||[Aug. 30th, 2004|11:44 am]
Metal Mouths R Sexy
Hey ya'll, I'm new. I'm having a few issues with my braces which I've had for a little over two years, please someone help me out?|
How insanely horrible is the pain when they get taken off?
Is Listerine really as good as flossing? (I don't floss, I don't have four extra hours a day to thread it inbetween my wires. I know, I'm a bad girl)
I've been using this little hooked scrapey tool to go over the chewing surfaces of my molars, and all around my back molars to get off any plaque I might've missed. I've also been tracing my gumline with it (like ya do with floss). Do ya'll think that'll ahve any positive effect?
Is there anyway to get rid of the decalcification spots? What about yellowing and staining etc. from diet coke?
Did you have little white squares (or other icky discoloration) when your braces came off? If yes, then did your orthodontist deal with it or did you have to go to the dentist? What kinds of treatment did the offer, what did you choose, how did it work, and would you reccomend it?
Sonicare toothbrush vs a regular toothbrush, what do ya'll think?
Do tonguescrapers really work better than spoons?
How can I prevent more stains and white spots? (aside from cutting down on the diet coke, or drinking it with a straw. I don't smoke, drink tea, eat anything that's hard or chewy -I'm really careful about food)
What are the signs of tooth decay or gingivitis? If you've had either, or the start of either, can ya describe it? What were the symptoms? What was the treatment? How can it be avoided?
Any websites or products that you'd reccomend? Any friendly advice? Anything at all?
I know I've got issues, thanks ya'll for putting up with me