I’ve been cutting the boys’ hair myself. K had a haircut last month and T had a haircut today. They get a very straight fringe because that’s the ONLY style I know how to cut! I zoomed in on K in the last pic because he dropped a front tooth today. This is the fourth baby […]
I Skype a few times a week with Mr K and I receive regular pictures of him from WhatsApp. He has a shaky tooth now but nothing has fallen off yet. 23 more days before he leaves Singapore for London!
Third visit to the dentist for this little boy (you can read about the earlier visit here). He was much less squirmy than before because we’ve been talking about it a lot at home. But still, his attention span was short and he lasted only 10 minutes on the dentist’s chair for a high flouride content […]
15 Jan 14 — No screaming/crying pics of him at the dentist cos I was too busy holding him down. Instead, we have lots of smiley faces to remember that traumatic day. Smiley at 8am+ cos he’s happy to wear his gor gor’s green sweater. Smiley at 10am+ cos he’s happy to be hitting the […]
What’s with us and dentists? I can’t recall any bad experiences with doctors (cos we hardly visit them?). But T just had another traumatic trip to the dentist this morning. It’s T’s second trip to the dentist. He has two small cavities at the back molars to fill. First visit was a month ago and he was […]
It’s been more than a year since both boys visited the dentist. Sighz, they have three cavities between the two of them. K –> Because of his extremely small jaw, he’s considered high risk for cavities so the dentist advised us to time his visits to his primary school’s dentist once every four months. K […]
T is currently allergic to the words “brush teeth”, “bathe” and “sleep”. Instead of telling him it’s time to brush teeth, we have to tell him no he’s not brushing his teeth, he’s just going to play with the toothbrush. Instead of telling him it’s time to bathe, we have to tell him no he […]
We went for a day surgery today to fix his teeth. Arrived at the hospital at 7am. He went on GA at 8.30am shortly after this picture was taken. Surgery lasted till 10.15am, and he received: 5 crowns/nerve treatments (molars) 4 fillings 2 sealants Flouride (yellow, all around) Enamel stripping (bottom incisors) He was […]
Yes, it did. T had a nosebleed that lasted more than 10 minutes just after he woke up from his afternoon nap. The first 2 minutes or so, he was hysterically going about the house and dripping blood all over. Refused to let me carry him or calm him down. Only when I […]
K started complaining about toothaches already. Since last week? He complains about the pain when his affected teeth undergoes brushing and flossing. He also occasionally complains about the pain at random times in the day. Sometimes he says that his cheeks hurt rather than the teeth/gum hurts. I’ve made up my mind to let him undergo […]
We sought a second opinion from the dental clinic at NUH. The NUH dentist was more amenable to discussing various treatment options and she was also slightly more optimistic than our previous dentist from NDC. But the recommendations aren’t too far off – day surgery with general anesthesia, up to five nerve treatments and crowns, five fillings, three […]
K practiced how to brush a giant set of teeth in school yesterday.
K wrote about the “magic tooth brush” in class this afternoon. This term was coined by the NDC dentist whom we saw two weeks ago, to describe her equipment for polishing teeth.
There’s so many posts about dental care nowadays that I’ve added a new “Dental” category to my blog. Here are some quickie shots that I took with my camera phone (which I need to change soon, but haven’t got the time to go down to M1) when I picked K up from school yesterday …
K is learning about dental hygiene in school this week. Two days ago, he asked me how many happy teeth and how many sad teeth he had. I felt sad when I told him that he had only seven teeth, especially since now I think on hindsight that the fruit juices he’s been consuming regularly […]
I consider it a successful visit because K allowed his dentist at the National Dental Centre (NDC) to polish all twenty of his baby teeth. She shared very dismal news with me though. I can see five cavities with my naked eye, but the dentist’s professional opinion is that only seven of his teeth are […]
After the dental visit, KL met three friends from his old lab for lunch so K tagged along too. Today’s lunch was to celebrate these these two pretty ladies and the photographer finally submitting their PhD theses! Congrats!
I managed to bring forward the National Dental Centre (NDC) appointment so KL took the day off to bring K to visit the centre today. It was another failed visit again. Dentist managed to spot at least 4 – 5 cavities but the moment he stuck a mirror in, K started crying. Today’s visit cost […]
The polyclinics in Singapore offer a vision test for 4 – 6 year old children. So I made an appointment for K to visit the one at Clementi this morning to test his eyes because he’s was blinking very frequently 2 -3 weeks back. It was the father who bought him to the clinic and […]
Big brother came home with a pack of colour gem biscuits from the grandparents’ house over the weekend. These actually contain milk powder and egg whites, but he wolfed down more than five down yesterday and didn’t puke. He asked for a handful to be packed in his school snack container because he said it […]
According to KL, the dentist used a mirror to look at the molars, sprayed water into the mouth, K went into panic mode, dentist chided KL for not calming the child down, dentist declared that she can’t carry out any procedure because the child is jittery, prescribed the medicine in the picture, and that’s it […]
I try to floss K’s teeth at least once a week (with a floss pick) and I usually only do the teeth that I can see in plain sight. So I was shocked during yesterday’s flossing session when I spotted something black on the top row right at the back of his mouth. My flossing […]
I had a decadent weekend. Decadent because I went off to Bangkok to eat and shop! That’s like barely a week since I’m back from my Phuket trip. Decadent also because I left Kok Loon and the boys behind, and I wasn’t guilty at all about taking the trip. I think I gained about 2kg […]
Kaizer was generally cooperative at the dental appointment. He sat on me as the dentist examined his teeth, and didn’t fidget at all during the general examination. He didn’t want to get his teeth polished though, so I let him be as it was important that he brings home a positive vibe about his first […]
Some time ago I did mull over whether or not I should make a dental appointment for Kaizer. But this was something I never got around to doing. On Friday I visited the dentist at the clinic downstairs for a half-yearly checkup and she convinced me to make a dental appointment for both boys at […]
Everyone’s scrambling to make their artwork as ugly as possible … … cos we’re supposed to put together a mouth full of decayed teeth. Yikes! Mixing bicarbonate of soda, salt and food flavoring together to make … … homemade toothpaste! Passing a toothbrush around while listening to a story on the importance of brushing teeth. […]