My name is Allie and I have #DentalDread. I hate feeling frozen, I always have and for some reason I just can’t let it go. Let it go, let it go… All kidding aside, it’s unpleasant. My kid is braver than I am. I am a total chicken.When I think about booking a dental appointment, I remember just … [Read more...]
It Gets Better
We're in a very good space with Cuyler right now. Which is kind of remarkable considering we are in week 7 of summer break with 2 more to go. I usually get through these last two weeks of summer break by the skin of my teeth. Counting down the days. Not knowing how I made it through each day … [Read more...]
Take All of My Money, Dentist. No, Really. ALL OF IT.
My eldest daughter just got back from an $800 dental appointment. She had four (!) cavities to be filled and ended up needing two stainless steel caps as well as a generous dose of nitrous oxide to keep her from wigging out like she did on the dentist's first attempt at fixing the teeth.We brush her … [Read more...]
I took my kid to the dentist and she had a cavity. (Not my child's mouth, but wow, hey?)I felt like such a bad parent, like the dentist and hygienist mentally tossed me into the Slacker Mom category and there was no escape.Thankfully the cavity was small and caught early so they were able to … [Read more...]
I attend a support group meeting once a month for parents of children on the autism spectrum. We are a varied group with sons and daughters. Younger children and adult children. There are single parents, married parents, grandparents. Such a varied group, yet we are all bound together by … [Read more...]
Switch Your Toothbrush and WIN Again!
Remember a few months ago when I told you that I was going to switch to the Philip's Sonicare electric toothbrush and see whether it made any difference on my teeth? Well, after a few months of brushing with it the results are in!Last week I had my regular dental check up. Now, this is not something … [Read more...]
I'm not one to get caught up in semantics. It doesn't offend me if someone says Cuyler is autistic as opposed to saying he has autism. That's the PC way to say it but I've never really been much into PC.A lot of people who have kids on the spectrum refer to kids not on the spectrum as NT … [Read more...]
Last week I went to the dentist for my regular cleaning and told her that I thought my bite was off. Too high maybe? One of my right molars was bothering me in a too-much-pressure kind of way and I was waking up with headaches that sometimes lasted throughout the day.(FYI - apparently … [Read more...]
High to Low to High to Low
To say my life is a mangy mess of highs and lows would be an understatement.Take the last 3 days for example...On Monday Cuyler asked to get his haircut after school. Oh Um. Okay. Haircuts are not his favourite thing but he asked. And he needed one so I took him. I went … [Read more...]