeeeee.
I was praised for wearing my night guard, though. :oP I mentioned no matter what I do, I can't seem to shake all the build-up on my bottom teeth and that my night guard has a lovely bunch of plaque build-up and she looked in my mouth and said, "Holy smokes! It's a good thing you're wearing it! If ever somebody needed a night guard, it's you!" Lovely.
I came home and ordered the kids' toothbrush heads for the Sonicare and now we'll see what we can do to help Bitty and Bean's teeth to be even better. :o) I don't think there's any help for mine at this point...
It's not from today. In fact, it's from that lone day last week that was so gorgeous. I was trying to snap a photo of the nose prints across the bottom of the door--can't keep it clean with the two yappers around--and captured a (fleeting) moment of beauty.
The snow was mostly slush and messy by this morning so school was on time. It's snowed on and off throughout the day, but with no accumulation, with rain in between. It's been wet, cold, grey and gross out there. Ugh.
I have this fear we're going to jump right from cold to summer with no beautiful lead-up in the meantime... :o(
1. No cavities for 3/4 of us. Not bad!
2. I finished a book today. Yay!
3. Cuddle time with the dogs this morning. I was snuggled on the couch with a blanket and they curled up with me.
4. A trip to the 'jay to look for ideas for Beanie's birthday--and to pick up dinner fixin's. We'll hit TJ's tomorrow. It was just too late to go grocery shopping by the time we had finished and gotten Bit dropped off at school.
5. The mole repellers arrived today. I can't wait to put them out!