It is not uncommon with international adoptions (and China in
particular) for the children to have unhealthy teeth. Gracie had some
really bad teeth. She needed oral surgery when she was 4. It was not
good. Since then, though, her teeth have maintained a healthy status
quo. So when Gemma came along, we were totally prepared for some bad
teeth. Imagine our surprise when, at her first dental visit in December,
she only had 1 cavity!! Surely that was too good to be true. Alas, it
WAS too good to be true. That one cavity was on a front tooth that was
abscessed and would need to come out. Sigh. Okay. We can handle this.
After all, it's MUCH less work than poor little Gracie had to get done.
So, today was the big day for Gemma to become toothless.
I think you'll agree with me that she's pretty much the cutest toothless 4-year-old around. :)