Whitening strips diary

I’ve done it twice on separate occasion, but the other day I realised I have to do it day after day like a sort of treatment. (I used Crest 3D whitestrips)

I should say that my teeth were never white, ever since they came out they were yellowish in color, so besides them being crooked, I had double shame. I smoke half a pack a day and drink about 2 litters of black or green tea per day. Still, I am happy they are not stained – they were scrubbed very well by y ortho at debracing – but they are not white, either.

Day 1; I mess up the application on the lower teeth, so it keeps sliding around. I sound like sucking machine, because my saliva keeps building up and when I swallow, I have to be carefull to not suck on the strips and move them. My gums sting a little in the beginning, but that is all. No visible difference.

Day2; much better! I discovered the best way to endure this 30 minutes is to apply the strips, than shut your mouth, and just try to swallow without touching your front teeth or otherwise disturbing the strips. They stay in place, and you can swallow the saliva. (My previous “technique required me to have my mouth open, my lips peeled back, sucking my saliva and try to let the strips stay dry and in place. Very awkward!) .

Also, maybe it’s the light, but they seem whiter!

Day 3; forgot to do it during the day, so I did it just before I went to bed, so no brushing ๐Ÿ™‚ I figured this way it will work on ym teeth all night -I removed the strips, but some sort of residue remains.

Day 4, 5 and 6: brake, no strips

Day 7; wore in it the afternoon, while putting away winter clothes and putting out summer clothes, yeeey! made the time go by much faster. Till using my “closed mouth, teeth clenched together technique”.

Day 8: forgot again. ((Why the beaks (every few days a day or two is ok, but I forget more than that. See, You are not allowed to brush before, so I can’t do it in the morning when walking the dog. Than, I smoke a lot, I can’t do it during that. In the afternoon, I eat most of the time, so I don’t want to do the strips than go eat immediately…And I don’t want to do it just before bed like day #3, because than i can’t wear my retainer all night.

Day 9; stiiiiiings my gums a lot at the beginning!

Day 10&11 break – because my upper gums hurt when I brush my teeth (the same area where it sings me when strips are applied) so I am giving them a break.

My last one – the day before the job thing: it stung, but at least I’m done!

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I wrote this two months ago, and it got hidden in drafts. What I’ll say is that iI do see a little difference, I do feel more confident, and if they would be available in my country I would do this…once a year, or once every 18 months. No matter if it’s not as strong as whitening in the dental office, it does affect your teeth, and I don’t want to get them sensitized on cold/hot/sweet or something like that!! ) But it’s not Hollywood white teeth over night.

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Braces rock!

I know, I know, I haven’t been here all week…I’ve just been reading so much! And even though I don’t do real reviews, it was just too much bother to come here and write down about them…The most ย do is to write down the author and the titles so I know what I’ve read, so I have it written down somewhere, otherwise I forget the names!

Anyhow, it was great at the orthos office last week! I always try to talk to other brace wearers. Before to get some tips and compare stories, now to tell my experience and to share my tips.

This time, I waited about two hours (my ortho is never on time)and I talked to lots of girls…I showed them my retainer, told them the brand of the toothpaste that doesn’t foam much so it’s great to have in your dental-purse- kit…I saw a great way of combining strong and elegant – half of the bracket is metal, and the other half white! How cool is that!

And some of them sighted how nice and hollywood like my teeth look, it’s out of the world strange to hear this about my teeth, but I guess its true ๐Ÿ˜‰ *grinning like a fool, because it does feel sooooo good!!!!*

Anyhow, my ortho said everything looks perfect, and by the time my one year debracing anniversary rolls around, I should start slowly getting off retainer. That means skipping nights till I get to about one night per week. I should come again in september for another checkup. I have to say I am really happy that she is so throughout, it means I’ll have 4 checkup post debracing! And everything went fine!

2 weeks from now

I’ll be at my ortho! Yeeey, a checkup! I think it’s my last one, ever…awwwwww….

Wounded!

Well, not fatally – I have wounds in my moth. Or are they called sores?

No idea what happened, but a few spots suddenly appeared three days ago, and even though this things usually heal overnight, mine didn’t. Totally my fault – I wore my retainer! In the morning, when I took it off, it was like it glued itself to my gums and mouth, and it was even worse! It felt like I tore of tiny pieces as I took it of! It hurt! That is why I haven’t worn it for the past two nights, in hopes it will heal. But before I go to bed tonight, I’ll do the salt water rinse, I remember it helped with sores when I still had my braces *smiles fondly* (Have I told you my friend sent me a framed photo of us , and it’s just huge smiles headshot, and I still had braces, and it hangs right here on my wall, and I just love it :)…Speaking of this, I think around this time was the time I got braces!! Holly crap, two years ago!! *goes checking*It was the 27th! I’ll make ย a post about being debraced for sure, because I was thinking how I never post about teeth anymore, and how I really should shortly…I will!

 

Anyhow, I just hope my sores get better, because they frikking hurt, and I want to eat an orange! (Can’t because it stings ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

“Looking perfect” said my ortho :)

It was over in about 3 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

Came in, wearing my retainer, opened, close, she kept murmuring how great it looks, than to take it out, open, close, it’s great ๐Ÿ™‚

Than she asked me how I’m wearing the retainer, told her always at night, sometimes over the day, and she said to put it in daily for like one or two hours, and to come back in 6 months ๐Ÿ™‚

She’ll have her baby in between, and god knows what will happen with me, but…I’m happy she is happy!

I got to talk to a girl in the waiting room, it was her first consultation before braces, and I gave her my whole talk, how great it is, how happy I was, that all you have to do is own it, and how to obey the food rules, etc…I just wish I got to say that to another girl, whose mom was sitting outside with my mom, and had a daughter who has been deciding to had braces done for the last two years!! I would love to tell her how great it is!

The mom said to my mom how they were talking “how beautiful I am”. As in me ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to hear it :))

If you hear honking…

…that’s me.

On wednesday afternoon, I suddenly started leaking.

Yesterday morning, my head hurt, and I started to feel my sinuses, so I went to the pharmacy. She gave me aspirin complex, and because I took two pain killers right after I woke up, I waited for 4 hours and took it than, and my nose running got cut at least by half, and my sinuses stopped hurting!!

I also went to our honey man – it’s ย on our street, and asked for honey that is good for colds, and he said forest honey is the best.ย He also gave me a cup of honey schnapps, and you know I usually don’t drink alcohol, but that is delicious!

 

Today, I only had to blow my nose like 3 times, but I still don’t feel “healthy”, and my chest feels hangovered, it’s like my lungs have something weird in them, so I am guessing the germs just moved.

 

I hope I don’t give it to a lot of people tomorrow in the waiting room at the ortho’s!

 

Hey, you think it’s my last time at the orthos??

Rescheduled ortho appointment

I should have one this saturday, that is ok, but I couldn’t go at the hour that I was scheduled (weย will be having wine harvest/grape harvest/grape picking whatever the term is) so it would be perfect if I could come in early in the morning, so we wouldn’t have to drive down there twice in a month.

So I called on saturday, hoping to catch my ortho. No luck, it was the always-cranky -dentist. Told me it will be her (the orthos) first time in after summer vacation and it’s crazy so stick to the schedule.

So I emailed my ortho directly; I wrote as informative and as short as I could; how it’s just the time that I would like to switch, and it’s my first appointment after debracing, that everything is ok, I a just asking if I can come in early.

She wrote back that I should come on october 1st.

Well, sight, I tried.

 

 

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