She said that in people who have high blood sugar levels, that extra sugar is in all parts of their bodies INCLUDING THEIR SALIVA. So they NEED to be brushing at least twice a day because they have a higher risk of developing cavities than those of us who don't normally have high levels of sugar in our mouths. That really struck me, as we have always struggled keeping Ashlyn's BS levels in the normal range. I double checked this information with our dentist yesterday and she agreed. I don't know how I had never heard that before or even thought of it that way. I guess this is a disease that we'll always be learning about, and always chasing down!!
Fortunately, that big cavity Ashlyn has is on a "baby" molar that is loose and on it's way out anyway, so we won't be getting it filled. Time to go brush some teeth!!