A couple of days ago my daughter broke my heart. Actually she broke her front tooth, which almost broke my heart.
I might be prone to exaggeration… What do you think?
Seriously, I vomited for hours during labor and REFUSED all pain meds because I didn’t want her exposed to anything that might harm her, but the moment she chips a tooth I’m all for knocking her out and performing an unnecessary cosmetic procedure.
Fortunately, a good friend of mine is a dentist. After examining her he talked me out of doing anything drastic, so for now the only cosmetic to-do on Katie’s schedule is getting into my makeup.
Here’s the thing: The dentist told me that her enamel seemed weak. How did that happen?
Let me take you back a little. When I was pregnant with Katie I ate SO WELL. Seriously, I craved Skittles for an entire month but I refused to give in because I didn’t want to eat nasty food dye. And not only did I keep (most) of the unhealthy junk out of my body, I put a lot of great (and expensive!!!) stuff into it.
All that to say, I am a little compulsive about nutrition. I like answers, too. Answers to questions like, why are my little girl’s teeth weak? And what can I do about it? I ordered a book today for the new dental health section of my library. If I learn anything helpful I’ll be sure to post it here. For now, I’m curious: Has anyone else had this kind of experience? Any words of wisdom for me? I feel sooooo guilty and I don’t even know what I did . . . yet.