Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Tooth Is Broken!

So John came to me yelling that his tooth was broken. In fact, it was hanging on by a thread, having been given a nice shove by all the surrounding teeth that are smushed and crooked and an orthodontist's dream come true.

After some wiggling and wobbling, out it came:




7 comments:

Savannah Moses said...

For a wiggling tooth at a young age, it's advisable to let it come out naturally, Kelly. Wiggling it intentionally may cause both sides of the wiggling tooth to loosen, which can be quite dangerous. By the way, how old is John now? His shirt rocks!

Marlena Tillens said...

John looks adorable smiling like that. Good thing that his wiggling tooth did not cause him pain. Otherwise, he would be in a lot of trouble because it can be a sign that he might have unhealthy teeth. Anyway, hope you’ve gone to the dentist to let them be inspected. Kids’ teeth do encounter many problems since they love to eat sweets.

Nannie Livingstone said...

I strongly agree with Savannah, Kelly. Let the wiggling tooth come out naturally. It would be much better if you inform your child about the difference between brushing teeth regularly, and not brushing teeth as early as now. Valuing teeth at a young age is a good start to healthy teeth.

Kaley Baum said...

A wiggling tooth will eventually fall. Just let it happen naturally. Was he scared to lose a tooth? By the way, have you introduced the tooth fairy to him?

-Kaley Baum

Kelly said...

Thanks for the tidbits!

Teeth, honestly, gross me out. I once told the kids that a tooth was holding on by a strand and that the word "strand" made me squeamish. They, of course, love to come up to me wiggling a tooth and yelling "strands, strands, strands!"

Urchins!

Benita Abril said...

Same here Kelly! I’m also uncomfortable with the sight of a wiggling tooth, but at least, your kid is not afraid of the thought of losing his tooth. Be sure to teach him proper oral hygiene. Okay?

-Benita Abril

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