Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bennett and Her Baby Teeth

For years Bennett was envious that her friends were all losing her baby teeth, and she wasn't.  It wasn't until the second grade that her teeth finally started getting loose.  Unfortunately, she couldn't go about it like a typical child.  She required her Daddy's or her dentist's help in yanking them out.  Here we are a year later, and not much has changed.  So far she has lost 6 teeth....3 of which were pulled out by Steve, the other half by her dentist. 

inside view of her permanent teeth growing in
Her most recent visit was initiated by us because she began complaining of pain.  As you can see in the first picture, two of her permanent teeth began growing in behind two of her baby teeth.  Usually the permanent teeth eat away at the baby teeth roots, making them loose and eventually falling out.  However these two teeth were growing in behind them, so her dentist was worried that it may take too long and mess up her smile more in the process.  Therefore, he recommended that they come out (Bennett was thrilled).

frontal view of her baby teeth
Big smile from my girl with 2 less teeth!

Of course she was over the moon, and couldn't wait to leave her baby teeth out for the tooth fairy.  Thank goodness for her the extra nice tooth fairy who left her a $5 for the two teeth.

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