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Actually, yesterday was my 48th day in braces, and it was quite uneventful braces-wise. What a contract from the first 48 hours.
While I still can’t eat high-chewing factor foods, the braces impinge on my life so little now. I even had dinner tonight with a friend whom I hadn’t seen since acquiring my metallic smile. I guess I hadn’t even told her about them. Just goes to show that we adjust pretty quickly to such changes. Self-consciousness about braces is pretty much out the door these days.
Yesterday, I was enjoying a lovely pot of pear caramel tea and a fresh chocolate-dipped scone at my fave tea place when, suddenly, dry mouth!
Yuck. A veritable bad braces moments. Was it the black tea? What the scone too dry? (Too sweet, more likely.) Probably a combination. Drinking plain water didn’t help.
Fortunately, some fresh lemon wedges came to rescue. Just squeezed them into my water. Aaaaah! Relief. (Better than resorting to artificial saliva. Who knew there was such a thing?)
Dr. Weil’s website suggests the lemon juice trick, too, and talks about other suggestions and causes (medical) for dry mouth.