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Remember when I wrote about Grace’s resistance to tooth brushing?
An unfortunate result of her refusing to brush her teeth (and bad genetics and a plethora of other factors), Grace had to have 10 teeth fixed last week. In those 10 teeth, she had 6 “mini root canals” that had to get crowns and 4 fillings.
To get the dental work done, she underwent general anesthesia in a children’s surgical center.
I’m hoping this will be my biggest parenting failure. It certainly feels like a big one, and my husband and I have no one to blame but ourselves. We should have forced the tooth brushing. We didn’t.
In the wake of the dental work, Grace again refused to brush her teeth. She refused to allow her teeth to be brushed.
I won’t make the same mistake twice. Her teeth will be brushed twice a day, every day.
Twice a day for the last seven days, either Joe or myself has had to pry her jaws open (much like we would to brush the cats’ teeth) and brush her teeth.
Her gums are still tender from all of the work, but the brushing has to be done.
Once, she let me brush her teeth without argument. Once, Joe had to hold her down while I brushed her teeth.
I thought this would get easier after a few days, but it hasn’t.
One of us has to give in at some point.
It’s not going to be me.
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