Today is everyone's bi-annual appointment. Andy and I have these days down to a science. We have a really great hygienist who sees all of us on the same day. I go in as the first appointment, and Andy brings Michael with him. When I leave with Michael in tow, Andy has his appointment. After school, I bring in all the boys for their cleanings and check ups. We do this every 6 months and it works well. Today is Michael's first appointment, so this afternoon should prove to be interesting.
When I go in, I can expect a few things. I have a tartar problem (don't mean to be gross, but it is genetic), so I know I am leaving with a sore mouth. I also said we have a great hygienist. We are both Italian, and have kids the same age, so a lot of times we feel like we are leading parallel lives. Imagine seeing someone you really click with only once every six months-you'd have a lot to catch up on, right? Every once in a while, Andy complains that we talk too much...sorry, can't help it!
Today, I had a surprise in store for me. I have a cracked tooth! Didn't know because it doesn't hurt! As my hygienist was cleaning my teeth, she didn't say anything about it. She asked if my teeth felt OK, and I said yes all the while thinking to myself, but Andy has a filling that is bothering him. Then the dentist comes in and tells me about this cracked tooth thing. Andy and I both have appointments to address these issues.
Now, I have a bit of a vent. You see, I was one of the first children in my area who had sealants put on. I NEVER had a cavity. Then, boom, when I was pregnant with Peter I had my first (I actually think it was 2 or 3). I looked at the dentist, and said that it wasn't possible because I had sealants. He informed me that sealants don't last forever! So, now, I have had a few cavities in the past few years and now this cracked tooth...what I want to know is if sealants don't last, why not re-apply them on adults? I would think it would save a lot of hassle...instead it is filling city for me...and I am NOT happy about it!