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October 18, 2012

on October 18, 2012

Can I lick it?

Look at her!  She’s so big, yet look so small in the dentist chair.  Both girls had a trip to the dentist yesterday.  Teagan did great!  She didn’t understand at first why she couldn’t play with the drills and tools and and spit sink.  For days, maybe a week, she’d been telling her friends at day care that she was going to the dentist.  I wish I had that type of enthusiasm and joy about a dental visit!  LOL!


18 – 19 – 20! 20 teeth! Muahahahahaha

Teagan let the dentist count her teeth, look around, clean a few spots off.  The coating flavor Teagan picked was raspberry, and she sat still while the dentist applied the goo.  I’m not sure if her favorite part was the chair reclining all the way down, the fish tank, or her treat from the treasure box for being a good girl – Teagan picked one of those magic writer toys where you draw on the board and then pull up the clear plastic sheet to erase the drawing.  Magic!

Ashlin, on the other hand, didn’t do quite as well as her sister.  She was grumpy!  She sat on my lap while crying.  The dentist was still able to get a peek at her teeth.  Confirmed what the doctor said the day before, that all four eye teeth are coming in.  Seems that Ashlin can’t do anything half way, but overachieves.  Four eye teeth are a very good reason she’s still not sleeping well.

Anyway, no cavities for either girl, though Ashlin has a bit of build up on her lower teeth, but nothing to be concerned about.  She didn’t like her sealant treatment, and also didn’t get a lollipop to finish the treatment.  We left with two challenges.  The first being that we need to brush Ashlin’s teeth a bit better, a bit more often.  Yes, we (I) slack sometimes, she fights it so much, some nights it’s nice to have a bedtime routine that doesn’t involve crying.  Secondly, Teagan needs to learn how to spit, something we’ve been trying to make her stop doing (!), so she can move up to fluoride toothpaste.  How do you explain that something is ok sometimes but not ok at others?



Does she look concerned?

5 responses to “October 18, 2012

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  2. Kat says:

    Great that you are getting them to the dentist at young age. I don’t think parents feel it’s necessary when the ‘baby teeth’ fall out anyway, but it DOES. The spitting challenge: hard one to explain when to do it…unless you just say ONLY when brushing, flossing, etc teeth??? Never at or on anyone or in public? Just thoughts.

    • lisasff says:

      Yeah. You hear a lot of stories about babies with rotting teeth because their parents don’t take care of them. We’re not as good as we should be, and it’s not easy with Ashlin’s temperament right now, but we try.

      Stu’s been working with Teagan about the not swallowing the toothpaste, and spitting. She’s mostly just letting it dribble out down her chin. It’s kinda funny.

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