Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Importance of Teeth

Yesterday my daughter had dental surgery done. She is 5 years old and already had to have extensive dental work. We have always brushed her teeth and done what we thought we should, but do to her teeth being tight together and etc. it wasn't enough. We were told that we should have been flossing them all along. Now she had fillings and caps on some of her teeth and due to all the work they did they had to put her to sleep. She had a really hard time coming around and getting awake which was a little worrisome, and I'm really upset that they had to cap some of her teeth. I feel like it's all my fault! Plus, I'm afraid she'll get teased about the silver caps they put on her teeth. It made me really sad when I saw what they had done to her mouth. I never realized the importance of flossing on a child that young. :(

3 comments:

buhtafly said...

Its not your fault! try not to feel guilty. I have a friend of mine who just had to take her 3 year old daughter in for the same thing and she brushed all the time too- it was rare she ever had juice! Her two older children are 10 and 8 and they have never had a cavity! I think sometimes its just hereditary. You can do all the right things and still get cavities etc just because thats how your teeth are made ya know? I am sorry she has had to have so much done and I hope she isnt in too much pain from it. hugs!

Amanda said...

Oh My Goodness! I didn't know little kids had to floss. I'm glad you posted this and that I came across it. My son only has 4 teeth and so far I haven't really cleaned them yet.....

Lawrence said...

I say, I also didn't know that flossing is already encouraged to little kids! My daughter is already 7 years old, and my Collierville dentist asked me if I've already brought her to a pediatric dentist. Apparently, it's quite important to bring our kids to the dentist as early as possible.

I hope you're daughter is all well now. Try not to worry too much. Good thing that it was fixed by the dentist. Collierville kids should get their teeth flossed, then.