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by jadestar
Tue May 18, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Is it okay to use whitening toothpaste?
Replies: 13
Views: 7663

I drink a lot tea throughout the day so I prefer a "whitening" toothpaste. I use Crest Baking Soda and Peroxide-it claims to naturally lift stains. I don't really consider this a whitening toothpaste but I like that it keeps the tea stains away.
by jadestar
Tue May 18, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What type of toothpaste do you use?
Replies: 60
Views: 34575

I alternate between Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide and Colgate Sensitive Enamel Protect toothpaste.
by jadestar
Tue May 18, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My youtube video - Photo every day. Complete braces course.
Replies: 18
Views: 4685

Great video-your teeth look great. :)
by jadestar
Tue May 18, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1093
Views: 182960

I got mine when I was 27 and will have straight teeth before I'm 30. :D
by jadestar
Tue May 18, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 112783

1. Location: Florida
2. Price: $2200 (with insurance and discount for paying in advance)
3. Type: Metal
4. Time Estimated: 18 months
by jadestar
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm not seeing any changes-advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Thanks for the advice everyone. I just have to be patient and hope everything is alright.
by jadestar
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm not seeing any changes-advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

I felt the usual soreness after the 4th and 5th adjustment but that's about it. In the first 4 months, I could tell my teeth were moving. I just don't know if it's normal to see no changes after 2 adjustments.
by jadestar
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm not seeing any changes-advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

I'm not seeing any changes-advice needed

I have not seen any changes to my teeth since Feb 22nd, which was my 4th adjustment. I had my 5th adjustment on April 6th and I asked about the lack of movement. They assured me that my teeth are moving. I look at the pictures of my teeth from Feb 22nd and compare it to pictures I took today-I see a...
by jadestar
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Increased time during adjustment?
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Increased time during adjustment?

I had my 5th adjustment today and when they rescheduled my next appointment-it's going to be in 8 weeks. Usually, it has been every 6 weeks. When I asked why-they said that the next appointment will be longer (up to 30 min). I had to leave for work but now that I think about it-the reason didn't mak...
by jadestar
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Midline shift
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Midline shift

I got my 1st adjustment about two weeks ago and I have noticed that my top midline has shifted. It is no longer in the center but veering left. Is this a normal occurrence in the beginning of treatment? At my adjustment, they only changed the o-rings on my upper braces. My ortho office is closed unt...
by jadestar
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need to know from the experts
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

It didn't hurt to brush my teeth but it was a pain to floss. My teeth were so sore that first week and I dreaded having to floss. :?
by jadestar
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Is it ok to use mouthwash w/alcohol?
Replies: 3
Views: 4561

Is it ok to use mouthwash w/alcohol?

I just bought ACT Restoring mouthwash and realized it has alcohol. Is it safe to use or should I only use mouthwash w/o alcohol?
by jadestar
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brown stains around brackets
Replies: 14
Views: 60078

Good question..I'm starting to notice the same thing. I drink a lot of tea! I was thinking that it was the glue from the bracket that's becoming stained..usually after a good brushing it's gone but I've only had these brace for 2 months. I'm wondering if it will get worse as time goes by and what ca...
by jadestar
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What a Year Can Do!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3217

Wow..you have such a pretty smile. :D
by jadestar
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My progress since June 2008 with Pics!
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Looks great!