Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Another lazy day

around the pool.





At 5:00, we headed out to Olive Garden for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal, except me. I had a shrimp and asparagus risotto that was more like oil soup...it was horrible. When the waitress asked if I wanted to take it home, I politely declined and told her it was too oily. Within moments, the manager came over, apologized and told me he had taken my meal off the bill. He asked if I would like to take a dessert home with me on the house, but I thanked him very much and declined. It was nice of him to do that.

We made smores on our second disposal BBQ of the week, which Boy Oneder loved. We watched AFV together and now, at 11:23 pm, everyone is snuggled in their beds and I am blogging...wide awake...LOL. I have something weighing on my mind...

Yesterday morning, I noticed that Threepeat had white spots all over his top two front teeth and one on the top right canine tooth. Upon closer examination, I saw that there were two holes in his top right tooth. I was mortified. Threepeat hates brushing his teeth and it has been a struggle since day one to get them cleaned. He nearly vomits when I use ANY type of toothpaste, even though it's in a miniscule amount. He also still goes to bed with a bottle of milk...until last night. I emailed Anna, a lovely girl who worked with my sister at the dental office and sent her a few photos. She was so kind and actually sent the photos to the dentist and based on what he can see, it's cavities:



I feel sick. So, he went to bed after I brushed his teeth (with toothpaste) last night with no bottle and that made him very sad. I brushed his teeth with toothpaste after breakfast, lunch and at bedtime and again he went to bed with no bottle. He was very, very sad about that and so was I. :o(

I have packed up all of his bottles and put them out of sight. If he really has major issues with missing his bottle, I will give him water in a bottle. He only has his bottle at nap and bedtime, and I know it's more of a comfort thing than needing the actual milk. Sigh...

So, my first order of business when I get home is to get him in to the dentist and have the cavities dealt with as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I will brush his teeth after every meal and reduce his sugary foods and juice.

Bad, Bad, BAD Mommy.

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3 comments:

Paula said...

Try not to feel too bad, I've had 2kids go through surgery to fix up their 'bad' teeth and there was no bottle involved, I breastfed them both until 2yrs (or just over 2).

Meanwhile my other kids didn't have these problems. Maybe my 2 that did have issues have soft teeth and enamel, I don't know.

But it can make you feel like a bad mommy.

mapsgirl said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. Some kids are just prone to cavities. But a better brushing routine will help too.

If he doesn't like toothpaste, then don't use it. I would think that the act of brushing the teeth to loosen the plaque and food would be much better than trying to worry about fluoride. Lauren still doesn't use a fluoride toothpaste cuz she hadn't gotten the spitting thing down pat yet. And swallowing fluoride is so bad for them.

Also, those are his baby teeth so eventually they'll be replaced with adult ones.

Annie said...

You are not a bad mommy. At least you know for sure what is going on now and you are dealing with it as best you can. The best possible outcome is that these are his baby teeth. By starting this now he will be more willing to take care of his adult teeth when they come in. I didn't tell you the other night but neither one of my kids like to have their teeth brushed (or brush their own). There are many nights that they don't because I just don't like to argue with them. Thankfully they have pretty strong and healthy teeth just like their mommy. ;)

I hope that you have a great rest of the week. I wish that you were staying for one more day. :)

Paul is very VERY excited about the Timmy's. He is craving it. I also told him about the candy, his eyes got real big and said that Canada has the best Chocolate candy. Silly boy you would think that he was my 5 year old.

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