3 week update

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Hit the 3 week mark on Monday 7/8. Honestly from all the things I’ve read, I’m confident I’ve had it pretty easy. I made it through my first week back at work without incident. Thank goodness because I was really dreading it. Matter of fact, I got TONS of compliments on my hair (didn’t change a thing either lol) and my boss asked me if I had lost weight (13lbs!) and commented on how great I looked.

Last week and this week I’ve made progress with food. I’ve been able to eat things like carrots (a bit over cooked), asparagus (finally a green veggie), kielbasa, meatloaf, pita and sourdough bread (minus the crust, a bit too chewy still), and even tried a cracker with semi-success.

I haven’t had another adjustment since the last one 2 weeks ago today and comfort has been A-okay for the most part. Over the weekend I noticed I’m losing suction in the upper to the point where it would slip if I laughed too hard and it was starting to impact my speech just a tad also. Both the upper and lower move around quite a bit when chewing and food gets under them which feels uncomfortable and kind of gross, plus it makes it difficult to continue eating. I decided for the first time on Monday to use a little adhesive (just on the upper plate, not cleared to use it anywhere else yet) which has helped quite a bit. However, I suspect that won’t last long, so I have a reline scheduled for next Tuesday. I’m seriously looking forward to it!

I’m definitely getting used to the aesthetics more and more everyday and the toothiness I was hating before seems to be slowly reducing. The gal that’s been handling all my adjustments tells me that once the line is in they’ll be able to make more adjustments that will help with that a tiny bit more as well.

I still haven’t been able to look at my mouth without my teeth in. I just can’t bring myself to do it. That’s crazy/ridiculous right? I’m not sure why I’m being such a coward about it lol. I’ve seen myself without them in of course, but so far I’ve avoided seeing my wide open gummy mouth hahaha. Oy!

Oh! I discovered I can whistle with these puppies. Not well but I can and I think that’s pretty darn cool.

Overall, I’m feeling pretty good, am happy with my progress and the sense of normalcy that’s slowly building back up.
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Clydene Shipman

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I feel pretty lucky I never had all the problems i'm reading about ,I just uppers and yes I use the glue I call it, it stays in better and it doesn't move or pop out , which can make your mouth sore. I can tell the difference., the only problem I have is getting it out of my mouth I use warm water and it doesn't help , the dentist told me there's not much you can do, I had a reply which was stupid, they said use a tongue scrapper that's nuts  
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How did it work?
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So far so good. You’re a real life saver Charlie Brown!! Having a thinner layer definitely feels WAYYYY better and it’s seems to be holding really well. Had slightly less issue with food getting underneath too. Could be what I was eating or could be that the powder is the way too go. I’m going to give it a shot tomorrow for work too and see how it holds up for a full day. What’s removal like with the powder? Do you find it difficult to get off the denture and the/or the roof of your mouth?
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The removal is the best part. Swish a little mouthwash and it’s all gone. No scrubbing. As for the denture, run some water on it. Clean like normal. Comes off soooooo easy.
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Oh man! I’ve never been so excited in my life!!!.... well at least since this process started anyway. Thanks again Charlie!!!!
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No problem. That’s why we are here. To pass on anything we know
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Glad to hear you’re doing so well! Don’t worry...I just hit 3 months and I still haven’t looked at myself without them in. I have no problem putting my fingers in but I just can’t look!
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Yeah, we need to get over it. I do still talk to my wife after I take them out. It was bad at first lol. I was embarrassed but I lived. She doesn’t care at all. Your boyfriend doesn’t either. If he is with you just for your teeth he wouldn’t be a very deep person.
Since I got this viral stuff going on I’ve been taking mine out after dinner. Healing and all, and I’m not gonna glue em back in. That has helped me get more comfortable in my own skin. Life’s too short to let such a small thing hold you back.
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You’re absolutely right. Honestly my confidence has been slowly building back anyway. I hope I can get to point where it doesn’t matter to me anymore... at least in the comfort of my own home. My daughter hasn’t seen me either. But I know she doesn’t care, she’s the sweetest, most compassionate person I know.
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I’m not even sure my son knows. He’s a teenager, so if I don’t have a video game or computer in my mouth he doesn’t care. :)
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I told my daughter what was going on. I didn’t want her to be worried in the event that my face was bruised and swollen after the fact. But yeah she’s 13 and her only care in the world is keeping up with her Snapchat streaks... whatever the hell that means haha
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great you sound like a good dad, just make sure she doesn't be afraid of the dentist.