Friday, February 20, 2009


Since Jacob had his spacer put in, he's no longer allowed to have some of the treats he's always loved:
gummy candy
Mike & Ike
jelly beans

I'm sure as we get more than three days away from when his spacer was put in (this past Tuesday), we'll find more tasty treats he's banned from for the next few years. I wasn't thinking this afternoon when we were eating popcorn. I need to ask if that's also taboo.

His spacer will remain until the permanent tooth underneath breaks through, and since he's only 6, it's looking like he'll not have those treats for maybe the next 6 years. Hopefully he won't have to wait that long, but there's no telling how slowly or quickly that tooth will come in. As an infant, his teeth came in all out of order. He got some of his molars before he cut all his incisors! Maybe he'll be pleasantly surprised in just two or three years.

Hopefully that's not one of the missing permanent teeth my mom's side of the family tends to have. I inherited that missing tooth gene and still have one baby tooth that is holding fast since there's no permanent tooth to push it out. Now that I think about it, it's the same tooth Jacob had pulled - just his is on the right and mine is on the left... I think we need to see some x-rays just to be sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. You don't want Jacob waiting forever for a tooth that is NOT there and cannot come in! I wonder who in my family we inherited that from. I don't think it was my mom because she had crowded teeth; however, there could be the skipped generation, too.