Taking Care of Braces at School

6 Ways to Take Care of Your Braces At School
Posted on 09/19/2019
Smiling child with braces at school

6 Ways to Take Care of Your Braces At School

It can be fairly easy to ensure that your kids take care of their braces when they are at home. However, when they are out and about, such as during the school day, it becomes harder to ensure that your children are doing what need to be to take care of their braces. While you can't be with your child every waking moment of the day, you can set a regimen in place that will encourage your child to take care of their braces, even when they are gone at school.

The following are some great tips you can use to help encourage your child takes care of their braces while they are at school:

Pack a Bag of Braces Essentials:

Packing a bag of essentials for your child to take to school that will help them take care of their braces is a first great step. Packing the essentials such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, dental wax, lip balm, rubber bands, and a small mirror can be helpful in making sure your child has what they need.

Avoid Foods That Harm Braces:

While it might be tempting to do things like chew gum or eat other sticky, chewy, or hard foods, avoiding them is the best practice while you have your braces. Otherwise, you're asking for dental emergencies if wires snap or brackets get knocked loose throughout your day. Steering clear of these types of foods will help you go through orthodontic treatment without further incidents.

Brush & Floss Your Teeth After Lunch:

Getting your teeth brushed and flossed after lunch helps ensure that you aren't leaving food particles stuck in your braces that can c ause a painful situation later with all of the metal, wires, and teeth that are involved with braces. Brushing also helps get rid of plaque, tartar, bacteria, and other unwelcome results of leaving pieces of food between your braces for a long period of time. Keeping your oral health at a premium now will help you have a great smile free of marks when your braces come off of your teeth.

Wear a Mouthguard When Needed:

You have pieces of wire and metal in your mouth, so wearing a mouthguard is a smart way to protect yourself against painful injury if you receive any force directly to your face during any sort of sporting activity.

Drink Plenty of Water:

Keeping hydrated helps remove plaque and tartar that may otherwise build up on your teeth and between your braces. Moreover, it also helps remove food particles that cause these issues in the first place.

Consider Talking to Your Child:

Before sending your child to school with braces, consider talking to them about the importance of keeping up with their braces while they are in school. If they keep up with their braces now, they will reap the benefits when their braces come off to reveal a beautiful smile.

Contact Your Youngsville & Lafayette Orthodontist

Taking care of your child's braces now only benefits them in the long run. If you have any further questions about how your child needs to care for their braces, please feel free to contact us at Oubre Orthodontics for further information. You can also call us anytime at (337) - 988 - 2025. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

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