Saturday, August 05, 2006

Andi's Not Fun Friday

Yesterday we took Andi to the dentist to get her teeth taken care of. She had soem cavities on her top front teeth from baby bottle tooth decay. It's from kids having bottles or juice when they go to bed. The liquid stays on their teeth and eats away at the enamel. If we had known this beforehand, we wouldn't have given her a juice cup every night. Oops.

We had to go to the hospital in Reno to have the work done. The dentist office couldn't put her to sleep because she weighs under 35 pounds. So we get there and get the work done and everything. When she came out her lips were really swollen from them being pulled back and all that. She's also been throwing up since she had it done.

Don't call my baby girls Jaws
or you may get a beating.

Another bad thing about it was she needed caps on her front teeth. The white caps are more expensive and are very fragile, so the dentist put silver caps on her four top front teeth. I feel really bad for her because I know how mean kids can be. They do look a bit strange because, well, they're silver teeth. But I'm sure we'll get used to them. However, the first kid that calls her Jaws or metal mouth or something like that is going to get a beat down, if their dad isn't tougher than me.

Considering all that, she doesn't look too bad. When the swelling goes down on her lips we'll take a picture. I just hope the tooth fairy reimburses you for dental work on teeth that fall out.