Back to School Tips for Braces: Survival Checklist for the Perfect Smile

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You have taught your kids to floss regularly and brush their teeth after meals. But have you taken the time and put in measures to ensure that all your effort never gets undone? Parents tend to get overwhelmed by work and other daily duties right after the school break is over. Before your schedule gets super busy, here are some back to school tips for braces to make sure your kids retain their perfect smile.

  • Honor Your Scheduled Visits To the Dentist: You will get to learn how your kids’ teeth are fairing and if the braces are in good condition.
  • Pack A Care Kit For Braces: It is important that your kids carry a braces care kit with them to and from school. The kit includes items like floss, toothpaste, toothbrush, orthodontic wax, and mouth guard, and so on. This kit enables your child to keep their teeth clean after taking meals at school.
  • Give Them A Water Bottle: Sometimes, oral care can mean swishing some water in your mouth and spitting all the food particles out after taking your meal. It’s also a good way to keep your child hydrated throughout the day. Plus, it keeps them off sweetened juices and sports drinks which can prove detrimental to the well-being of the kid’s teeth.
  • Pack a healthy lunch: It’s easy to hurriedly whip a meal without factoring in how healthy it is or its effects on your child’s teeth. But how about if you take the time to make something that your kids will not only love but something that is orthodontic-friendly? Anything sticky or crunchy is a no-no. Examples here include yogurt, pasta, cooked veggies, freshly cooked meat, mashed potatoes, and so on.

For your child to learn and take responsibility for their oral health, it is crucial that you help by leading the way. Above are tips that will help keep your kids’ teeth clean and healthy, especially if they wear braces.

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