Sure enough, the day of reckoning arrived this month. At the dentist's office.
*Cue the horror film music*
Yes, I'm being overly dramatic. But it's confession time. My kids had their regular dental checkups at the dentist this month, and it was not a good report. Why? Because I was terribly deficient in overseeing my kids' dental hygiene. I almost always forget to remind them to brush. We never flossed. And even when I KNEW they weren't brushing or at least not brushing right, I didn't correct them. I'm not sure why this was such a chore for me, but when it came to my kids' teeth, I admit that I failed miserably!
|The dental hygenist discovers the months (years) of abuse.|
|The one positive note from our visit: Kaitlynn was finally a BIG girl and handled her cleaning like a champ.|
Well, NO MORE! After our visit this month and having to schedule additional visits to fix the problems our lack of hygiene created, I have turned over a new leaf. Now we have a new routine which requires Mom or Dad to brush and floss each kid's teeth every morning and every night after they first do it themselves. It is SUCH a chore! But at least now I can mark ONE fault off of my long list. ;-)
|After our visit, they were all smiles vowing to take better care of their teeth.|