Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond. ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605
And the cost of a dental visit proves it.
Poor Kyle just has no luck when it comes to his teeth. They are either being knocked out by a good buddy leaving his gums streaming blood or they are rotting right out of his mouth. Neither of the other boys have had these kinds of tooth care problems so I really wish I knew why he is so prone to tooth decay. And to top it off, he is plagued with mouth sores. Has been for as long as I can remember.
Today I took him in because the filling covering his root canal had broken causing him pain while chewing. If it happens again, they will have to put a silver band around it. He also has to go back in 2 weeks to get the other root canal filling redone. Thank goodness for dental insurance. I only wish their coverage was a good as medical insurance and we would only have to make a co-pay. Pretty soon Kyle’s teeth really will be worth the value of diamonds.