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And a mouth full of metal sets a smile straight.
Or something like that. Tomorrow, I get braces. Again.
My teeth have moved in the past couple of years. I don’t think my smile has changed, but my mouth doesn’t feel right. My bite is such that I’ve ground my front teeth down, and I’m am afraid of long-term consequences. So, since I haven’t been wearing my retainer for the 25 years since I had braces as a teen (as if!), it’s back for more metal.
In addition to chronicling my year in braces, this blog will:
- Explore the “smile”–my own, others’ reactions to mine, and observations from society and culture.
- Share information and learning on natural health options to address the discomforts that will no doubt arise.
My friend gave me a fun present the other day. Peace of Mind gum from Origins. (Nice to see they have large refill portions; in line with my sustainability-conscious living.)
I just saw the little canister on the shelf and popped two refreshing gumballs into my mouth. And am chewing with my still-braces-free teeth.
To the little things that can bring a smile!
Well, that brought a smile to my face just now. Yum!
My intention today is to get as many crunchy, chewy, bite-off-in-chunks experiences as possible. Because tomorrow, the braces go on, and it’ll be soups and babyfood-consistency meals for a while. Fortunately, I love soups and mushy foods. I love food.
Please send me your soup and mushy food suggestions/recipes!