Friday, March 26, 2010

We had dentist appointments yesterday

We, my son and I, both had cleanings that went fairly well.

Son wasn't as depressed afterward as usual. WOO HOO!!! He's usually dreading going because they complain about his gums. He just has gums that bleed. They always, always bleed at the dentist and sometimes at home, but are basically healthy. At least this time, she didn't make him feel so bad. She suggested that part of the problem is he's a mouth breather at night which will cause dry mouth.  He doesn't have dry mouth otherwise. He brushes 2-3 times a day, flosses at least 2x's and uses Listerine. She said she can tell he's not ignoring them. He does have 2 teeny-tiny cavities that are close together. One he knew about and the other was a surprise.

I was complimented on my teeth. She remarked how easy I make her job. Boy do I have her fooled *lol* She always remarks how well I brush and floss. Not near as well as she thinks. She is always saying how quick it is to clean my teeth. Must be all the pop I drink that removes the tartar either that or she's being extra nice :) No cavities, but I do need 2 fillings to fix voids from previous fillings they did last summer. This is the 2nd time they are fixing their work. Hopefully, this is the last. Unfortunately for me that is 2 visits since they are on opposite sides. Kiddo gets off with 1 more visit.

Oh, and kiddo has 3 wisdom teeth. The dentist says that eventually they need to come out. One he can do, but the bottom ones have to be done at the oral surgeons which isn't covered by the program we are on so it's private pay. No can do at this time so they'll wait until he's got some sort of real dental insurance.

Why doesn't health care reform include dental or vision? I may not be a fan of that bill, but it *should* include those as well, imo.

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