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by babyduck
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Flossing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Gosh, Karen, I mulled over two different systems before going with the Waterpik because it was $60! lol The other (Interplak, I believe) was only $30, but also only 1/2 as powerful. I live in a podunk town, so those two systems were all I was able to find. Anyway, I'm definitely going to continue wi...
by babyduck
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help With Spacers
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

My spacer experience was a PITA, too. My teeth were so tight that she had to use the pliers and put all her weight into it to get them in. It took a day for the ache to set in (although, I did start getting a slight headache right away...probably mostly due to the force it required to get them in). ...
by babyduck
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Bday was today :)
Replies: 6
Views: 833

I got my elastics on day one, too. That extra pressure is a difficult adjustment, but just wear them as much as possible (I only take mine out for eating and brushing and when I'm on stage because I'm a singer and I can't open my mouth as wide as I need to with them in) and your teeth will adjust to...
by babyduck
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unusual jiggling off tooth
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Well, tomorrow marks a week for me in braces, and my teeth definitely have that "loose" sensation. In fact, when people ask me how my mouth feels, that's exactly what I tell them...that it's like every tooth in my head is loose and someone's applying a constant pressure to them. But even though they...
by babyduck
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Flossing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Thanks for all the good advice and tips! I decided to go on ahead and purchase a Waterpik system. I gave it a spin tonight and...who knows? I did see a few little leftovers hit the sink, but nothing substantial. I don't if that's a testament to my good brushing skills or the unworth of the system. I...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Awesome Toothbrush
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Gunter, the ACT actually does contain alcohol, but as an inactive ingredient as opposed to active. In my opinion, it's not burn-free (especially those initial seconds it tends to bite at my tongue), but it's easier to handle than Listerine.
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Flossing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Thanks for the very informative replies. I guess I'll just have to keep practicing with the ol' floss and put away the dream of an easier, quicker way. My only thought, though, is that I'm likely to get lazy with flossing if it's such a hassle and perhaps going a less efficient route is still better...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Flossing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Flossing...

I'm having a difficult time with good flossing. My teeth are really starting to separate, so I don't want to keep putting off the flossing. I've seen those motorized flossers before that you just slide right in between the teeth. Does anybody have one of these? Is it a good alternative to traditiona...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Awesome Toothbrush
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

My ortho recommends ACT, so that's what I've been using. I've used Listerene in the past and, yeah, it's too strong for me. The ACT has been doing well for me, though. I have the ACT Restore in Vanilla Mint.
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic Brands and Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

BTW, I'm very happy with my choice of going with ceramic. It was at my doc's advice that I did the metal lowers and, as I remember, he said the metals were just a little smaller and easier to work with on the smaller lower teeth. Again, that's *his* preference and is neither right nor wrong. I'm ple...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic Brands and Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Well, my ceramics (on my upper teeth) are a little bigger than my metals (on my lower teeth), but for me, the ceramics have been much more comfy and an easier adjustment. The smaller size is just a little more pokey. It's kind of like watching a man lay on a bed of nails. Yeah, he's laying on nails,...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: hannahwebbo - 5 months in!! Had my 4th Adjustment!!!
Replies: 160
Views: 43053

Good luck with the new ortho! That waiting to get the treatment is the pits! When my dentist referred me to the ortho, my consult appt was made for like a month later and then I had delay getting my spacers (which they were willing to do *that* day) because of vacation and then I had a tragedy in my...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Everything you ever wanted to know about babyduck
Replies: 24
Views: 3312

Hey, Milk! The biggest difference that I've notices is just due to the fact that I get a little nervous which dries out my mouth, so my lips don't slide around well and then I get self-conscious. I feel like my lips get stuck on top of the braces, exposing them for all the world to see. It's dramati...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Everything you ever wanted to know about babyduck
Replies: 24
Views: 3312

Thanks, seriously! It's cool to run across somebody with the same braces...I'll check out your story to see how they're working for you! Karen - My doc gave me the Rx toothpaste ControlRx, so would it be okay if I substituted maybe one of my brushings with the Sensodyne? I think the sensitivity may ...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics hurt! Questions for you all...
Replies: 8
Views: 2465

Yeah, I've got elastics over my front teeth, as well, and they were a literal pain at first. I wear mine on my upper canines and lower canines as well as the teeth beside the canines (technically teeth 3 on top and teeth 2 and 3 on the bottom) to form a triangle. It was definitely one of the hardest...