Argh noooo

Apr. 14th, 2013 09:33 pm
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I was flossing Sophie's teeth tonight and I think I found another cavity in one of her back molars. I feel like the worst ever. :( OK, that's hyperbolic, but I do feel really bad about it. The dentist told me this might happen - we haven't done X-rays yet but he said there might be more hiding, that a bunch more might have formed at the same time, pre-flossing and flouride. But I still feel bad.

They're supposed to do X-rays at her cleaning appointment in June. I shudder to think of how many are in there. :( In the meantime, I am sad to have to break it to Sophie that I'm pretty sure there's another one already.

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Date: 2013-04-15 05:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-04-15 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockstarbob.livejournal.com
Man. Ianto has a cavity between his two front teeth! It's a drag.

Are they doing anything to mitigate S's cavity situation? We were told to do an occasional fluoride rinse and to be more diligent about flossing. Not much you can do about a cavity between the two front teeth, it turns out. I admit I am tired of the constant check-ups at the dentist, and I live in fear of the next cavity.

Also, it reminds me that I haven't been to the dentist in probably 20 years, no joke. Terror!

Hang in there, buddy.

Date: 2013-04-15 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mangofandango.livejournal.com
We started using flouride toothpaste and flossing religiously every night. I think I should get her a flouride rinse, too, because she rinses with water after the flouride toothpaste which I think might lower its usefulness quite a bit? I don't know. I too am tired of being at the dentist, and it's pretty hard on her to have Procedures. Also fixing cavities is Super Expensive. :(

I just don't really get it. We're pretty careful about the teeth cleaning, and she doesn't usually like, bathe in sugar. I guess we were pretty relaxed about her dental health before, though, and maybe that's the issue. Weak spots formed. Now I am wearing the hair shirt.

20 years?! Whoa. You'd never know it - at the risk of sounding like your mother, you have a beautiful smile. :)

Thanks, pal.

Date: 2013-04-15 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennifer0246.livejournal.com
i think some people just are prone to dental issues, like some people have bad eyesight and stuff. i mean, i could've done any number of things better i'm sure, but i'd still need super strong glasses (er, contacts) to see my computer screen, you know? try not to sweat it, you are an awesome mom and you are working really hard to help prepare sophie for routine (and responsive) dental care in the future, which will be important if she is someone who is prone to needing intervention and close supervision of her chompers.

Date: 2013-04-15 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mangofandango.livejournal.com
You're right - I think some people are just prone to dental issues, and I seem to be one of them! I've had a lot of cavities for my whole adult life and I take pretty good care of my teeth, in general. So has Ryan, actually. It makes sense. It's hard not to dissect it and worry about what I could be doing differently, but in the end...this is what it is, and I'm doing what I can do. I'll try not to feel too badly about it (or take on the vague sense of judgment her dentist sends my way. :P)

Thanks! <3

Date: 2013-04-16 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3-black-cats.livejournal.com
I remember my first cavity. I was maybe 4 or 5, and so anxious about having it fixed that my Mom put it off and when I went back to the dentist, it turned out that it had re-calcified... or something. I guess I got lucky. And yeah, it has been quite a while since I've been to the dentist or gone for a cleaning. Sophie, be brave, and don't be like me and go 6-8 years or so without seeing the dentist!

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