Teeth, Take Two

Apr 17, 2012 by

Thank you all for your kind thoughts, prayers and well wishes regarding G$’s baby teeth (and my mental health)!

 

My mom went ahead and called the periodontist who did her caps, both times, and he said we need to get G$ to a pediatric dentist, keep him away from fruit snacks, fruit roll ups, basically any sticky stuff, and keep taking him at least once a year (even though most kids don’t go til around 3-4 years old).

 

Today we visited our regular dentist, and he confirmed (as much as he could) my fears: it’s most likely hereditary.  I suppose I should be thankful that none of the kids in my generation have it, but I still feel sad for G$.  This dentist also said he needs to be kept off acidic foods like oranges, apple juice, salsa, etc.  as much as possible, and to make sure we brush his teeth right afterwards.

 

The annoying part is that since only two of his teeth are through, and not even all the way, there’s not much they can tell other than:

A) the teeth are definitely yellow

and

B) they are the right size and shape (good news!)

 

He said he’s definitely seen many cases where it only affects a few teeth, or only baby teeth, so that’s something to hope for, I guess.  For now, all we can do is wait until the main 8 teeth come in (the front 4 and the 4 surrounding them), and they’ll be able to tell more at that point.

 

Soooooooo we wait.  I’m not very good at waiting.  In fact, as a kid my favorite word to describe myself was “impatientable.”  I guess there’s no point in rushing what is sure to be a long road ahead.

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