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Dentist visit went well. It only took about 30 minutes, and now I have a hole in my jaw and some lovely pills to take for a week or so. I went ahead and made an appointment for a normal exam in January, at which point I'm sure I'll be told I need all sorts of things done to me... Oh well.

The tricky part is, I'm not supposed to eat popcorn, chips, or nuts for 2 weeks. Those are STAPLES OF MY DIET. Well, popcorn and nuts are anyway. I don't care much about chips really. I'm also supposed to avoid carbonated and acidic beverages, which is fine, I have plenty of tea, but it doesn't seem to make loads of sense in light of the fact that I'm also supposed to rinse with a peroxide solution a couple times a day. But I guess this is one of those times I shouldn't try to understand, and just follow the damn instructions. ^_~
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hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Thursday 11th December 2008 19.42 (UTC) (Link)
The peroxide solution doesn't contain sugar. *shrug* They're basically minimising bacterial growth by hitting them with acid and giving them no sugar to grow off.

And popcorn is a staple of your diet?! Don't you get bored? I get bored of popcorn during a 2 hour movie!
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Thursday 11th December 2008 20.07 (UTC) (Link)
I would have thought it was the sugar as well, except they recommended drinking Gatorade, Kool-Aid, or sweet tea to combat the bitterness of the antibiotic they sewed into my jaw.

Oh, I do get bored of popcorn. It manages to be a staple anyway because it's easy and fast to make, and there's nothing offensive about it. Popcorn is basically the fallback food when I can't be arsed with anything else, or am hungry but I don't really want anything.
hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Thursday 11th December 2008 20.31 (UTC) (Link)
How bizarre. Especially the Gatorade/Kool Aid thing! Maybe it's the combination of acid with sugar? Oh who knows the mysterious ways of dentists... :-)

Ah. My staple seems to be spaghetti carbonara at the moment, which is very quick to make and uses up the extraordinary amounts of bacon we have in the fridge.
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