So as I was drying Bean off after her bath tonight, I happened to peek into her mouth and saw what I think are the points of a first tooth just barely skimming the surface of her lower gum. No wonder she's been such a twit lately. The thing about teething is, it doesn't really sound so bad when you just toss it off, like "oh, he's just teething". I mean, we all went through it, right? But then take a look at a tooth that is just trying to come through for the first time, and believe you me, it's kind of a disgusting and painful looking thing. Even the barest beginnings.
And the poor kid has what, 31 more of these to deal with over time?
by at September 17, 2002 7:25 PM
Yes, thirty-one more teeth to come in, fall out, come in again, get brushed,
Posted by: Mary on September 19, 2002 5:55 AM
get flossed, get cleaned, get fluorided, get drilled, get filled, get straightened,
get whitened, and, if she's particularly unlucky, get periodontal gum-grafting.
I truly think there is a flaw in our physical make-up when it comes to our oral cavity.
No other single piece of human equipment is so singularly high-maintenance as our dental structure.
Good luck, Little Ella. You have started the long winding road to oral health...