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by ThoriatedFlash
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What mouthwash do you like to use?
Replies: 46
Views: 29592

Re: What mouthwash do you like to use?

I used my regular mouthwash when I first got mine on and boy did it burn. I never saw the appeal of the alcohol free mouthwash before I had braces. Now I use the store brand version of ACT. It has some fluoride in it too. I like to use that after lunch because I don't have my water pick at work. I u...
by ThoriatedFlash
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Plackers Orthopick Flossers
Replies: 17
Views: 6531

Re: Plackers Orthopick Flossers

I use these and also super floss if the brackets are too close together for them to fit. You have to be careful. If you try to use it at the wrong angle you will press against the arch wire and risk breaking a bracket. As long as you are being careful and not going too fast, they work great. It save...
by ThoriatedFlash
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: The BEST flossing tip I didn't know!
Replies: 8
Views: 5792

Re: The BEST flossing tip I didn't know!

I tried super floss a couple of days after I got my braces on and it was horrible. I gave it another shot a few days later and it wasn't bad. It took a couple of days to get used to. I wouldn't floss a day or so after getting them on or after adjustments if your teeth are really sore.
by ThoriatedFlash
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 50
Views: 21062

Re: Weight loss

I've lost a few pounds this first week with braces. I think it was because my teeth hurt so I would eat slowly and not chew so much. I think my stomach had to spend more time digesting so I felt full a lot longer. Also I didn't snack so I didn't have to brush. Now my teeth are getting used to the br...
by ThoriatedFlash
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: can you brush your teeth too much?
Replies: 27
Views: 18508

Re: can you brush your teeth too much?

I brush 3 times a day right after each meal. So far, not wanting to brush again has prevented me from snacking. Make sure your toothbrush has soft bristles to avoid too much wear on the enamel, especially if you brush even more than 3 times a day. Make sure to rinse a bunch too.
by ThoriatedFlash
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What floss for really tight teeth??
Replies: 7
Views: 3552

Re: What floss for really tight teeth??

I use the Plackers Orthopick and Oral B Superfloss. Both seem to work well with really tight teeth.
by ThoriatedFlash
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces newbie at 30
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Braces newbie at 30

I just got mine last week. I got the clear ones for only the top front 6 teeth to keep the cost down a bit. I was a bit nervous about how I would look in them but I think it turned out good. I can't wait to see how I look in 6 months or so. Right now I am more embarrassed about how they are affectin...
by ThoriatedFlash
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Braces Newbie

I just had mine put on 5 days ago. I am still in the awkward phase. It feels very weird to eat and it's kinda hard to talk properly. I hope I get used to it soon.
by ThoriatedFlash
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal mouth at 32
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Metal mouth at 32

I just had my braces put on today. I've wanted to get my teeth straightened since I was a kid, but I couldn't afford to until now. I wanted to get Invisalign, but my orthodontist said that it probably wouldn't fix my overbite and the crowding on my bottom teeth as good as regular braces. I also read...