Monday, February 2, 2009

The Dentist...

Last Thursday Madeleine visited the dentist for her first official cleaning. I was amazed at how at ease she was, she did whatever the dental hygienist told her to do! And the pediatric dentists were great because they used age appropriate language for everything. They did find a cavity on her upper molar and they told Madeleine that she would need to come back to have it brushed and painted. According to the dentist the cavity was caused by malformed enamel on the tooth! And the only reason that they want to fix the cavity is because the tooth will be in her mouth until she is possibly 11.

The dentist did ask about Madeleine's fruit snack and fruit roll-up diet. Madeleine loves fruit snacks and eats them everyday on the way home from school. Apparently, this is a no no because they are sticky and hard to get out after a brushing. Also, no straight juice (50/50 with water), and no juice boxes. The dentist also told Madeleine to brush daily and to have mommy or daddy floss each night while she is laying down in her bed. So far, she has followed the dentist's instructions to the letter, though she is slowly weaning off the fruit snacks...

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