Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Teething troubles

This is a headline running through an English news website (dutchnews.nl), with the following report:
Almost half of dentists think it is too difficult to fill holes in young children's milk teeth, according to health insurance council figures. Only 17% of the cavities in the teeth of five-year-olds are filled, partly because young children are too nervous during treatment.

Is it normal for five-year-olds to already have cavities in their milk teeth? What are they doing eating sugar and sweets? Shouldn't they be fed on nothing but mouldy bread and tepid water, under the staircase, until they're old enough to vote?

I have to find a taandarts. I've been going to the same dentist since the days when I was first fed mouldy bread and tepid water under the staircase*. Finding a new (Dutch) dentist literally scares the bejesus out of me. I've been putting it off for months. The hole in my tooth isn't getting any smaller...

Say it with me, "open wide".


*Disclaimer: this statement is not true - we never had a staircase.

1 comment:

Little Big Sis said...

No staircase and mouldy bread, rather a wendy house and mud pies for pudding!