Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shark {Teeth} Girl

Payton has some crazy shark teeth. I mean, look at those things! I have talked to the dentist about them and the possibility of filing them down. However, given the battle we have every time we go to the dentist, we decided to take the wait and see route before we do anything.

The concern is two fold ...

1) Are they frequently causing her to cut her lip when falling? Not often enough for me to take the filing plunge.
2) Are they rubbing on her tongue in such a way to cause a callous? No, not yet. *knock on wood*

Apparently shark teeth like this sort of bend inward, hence the rubbing on the tongue. They also can do some massive damage when a lip gets bit from a fall, but that does not happen with such a consistency that makes me believe we need to resort to filing.

And I say resort because filing would consist of us having to strap her to a table in order to get the job done. And pretty much I'll be good if we never have to do that. Payton is so strong that there is no way that anyone would be able to restrain her to have this procedure done and I really don't think filing warrants using a gas mask.

So there ya have it. Shark girl ...

Shark teeth and everything, I still think she is the cutest little thing. :o)

26 comments:

  1. Ok, Joaquin has those same exact shark teeth but right in the middle on the bottom!!!! They are SHARP!!!!
    Has she ever hurt herself with those? That's my big fear when he starts to learn to walk...

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  2. oh my word those look like they would cause some pain. lol

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  3. Josie is the same way!! Only Josie's are all the same size and sharp sharp. She bit a little friend of her before school one day (I didn't know it happened though they were at my house) and the school thought it was a dog bite because they couldn't believe that Josie's teeth could do that!

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  4. yowza - those are seriously sharp!! we are STILL toothless over here...

    and yes, she is too cute!!! : )

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  5. Wow, those are seriously sharp. She wears them well!

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  6. My guys have sharp teeth too, I call them their puppy teeth. You captured her "shark teeth" perfectly. And I agree, she wears them well :)

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  7. Wow! That's pretty interesting! She's still a cutie, shark teeth and all.

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  8. You are right, she is the cutest thing! She is one smart, strong girl! AND I just love her hugs!!! Got to have me some more of Chicky hugs :)

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  9. LOL - Remember when Tom, aka Goonie, called you Shark! I do agree though, she's still the cutest little thing!
    -Meegs

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  10. I was thinking of the same thing that Meegs said about Tom calling you Shark when I read this post. lol Of course, Payton is adorable, shark teeth and all!
    Brenda

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  11. Max has shark teeth but nothing like those! Those are impressive!

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  12. Wow, seriously sharp but seriously cute too!

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  13. We've got some those over here, too. Our dentist said it is "not an easy fix" to file them down, although I don't really understand why. Anyway, our girls are gorgeous--razor-sharp teeth and all!

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  14. We have Little Miss Shark Tooth here too! Like you, we'd need a gas mask...so for now, we're sticking with the shark teeth. I just hope Erin doesn't discover that they can be used as a powerful weapon. Yikes they could do some serious damange! LOL. Kris

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  15. Oh, she's adorable. I had a dream when I first read about teeth in children w/ Ds. John Michael (in my dream) had 2 rows of shark teeth! Well, he doesn't have any shark teeth yet, but lots of teething going on.

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  16. she is a sweetie pie! i love those shark teeth. what a wonderful photo you have taken.

    my maya has one tooth and i call it mount everest. there are three little ridges on it and it is a sharp thing too. i can't wait to see what the rest look like. =)

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  17. by the way, thanks for being so candid about miss shark teeth. =)

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  18. Does she do the teeth grinding with them also?

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  19. Hi! My son Joseph also had shark teeth before. Just like your daughter, my son and I have a bit of a battlefield going on before getting him to the dentist. Good thing when we moved in to Nashua, "dentistry for children" atmosphere seems to have attracted our son to visit the dentist. I was lucky enough that his dentist also plays football. You see, aside from having dental conversations with Joseph, the dentist also tries to explain it through the art of football. Maybe you can also try that with your child. Have a good conversation with the dentist to make her feel safe on the dentist chair.

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  20. Those are some wickedsick teeth :D

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