Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Cleaning tip & Rylie's first dentist visit


A cleaning tip, or two, that you may find useful.  As I say on my Web page, these are tips that have been emailed to me, or that I have found on the Internet.  I have not tried all of them and do NOT guarantee their effectiveness.  If you do try one and it works, or if you have another one that works for you, please let me know.

Spaghetti Stains: Wet the fabric and then sprinkle with powdered dish detergent. Scrub gently with a toothbrush. Rinse the item and launder normally.


So yesterday Rylie had her first dental appointment.  I must admit, I had prepared myself for much more of a fuss.  That's not to say that she just hopped up in the chair and opened her mouth, lol.  She climbed up into the chair with some trepidation, but she did get up there.  However, when the assistant started to make the chair lean back...WHOA NELLY!  You would have thought that an electric shock had gone through Ry, she was ready to get the heck outta Dodge right then. 

I let her know that I was right there by her head and that everything was okay, or as Rylie would say "tay".  Now this was just an "evaluation", where the Doc looks in and kind of gets Rylie used to someone poking around in her mouth.  The doctor said it all looked good that the teeth that were supposed to be in by now, are in.  And sometime in the next 6 months she will start getting...aww, heck what was it?  Her molars maybe?

Anyway, so that went fine.  But then I asked her to take another look at two of the teeth in the front (on either side of the front 2) on the bottom.  To me it appeared as though two of the teeth had a perfect split down the center.  The doctor looked at me and said that this was kind of a rare anomaly.  "Oh yippee", I was thinking.  She said that Rylie has 2 geminated (or twin teeth). 

Even the assistant had never heard of it and wanted to peek in and see what they looked like.  It is when one tooth has another one fused to it.  They may share the same root, or they may each have their own.  I looked it up online and some of the pictures I've seen are pretty weird.  However, Rylie's are like perfect little replica's of each other.  Just like identical twins fused side by side.

I asked what would happen when the permanent teeth started coming in and the doctor said they should be normal.  However, some of the reading I've done online doesn't say the same thing.  Some people report that they had geminated teeth and a permanent tooth never came in to replace it and they were left with a gap.  I hope that doesn't happen.

Oh the articles also said that this seemed to be a genetic thing.  Ray's mom reports no problems with any of the boys teeth.  So that leaves my side, lol.  Mom said that my older brother had 3 sets of teeth.  I think, if I remember this correctly, 2 sets of baby teeth that came in right next to the original.  And then they had to wire the permanent teeth to try to pull them down.  It took a year for those teeth to come in once they had finally erupted.

In the end, we won't know what will happen to Rylie's teeth until they start coming in.  So we'll just wait and see.  In the meantime, she just looks like she has lot's of teeth in that bottom row.  Something that I think she will need to be extra careful about cleaning and making sure that she doesn't get any cavities.

Have a great Tuesday!


pippa1116 said...

McKenna has a tooth like that!  it came in after the first one was pulled.  and it looked awful!  it was also sideways.  She went to the dentist and he was just amazed by it.  Said the same thing that yours did and had everyone in the office come in and look at it.  Then after an xray confirmed there was a permanent tooth to replace it, he pulled it!  I was so happy to see that one gone.  So far, that has been the only one.  And it seems it is my side of the family this came from.  

memes121 said...

Hello friend!

amyrangei said...

That reminds me, I need to take my youngest daughter to get her teeth cleaned, boy will she love me then!!!  


jillyjae said...

I have used powerdered dishwasher detergent on all kinds of spots and it works pretty good.  I also use it on burned food on my pans in it helps clean them too.

Taking children to the dentist can be pretty challenging, but if you have a good dentist and crew then it will be an easier transition. My dentist always played with my daughter, and gave her rides in his chair and let her squirt the water, so she loved to go, and fortunately she never had any majors problems when she was small.  I have never heard of twin teeth like Rylie has, but hopefully the permanent ones will come in with no problem.   Jill