My son Z lost his front teeth when he was four years old. Now, that’s too early for a kid to lose his front teeth. We waited for three years before signs of his replacement teeth appeared. Now that he is already eight, he finally grew his permanent teeth and we said goodbye to his toothless grin.
Or so we thought.
Because last month, just before we went to our Boracay he lost another tooth, not exactly at the front but at the side that is still well visible.
Here’s what happened. He was sitting eating his breakfast when he suddenly shouted. “I lost my tooth,” he said excitedly. He hurried to where me and my husband were sitting and told us how he gently rocked his tooth until it detached. I was very elated with the news, particularly because that saved me some money from dental bills (no, we don’t have dental insurance for individuals), until his Dad quipped, “Uhm, didn’t you just got your front teeth back and now you’ve lost it again?” Anyway, we laughed at the irony but nothing could dampen Z’s good mood. After enduring nearly four years with his two front teeth missing, one little toothless gap at the side won’t put him down.
Here he was at D’Mall in Boracay still looking quite happy. Do you see his missing tooth?