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I had braces for my entire childhood. It definitely aches the worst right after you get them on for the first time. Take Advil and eat soft foods and it will go away soon. Brushing with braces is like brushing two sets of teeth since now you have like 7 dimensions of surfaces to clean instead of the usual 4. Dental wax was a huge lifesaver because there was always some part of the braces poking the inside of my mouth.
>interdermal brush thingies
What the heck, I never heard of these. Mine just gave me those plastic needles to thread the floss with lol.
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Anyone else had braces and loved the taste of the glue? It was like concentrated sour. They always warned me to keep my tongue out of the way because of the taste, but I loved it.
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My teeth are kinda yellow because of tea and coffee staining, but I'm too lazy to do anything about it. I have charcoal toothpaste but I dunno if it makes a huge difference. I remember reading that natural human teeth will be a little yellowed in color, not this bright intense white. I think we've been memed in believing super bleached teeth are healthy and attractive by dental companies to sell more products and make you feel insecure about natural human things.
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I was born with over a dozen extra teeth and it fucking sucks. I could have had them removed when I was a kid, but my mom didn't want to deal with it for some reason. Now it's gonna cost me $3000 to get the extra teeth from lower jaw removed because my current insurance apparently doesn't cover "birth defects" and that's not even covering the top row extras. I also have to pay $800 for a crown for my dead front tooth and another $300 for a deep cleaning. I ugly cried in my car at the dentist's parking lot for like an hour after my consultation in December. I just got a new job so hopefully I can fix everything soon.
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is a yaeba procedure still possible anywhere? i cannot find anything about it. if not, can you ask a regular dentist to enlongate your canines slightly?>>258956
me too anon. the first dentist i ever went to traumatized me for life. i got one of my molars so diseased it turned every color of the rainbow and after protesting my mother made me go to the dentist, so already i am afraid as it was my first time going as well as because it was not my choice to go in the first place. this lady jabs this huge numbing syringe into everywhere in my gums with no warning & after a few minutes or seconds she starts to pull on said molar with her plier tool. immediately she gets a hard time because it is stubborn so she gets so frustrated she literally puts her FOOT on the chair in which i was laying down & starts pulling on my tooth with all her might. WTF? so obviously i was terrified so i screamed and cried but she didnt even care just kept on acting like a sadist, whole time this was happening the numbing wasnt even working so i felt everything. i was only about 8 years old. it honestly sounds ridiculous and made up as i type but it was definitely real since my mother also remembers. anyway thanks to that witch i eventually had to get 7 years of braces.
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I thought that wasn’t uncommon?
Enamel strength can be genetic so could be totally unrelated to how you look after your teeth.
Other stuff, keep your mouth hydrated, gum and chlorhexidine mouthwash can also help reduce the amount of bacteria on your teeth.
It looks quite caked on there and didn't budge when I tried with a toothpick.
But you're right, I seem to recall university dental programs do them cheaply too so I might do that.>>260776
It's usually once or twice a year recommended, every 6 months
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Not sure why hard-bristled toothbrushes are even a thing. >>266479
When I floss really well, I don't smell anything in my mouth.
So I have a cavity– my first one in a decade– and it's pretty intense due to there being a hole. Unfortunately, my filling appointment is mid-June. It only hurts when I chew or poke at it, and I've been keeping it pretty clean so hopefully I can hold out until then.
It's a sign for me to stop eating so much sweet stuff..
I just got an appointment to talk about that! Most of my teeth are perfect except for 2 lower incisors that are like -/–\- and it makes flossing on both sides of them really hard and painful.
I'm considering getting something like invisalign and making it clear that I'm not looking for aesthetics but quality of life.
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this is lolcow, so you might get a dental assistant at best, anon. sorry.
Yes! Soft bristle brushes are the way to go. Often times, we brush harder than we need to because we like the “clean” feeling it provides, I catch myself going too hard all the time. But a light exfoliation of the teeth twice daily is enough! >>273318
Keep the area clean nona! Maybe some salt water rinses to placate the canker, if you’re a chronic canker sore sufferer, a dentist could prescribe medicated “magic” mouthwash. The proximity of the sore to the wisdom tooth is worrisome though. If you’ve got the insurance for it or the extra cash, make a “limited exam” with your dentist. They can evaluate the area without the super high treatment costs.>>288833
I have plenty of experience gluing them back on when they inevitably fall off! I’m a little bias, but I really dislike facings/veneers. As a dental-fag, I think a comparable result can be accomplished with aesthetic composite work!
I’m so excited to find this thread! I’ll help as many people as I can!! Luv u nonas
Even professional whitening will cause a little sensitivity afterward, but it should be temporary. I know you did so as a child, but there’s really no good “DIY” whitening method, but what you used shouldn’t be permanently damaging. It’s difficult to say what the holes in your teeth are without a picture. As a starting point, I would invest in a nice sensitivity tooth paste like Sensodyne pronamel. I would also pick up ACT fluoride mouthwash, this will also help with sensitivity and protect that enamel!! I also recommend limiting your coffee/soda consumption. Easier said than done, but the acid in those beverages are exacerbating everything. Please don’t feel so self conscious about it. Teeth are never naturally white, and never naturally perfect.
As for the chip you noticed, if it’s straight across and lacking a jagged edge it could still be attrition. If you have the means, I implore you to see a dentist for a general cleaning/exam. If you have any anxiety about showing the dentists your teeth, please know they LIVE for cases like yours. There’s really nothing you can show us that would scare us away!! I hope this helps a little!