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by carrieann
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it OK to chew on one side?
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Is it OK to chew on one side?

BracesGuy wrote:Not specific to your situation but there was a published case of a steroid user who chewed on one side and the muscle on that side grew larger. Links below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11709687
http://www.ergo-log.com/lopsided.html
OK geez I better start evening this out. Thank you!
by carrieann
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The worst part of having braces
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: The worst part of having braces

Worst is the horrible cuts or sores inside your cheeks. Oh my, they hurt and nothing really helps except time, in my case. I thought I was done with those after 6 months but nope had one last week.
by carrieann
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it OK to chew on one side?
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Is it OK to chew on one side?

Since I was braced almost 6 MO ago I have only chewed on the right side. This is because I have a missing tooth on the lower left side which has a spring and a gap for an implant. Gap is positioned right where I would chew food so I it feels unstable to chew over there and I'm afraid I'll break the ...
by carrieann
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Best thing for sore, cracked lips (due to braces)?
Replies: 20
Views: 3457

Re: Best thing for sore, cracked lips (due to braces)?

Good Ole jar of Vaseline works well. They make small jars too.
by carrieann
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Tea/coffee stains on teeth.
Replies: 6
Views: 3173

Re: Tea/coffee stains on teeth.

I started oil pulling a couple weeks ago and to my surprise my teeth are so white. I didn't know pulling helped to whiten, but boy it sure does. Do you use coconut oil? For how long do you swish it around in your mouth? Yes coconut oil, organic. I swish in the shower each morning about 10 min. So s...
by carrieann
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Tea/coffee stains on teeth.
Replies: 6
Views: 3173

Re: Tea/coffee stains on teeth.

I started oil pulling a couple weeks ago and to my surprise my teeth are so white. I didn't know pulling helped to whiten, but boy it sure does.
by carrieann
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic vs Metal braces
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Ceramic vs Metal braces

[quote="DrJasonKTam"]The biggest medical consideration is that biting against a ceramic bracket is more likely to cause tooth wear or chip the opposing tooth. One other consideration is that often the ceramic braces are bigger than the metal braces and the wings of the bracket can be a bit more shar...
by carrieann
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you need to go in for unscheduled repairs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: How often do you need to go in for unscheduled repairs?

Once to cut wire. A bracket broke 2 days before my wire change so I just waited. It was attached to a crown which makes for a higher chance to pop off. Or it could have been the bacon I was eating, but I'm going to blame the crown. They glued the heck out of it this time I noticed.
by carrieann
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Oil swishing Jawercerciser
Replies: 10
Views: 4578

Re: Oil swishing Jawercerciser

I just started oil pulling with coconut oil 2 weeks ago. I read about the gum and tooth health benefits so decided to try. What I am surprised about is how white my teeth are! I haven't used whitening toothpaste in about 2 months and since oil pulling even the little stains in between my bottom teet...
by carrieann
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: open coil springs
Replies: 15
Views: 3279

Re: open coil springs

Yes, Vaseline!! I use it on my lips every night. Much better and.longer lasting than balm.
by carrieann
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First post braces meal
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: First post braces meal

I wonder if your teeth feel stable enough to take a big bite after the braces come off? I imagine it might be odd at first. I forgot how it felt to bite into something. Oh I miss popcorn. We have a movie theater popcorn machine at work so I have to smell the wonderful butter every day. Chips...I mis...
by carrieann
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Kissing with Class II elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Kissing with Class II elastics

Dan, Oldfart - You guys Crack me up and are wise for sure. Happy you still chime in and help us even though your treatment is finished. Dan I think it's great you met your match on here too! Good to hear from you, Kipepeo!
by carrieann
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this true? Elastics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Is this true? Elastics question.

Curious, how wide can you open your mouth comfortably with elastics? It seems like you wouldn't be able to yawn or really open your mouth as you normally would. Or have a big laugh without snapping one or being constricted. Is speech affected at all? My next adjustment is to square wires and probabl...
by carrieann
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 31595

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I use whitening toothpaste almost every day. I haven't asked my ortho as I have heard it's a sin. I keep telling myself I'll quit soon.
by carrieann
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lovelyteeth progress pic
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: Lovelyteeth progress pic

Lovelyteeth, they are Beautiful!!!!! Your name sure fits. Oh thanks carrieann. How are you going. Getting used to the bling? Yes very used to them, but it is sinking in how long I will have them and time is going by very slow. Just turned 39 and realized when I turn 40 I'll still have them. Then I ...