Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lessons learned




I have always has issues with my 8 year old son Bradley brushing his teeth. I have told him over and over again that some things in life you just need to do, even if they are not fun. This boy even tries to tell me that he has in fact brushed them, when all he has really done is wet his tooth brush. 

My family does not have dental insurance so taking him to the dentist to have work done is very pricey. My children are on Medicaid and that will pay for dentist visits but up till a few weeks ago the dentists that we could go to have always been regular adult dentists that do not have "The Gas" to ease their patients. 

I have taken him to at least 8 different offices, only for them to bring him out crying and them telling me "We can't work on him because he is to scared". I ended up needing to pay 450.00$ out of pocket to have a molar fixed a while back and about 200.00$ to have his two front teeth pulled out.  Finally, a new dental office opened in town that will take our Medicaid and is for children aaaaaand has the gas to knock him out!

 So he went today and had two of his his teeth pulled, also had a bunch of silver fillings put in, not to mention he will be back Monday because they only took care of the left side today.

He came out with a look on his face that looked so sad and miserable and all I could say was
 "I told ya so"

Tough love 


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7 comments:

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

boo for the dental work! I have horrible teeth and get filings regularly, lol... thank goodness I have good dental benefits through work or I wouldn't have any teeth at all!! ;)
and...
I'm Lena B! yay me! going to email you now!

Mary said...

AWWW. Poor Brad!!! hope hes feeling alright!!lots of love from Aunt Mary and the family!!

Mary said...

BETTER!!!

Amy Boatright said...

:( Is he going to brush his teeth now ? Poor Brad. Xoxo

Amy Boatright said...

:( Is he going to brush his teeth now ? Poor Brad. Xoxo

Amy Boatright said...

:( Is he going to brush his teeth now ? Poor Brad. Xoxo

Amy Boatright said...

:( Is he going to brush his teeth now ? Poor Brad. Xoxo

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