A regular reader (you know who you are!) recently brought up a good point:
“Why are you talking so much about eating mushy foods? Is your pain tolerance that low?”
Great questions. I guess I forgot to mention that my teeth don’t meet except on two half-molar sized points. This means I can’t bite and can barely gnaw; no pizza, no crunchy veggies, no biting into a cookie… you get the picture. This is why I’m longing for crunchy food.
Why this indignity? When I got the braces on, one of my top teeth hit a bracket on a bottom tooth. This is not a good thing; either my top tooth would get chipped, or I’d bite off the bottom bracket. So to keep them apart, I got two little globs of plastic stuff on bottom molars, to separate my teeth.
Take a look.
So, now you know. This explains my mushy food preference.
(Fortunately, this is not the plight of most braces wearers!)