For the past six years, I’ve had issues with my teeth. Most of my problems came on during and after pregnancy due to all the hormones that come along with that wondrous gift. This is a person who had her first root canal at age six and currently has five root canals in her mouth (my four year old already has four root canals). My dentist has assured me that my issues stem from genetics and not so much from nutrition or hygiene. So, imagine my delight when I went into my dentist office today with only a cleaning on the agenda…no root canal, no crown, no impression, no fillings, etc….just a cleaning. But just when I thought that I was clean and clear, she gives me some bad news. Seems they found more deterioration and that I might possibly have some major nutritional deficiencies. Now I’m off to the lab for blood work and then to the natural food store to purchase a boat load of vitamins.
When I told her that we were considering having a fourth child, my dentist adamantly exclaimed, “NO! Let me get some work done first. You must schedule your next pregnancy around your dental work, please! Give me until 2012, at least.” Of course, my husband has perfect teeth. You know, the kind that makes dentists poor. But my dentist is rich….off me alone.