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by ultra
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpik (or similar) vs. flossing
Replies: 17
Views: 14747

Re: Waterpik (or similar) vs. flossing

My dentist recommended using a waterpik and regular floss - I agree with him. Using a Waterpik is great for ortho patients who need the extra cleaning, but regular floss is always going to get right up into the gum line between the teeth. So for very thorough cleaning I say use both. I also live in ...
by ultra
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: drinking soda and invisalign...question!
Replies: 4
Views: 3518

Re: drinking soda and invisalign...question!

Dr Clarence Tam has just written a post about soda and how long you should wait to brush your teeth see: http://greatsmilenz.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/five-tips-to-dazzle-your-smile/ Basically, with invisalign you can take the retainer off to brush whenever you feel like it! p.s. the wash your mouth ...
by ultra
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I never wore my retainers
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

Re: I never wore my retainers

Know what you mean...I never wore my retainer at the end of my Invisalign course and now my teeth are gradually moving back to their original position i.e. gaps. Wondering what to do next as it won't take much to get the gaps closed again, and was thinking about Myobrace. Does anyone have any though...
by ultra
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?
Replies: 37
Views: 29883

Re: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?

You guys need some supplements to help relax your jaw muscles and strengthen teeth and bones. You should take a combo of good quality potassium and calcium supplements and I guarantee in just a few days your jaw and facial muscles will be feeling much more relaxed.

Keep smiling!
by ultra
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Arm and Hammer Enamel care:is it the same as liquid calcium?
Replies: 2
Views: 4576

Re: Arm and Hammer Enamel care:is it the same as liquid calc

You can get tooth mousse or clinpro tooth creme, which are professional products available through dentists and quality oral healthcare retailers. These are derived from a dairy milk protein and are AMAZING for re-mineralizing your teeth. Teeth get stronger, whiter and healthier when you use this st...
by ultra
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting sick with braces and elastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: Getting sick with braces and elastics

Baking soda is great for your mouth because it neutralizes acidity where bad bacteria flourish. I use baking soda in my Waterpik, and an amazing mouthwash and tooth powder called Ozospa, which has a baking soda property as well as xylitol, ozonated water, organic menthol and other natural products. ...
by ultra
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Don't Know If This Will Be a Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: Don't Know If This Will Be a Problem

Check out myofunctional therapy to correct breathing and swallowing patterns, which, along with the thumb sucking may have helped cause the open bite.
by ultra
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Re: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?

Invisalign suited my orthodontic requirements at the time, which was gaps between my teeth. They were amazing and gradually brought all my teeth into alignment without pain. I actually enjoyed wearing them and feeling that bit of tension, knowing they were working to straighten my teeth. Just make s...
by ultra
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpik
Replies: 26
Views: 2544

Re: Waterpik

Bacteria is generated much more easily with braces due to food getting caught in them. Therefore, I highly recommend using superior cleaning products such as Waterpik to reduce the chance of this happening. There is nothing worse than bad breath caused by bacteria around braces. If you practice good...
by ultra
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Invisalign Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Invisalign Question

I didn't find my Invisalign painful at all. There is a bit of pressure each time you change your aligners, but nothing to be concerned about. I actually like that initial pressure because it feels like it's doing what it's meant to do. Good Luck.
by ultra
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Waterpik Fun Times
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: New Waterpik Fun Times

Hey there, I'm new to this board, but a bit of an oral health enthusiast and I LOVE my waterpik flosser. I've struggled all my life with flossing until I bought waterpik and now I floss regularly. It's changed my life and my mouth feels cleaner and healthier.

Happy flossing!