Monday, August 8, 2011

Dad The Dentist


SweetTeen has been wearing dental braces since May last year and she was given instructions on how to clean her teeth properly as well as a list of foodstuff that she shouldn't eat in case the food damages the braces.

Being the risk-taker that she is, she still tries to eat them anyway...chocolate, hard fruit like apples, popcorn and even chewing gum!

So there were many emergency trips to the dentist whenever a piece of food that she bit into dislodged the wire that spans from left to right, held in place by the little silver brackets glued to her teeth...and the end of the wire pokes the inside of her cheek and gives her an ulcer...

Until the dentist realised that this girl would NOT stop eating all the 'forbidden' food, which were also her favourite, and decided to teach her (and me) how to slide the wire back into place to save us the hassle of travelling to his clinic every so often.

Since I am not very good with wires and pliers, I taught hubby how to do it instead...using my eyebrow tweezers...!  All he needed to do was to grip the wire with the tweezer and slide the exposed end of the wire back into the bracket on her tooth and all would be well again.

So this would be the scene at "Dr. Dad's makeshift clinic in our bedroom"...


SweetTeen shining the torch into her mouth as daddy fixes her braces
It's amazing how many extra skills we have picked up since becoming parents!



5 comments:

shi-ern said...

Hmm... my dentist never told me not to eat those stuff that you just listed. Even if he did, I doubt I would obey. I've never had such problems with the wire coming off though.

That last pic is rather comical! xD

Sunny-Cookie said...

Maybe your braces is tougher? Hers is the Damon system, the wire can slide from right to left.

I think they will be quite annoyed with me for posting this pic in my blog :P

shi-ern said...

I suppose mine is tougher since Jonan had the same ones and nothing happened when he had his done. xD I have no idea what type is it though. Didn't even know there's so many kinds! Does she have wear this elastic that runs over the whole metal arch? Pardon my terminology. :P

Sunny-Cookie said...

Nope, hers doesn't have any elastic at all.

pinkguitar said...

OH NO!! The last pic!!!