Apparently those two teeth do not have the same level of protection (enamel) as his others. Since he was five weeks early they most likely were not fully formed. He had a filling placed in one of them the last time (without Novocaine!) we visited. They decided to put a sealant on them (all four back molars, lower and upper) this time. Little dude was so good about it and even commented, "I like the bubblegum water." In regards to the flavored fluoride they put on top.
The hygienist also noticed a small gap forming and asked if he was a thumb sucker. DAMN IT! Sorry for swearing but that darn pacifier, NUK, Bink, whatever you want to call it has been bugging me for a while. You read about how they can force a change in the child's mouth and gosh darn it, it's true. I saw it.
We discussed it a little with Rachel and she made the suggestion that Colton give his Nuks up for Christmas and give them to babies that need them. He didn't seem to be paying attention, but I know my kid. I know he was processing every word (while watching Little Bear on the TV).
We talked about it a little when I picked him up from daycare. He asked me for his Nuk Please. I told him that mommy never has Nuks in her car and that we should give his to baby's that need them. When at home (during the football game) he said, I'm still a baby. I reminded him that he's a big boy. And that's where the story ends.
He went to sleep without mention of the NUK that he's "Needed" every other night of his talking past.
Let's hope he's in the giving spirit again tonight.
Selfishly I was hoping to wait to stop this NUK thing until after our plane trips to and from Minnesota. But I know this is the best thing for him.