So this is going to be my smile for approximately the next year –
That’s actually more of a grimace, but you get the point.
If you are thinking “this is a food blog, I don’t care about your embarrassing mouthware!” then chew on this
fun fact- most of the nutritional problems in the elderly are directly related to issues with their teeth. Dietetics definitely recognizes the link between the health of your teeth and your overall health; we had several lectures last semester devoted to dental carries alone. As much as I wish they wouldn’t, my trips to the orthodontist are definitely going to have an impact on the way I eat in the coming months.
I can take the retainers out to eat and brush my teeth, but ideally they need to be in my mouth as many hours a day as possible. This has a couple of scary effects on my diet –
- I can no longer be a grazer. In order to maximize my retainers-in-mouth time I need to generally stick to three meals and day and they need to be as short as is realistically possible.
- I cannot really eat during my classes. I suppose I technically could, but I don’t plan on taking out my retainers in the middle of a lesson. I’m not really sure how this is going to work, especially with my 6-8:40pm class.
After I was done reliving my teens I spent the morning running random errands. We’ve got quarters for laundry, a new stock of stamps, and my mouth looks like it belongs on someone who gets felt up in the hallway; done and done.
My mouth doesn’t really hurt yet (it will), but the crunchy salad I had planned for lunch was not happening. I ended up walking down the street for a slice of buffalo chicken pizza.
Followed by some nice cold ice-cream.
And I’m glad that lunch was calorically heavy because it ended up also being dinner. I’m not sure whether it’s the after-effects of yesterday’s migraine, all the extra spit I have going, or a combination of both, but the thought of eating dinner was just sickening. I’ll have an extra big breakfast tomorrow!
Suggestions needed! What the heck should I do about eating on campus?