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- For yourself:
Drink or eat something very cold - this delays the movement of your heat-responsive metal wires.
Lie down with cold washcloths resting on your cheeks.
Rinse your mouth with salt-water (1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of warm water) several times a day.
- For your cooking:
Try microwaving a frozen item instead of popping it in the toaster or oven
(think frozen waffles - they definitely come out softer this way).
Seal up casseroles and meat dishes with foil while cooking them in the oven; moisture will stay in the dish, and you'll avoid it becoming crispy on top.
- For your brightest smile when you're dining out :
Avoid foods with seeds (pass on the 7-grain bread for now).
Avoid stringy cheese dishes (cut up a pizza in small bites).
Ask your orthodontist for a discreet, self-contained procta-brush (it comes with a cover and is about the size of a large paper-clip). Carry it in your pocket or purse -- it's a life-saver when you take a quick trip to the restroom to restore your smile after a meal!
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