Thursday, 2 December 2010

Smile or scream?

During my impromptu visit to the dentist earlier in the week, I discovered something that was both fascinating and gruesome in equal measure. 

According to a sign in the surgery - and I checked this out with Miss Dentist later, and it is true - if your child has an 'adult' tooth knocked out, "all is not lost."

The sign went on: "Find the tooth — Hold the tooth by the crown (the part usually visible in the mouth) not by the root (the pointed end)."

And here's the thing: "If the tooth is clean — Hold it by the crown and gently push it back into it's socket, making sure that it is the right way round."


Since reading that, I've hardly slept a wink.

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