The topic of teeth is a bit of a weird one for a beauty and lifestyle blog, right? My teeth never used to be important, i’d just give them a brush twice a day and that was that until I got my braces. On an exciting note though, this post is sponsored by Panasonic to bring to you the Oral Irrigator by Panasonic which you can read more about further down the post.
I got braces in January of 2018 and I remember when I was having them put on, the dentist was telling me all the things I couldn’t eat and drink. Fizzy drinks, popcorn, nuts, sweets, carrots… the list goes on. I’m not a particularly fussy eater but when the dentist was basically listing the only foods I eat I was a bit worried. Of course I adhered to the list within the first 2 weeks of having my braces on but then I decided to just eat whatever I wanted. I found that I was losing weight sticking to soft foods and soups so I went back to eating what I would normally eat without braces. Of course I was cautious with harder foods but once your braces have settled and you no longer worry that you’re going to snap them, then it just becomes natural again. I haven’t tried biting into an apple (and I probably won’t ever try it) and I’m too scared to have chewing gum but most things I eat now.
This leads onto caring for your braces, as well as your teeth. My dentist recommended brushing twice a day for 3 minutes and although I stuck to brushing twice a day it’s probably not 3 minutes… Dental wax also helped with the rubbing of my gums at the start but now I don’t need it but always have it just in case. I’m worried that i’ve been drinking too many fizzy drinks but when I do I make sure I give an extra good brush and if I can, when I feel I have something stuck in my teeth I give them a brush even if it’s in the middle of the day.
For the upmost part of having braces you get used to them being there and it doesn’t feel unnatural but getting food stuck in them is the most frustrating thing. Luckily for anyone with braces the oral irrigator by Panasonic that I mentioned would be amazing to making sure your teeth are as clean as possible when you have braces. Although I do brush my teeth as often as recommend I find that sometimes they don’t feel as clean as they could be. With the oral irrigator’s 2 modes (jet mode & air jet mode) it removes food residue from your teeth by spraying pressured water and gets right into the gaps of your teeth that toothbrushes can’t. It’s rechargeable, handy and the perfect companion for extra clean teeth. You don’t just have to be a braces wearer, this is perfect for anyone! You can find more information about it here.
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*This blog post is sponsored by Panasonic, however all opinions are my own and are in no way biased*
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