Saturday, December 25, 2010

Having a cold with braces can suck

So I've had a cold for a few days now, O.K. a week :-(.

I'm taking some anti-biotics which is good.
My throat still hurts though.
I read recently that I should change my teeth brush as it gets infected with bacteria after a cold; just did not really think about that hehe.
So I'll change my teeth brush today.  Hot water will have to do for the electric one as I don't have any more new header.

Merry Xmas everyone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

sandwich day

I had a chicken sandwich for lunch today.  It was really good and posed no issues.  I ensured I brushed after though.

I also had some iced pretzel, uugh... not sure why I did that as it just made my teeth full of sugar.

I spoke to one of my colleagues who has just gotten braces.  She has ceramic brackets with silver wire.  She says she had them when she was younger, but has to have them for about a year or so as she need to have lower jaw surgery.

We exchanged stories and then I wished her well with the surgery noting that YoutTube has several videos with the subject.  She said that she did not want to se any of them and will just have the surgery and hope to get over it quickly.

Having some crackers and cheese now.

brushing

Just brushed and all is well, except for the sensitivity to cold on the base of the upper right molar :-(.  it is getting less sensitive though.
I did use my electronic toothbrush.  Now if I can only get to flossing regularly I'll be set.

Will have some cereal on the way out.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

chicken sandwiches for lunch

I got up and brushed using my electronic toothbrush.  No issues at all.  I'm amazed at how well the glue still holds after more than 3.5 years of braces.  In closer examination of my teeth though they are discolored due to the glue :-(.

I still have sensitivity to cold on the upper left molar though :-(.  it is a little less sensitive though.

I had some cereal on the way out that stuck in my braces so I had to constantly clean my mouth on the way out the door :-(.

Lunch was some mini chicken burgers which was really good and some soggy fries.  did not need those fries at all.

Dinner, a cheese sandwich.  Then I brushed before bed adding listerine.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I had some chilli today

My teeth was hurting a bit today and my mouth is a bit sore.  So I decided to have some chili as it is actually quite cold as well.

Dinner was a cheese sandwich plus some cold cuts.

I then brushed with the electric toothbrush and washed with the new non-alcoholic Listerine I bought two days ago.  So far so good.  As you know my dentist advised to stop using normal Listerine about two or so years ago as it was too harsh.  I've been using another mouthwash ever since that is non-alcoholic.  Recently, I heard that Listerine now had a non-alcoholic version so I decided to try it.

Week 197 in pictures without the elastics










197 weeks

It seems like I will have braces forever!

My molars are slowly moving...So I have no idea how much longer it will be. I'm guessing next Christmas I will still be in braces.

My upper left canine hurts and I fear I have an infection again. It usually cost me $45 each time I go for a cleaning and I have an infection :-(...

I used my electric toothbrush this morning, but I need to get back to daily flossing. uugh!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

the new wire hurts

I'm having pain all over my mouth, but especially the lower arch due to the new wire.

I also got clipped by the pliers twice so I have a nips on my inner mouth and my lower lip :-(.

I had some chicken and rice yesterday for lunch which was O.K. although I had preferred soup.

Dinner was a few slices of bread with cold cuts and cheese.

Monday, December 6, 2010

In elastics again

I had my adjustment today and I'm now back in 24 hour elastics.  It was scheduled for tomorrow, but I changed it as it was more convenient for me to do it today.

The lower archwire was changed and then I had new purple powerchains on the top and bottom arches.  I still my last upper molar on the right sensitive to cold :-(.  No help from the adjustment today.  This cold sensitivity has been going on for over a month now :-(.

It does not seem as if the molar is moving on the upper left side at all.  I also had a new lingual placed between the two teeth on the upper left.  It kept coming off all month, so I'm sure it will no time before it comes off again.

For lunch just prior to the adjustment, I had two slices of pizza so I had to brush carefully before going to the Ortho office.  Once home, I had two sandwiches and them some grapes.

Adjustment in Pictures