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by swellen
Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fruit or no fruit???????
Replies: 6
Views: 900

I suffer from dry mouth so anything acidic is bad for my teeth (things like... most fruits :lol:). My dentist said I could still eat fruit, but make sure I drink lots of water with it and brush afterwards where possible. He recognises that I can't change my diet totally. So long as I'm engaging in m...
by swellen
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Filling dilema
Replies: 8
Views: 984

I'd get it checked anyway, because if there IS a problem and you leave it, you run the risk of it getting infected. Take it from someone who knows - THAT is painful! :lol:
by swellen
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Whitening with Essix Retainers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

I used my retainers as whitening trays. It was my dentist's idea, actually... he said it would be a waste of money to make trays when I already had the retainers and they would do exactly the same job. I just had to be sure to take them out after the required amount of time with the whitening soluti...
by swellen
Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Urgent - I just swallowed a bracket
Replies: 27
Views: 9926

and I won't even mention the rugby
Mention it all you like - I'm totally clueless about sport and delighted to keep it that way. I don't like Vegemite either, so there have been many threats to have me deported...
by swellen
Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Urgent - I just swallowed a bracket
Replies: 27
Views: 9926

And I to think, I always thought getting the sixpence in your slice of pudding was meant to be good luck! Getting it is good luck; it's the (albeit temporary) loss that's a problem! I suppose there's a lesson in there about chewing your food properly. As for the comments about Australians (not ment...
by swellen
Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Urgent - I just swallowed a bracket
Replies: 27
Views: 9926

If anyone swallows the one of the sixpences from the Christmas pudding my aunt insists that it be retrieved later. I'm so glad I don't spend Christmas at my aunt's...
by swellen
Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is 1 day really enough... im curious..
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

I had molar bands and I only had spacers for 5 hours - spacers at 10am, braces at 3pm. Admittedly, he couldn't get one of the bands on so he left the spacer there and I went back the next week, but the other one was fine. A lot of it depends on your teeth - I happened to have quite a lot of room so ...
by swellen
Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Backward image of your teeth disturbing?
Replies: 18
Views: 14031

My Mum is an identical twin and they didn't realise until they were in their 40s that they parted their hair on different sides from each other (and only then because someone else mentioned it) because when they looked at each other they saw pretty much what they were used to seeing in the mirror.
by swellen
Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Greetings From Australia!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Hasn't this been the foulest weekend in Sydney?
Does foul mean rain? Has there been any rain in catchment areas? (I'm from Sydney... moved to Melbourne nearly 3 years ago.) Even Melbourne hasn't had much rain; we've just started on water restrictions again. Sigh.
by swellen
Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Greetings From Australia!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

I am wearing lipstick actually. I like lip-wand type glosses, as they are super-easy to apply!
Ah right, sorry. I read the "missing lippy" part and thought that meant you weren't wearing it for some reason.
by swellen
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Greetings From Australia!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

I will continue to use Listerine Whitening Pre-Brush Rinse. I do wish that it was imported into our fair country in smaller quanties rather than 470 mls! Bit hard to chuck into my handbag! Goddess I miss Plax Pre-Brush Rinse! What happend to that? I have noticed that my lips have dried out alot mor...
by swellen
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm being very brave - opinions - please be gentle (pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 3650

I'm not sure if he's still around on the board (I haven't seen him post for a while) but I'm sure he wouldn't mind me linking this... check out Dodger's pre- and post-braces photos. The difference is absolutely amazing.
viewtopic.php?t=4097&highlight=dodger
by swellen
Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fake Braces Popular in Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

The FDA is trying to shut down those types of businesses cause the fake braces do nothing but more harm to the persons mouth, come on I know there cheaper but hell just get the real deal! Well, I think the point is they don't want their teeth to move , they just want the look of braces. Getting the...
by swellen
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Good and bad dental news - update
Replies: 11
Views: 3621

Latest news on my teeth, such as they are... my dentist said today that the tooth mousse is definitely working; the 'brown spots'/soft spots are remineralising and getting stronger. I'm so glad to know that something is actually making a difference. For years it's felt like I can't get ahead with my...
by swellen
Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I SAW A NAKED TOOTH!
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Every ortho should give their patients a Naked Day every once in a while to keep them motivated!
As long as you explain CLEARLY what you mean by "Naked Day" before you ask for it! :lol: