By chance I spotted a grey dot on her left-lower teeth the other day; I thought it was leftover food after dinner. And I was so naive by using a toothpick to try to dig it out, but failed.
We then brought her to see dentist with the thought that it might be some stubborn dirt, and the dentist may just need to use their tools to get rid of it.
It only dawn on us then when being told it was actually a decaying teeth and not one, but four all together - with the filling has to be done on the spot! We agreed as we do not wish the problem gets worsen.
For children, dentist advised that we do only one at a time. Sarah was extremely anxious and worried when she saw the dentist busy preparing the tools and etc…we did mentally prepare her to “see” dentist, but not “do something” on the spot.
There was a moment she almost burst into tears but luckily she did hold it back. For a first timer we really have to give her credit for the braveness.
Bit by bit she was getting more relaxed on the subsequent weeks visiting for the rest of the dental filling. It all went well and she was even able to come down from the chair with a smile.
Since then, I was paying extra attention towards the correct way she brush her teeth and of course, the frequency of eating sweet stuffs.
P/S: those greyspot was her decaying tooth, for self-record.
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