Monday, July 13, 2009
How Hard is it to Brush Your Teeth???
The girls went to the dentist two weeks ago, and it turned out that Jalen has three cavities. Well I took the girls in this morning to have thier molars sealed, and guess what? The hygenist had to clean Jalen's teeth again because there was so much plaque build up (I know, that's really gross). It's only been two weeks since they were last cleaned! I would think that having three cavities would be a big enough motivater to brush your teeth, but apparantly not. Sooo, I'm going to start brushing her teeth myself. It's pretty bad that a nine year old can't brush her own teeth, but I can't stand idly by while her teeth fill up with cavities. On top of that, the hygenist showed me places where her teeth are yellowing. I really don't get it. When I was a kid I brushed my teeth four or five times a day~ getting a cavity would have been devastating! We've shown her pictures of kids with 'mountain dew mouth' and we've explained to her that she could end up having to get dentures, but it is to no avail. She just doesn't care! Does anyone know what I should do?