Monday, February 28, 2005

New food groups

The spacers have changed the way I'm thinking about food. All of a sudden the food groups are not fruit, vegetables, meat, grains, etc., but very soft or liquid (no teeth required), soft (can be processed using the pressure of the tongue or light chewing), not so soft (may be uncomfortable but probably safe), and hard or sticky.

On Friday, the spacers were taken out and now I have metal bands cemented around my molars. Eating is easier now, actually, because the teeth fit together again. So anything but hard or sticky food which could cause some damage is usually not a problem. I just have to rinse my mouth and brush my teeth after every meal.

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