Brace Care for the New School Year!
It’s that time of the year again- all the kids go back to school!! If you’re going back to school with braces, here are some tips and reminders to help you keep on track of taking care of your braces and improve your smile.
Eat Braces Friendly Food
When you wear braces, there are certain types of food you’ll need to avoid. These include sticky, chewy and hard foods. Also, drink lots and lots of water! Drinking water is not only important for your overall health, it also benefits your dental health. We recommend students take a water bottle with them to school so they can drink water throughout the day. The water will rinse away remaining food particles that are lodged in the braces after eating.
Protect Your Mouth during Sports
Your braces won’t get in the way of you having a fun and active lifestyle! But you should take some precautions to take care of your teeth. The most important thing to remember is to wear a mouthgaurd when playing sport like rugby, GAA or hockey.
It’s important for everyone to wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth and braces from any impact or injury they might sustain. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Pack a Braces Care Kit
After you’ve eaten your braces-friendly lunch, it’s a good idea to brush and clean your teeth. The braces care kit can help you be prepared for a quick clean or deal with any discomfort that comes along during the day.
Your kit should include:
- Your Swords Ortho Travel Toothbrush
- A compact mirror
- Orthodontic Wax
- Mini mouthwash
- Interbrace brushes
We wish all our students the best of luck with the new school year! As always, if you have any questions regarding your orthodontic treatment or you are interested in improving your smile using braces- please don’t hesitate to call us and our friendly team will talk you through everything! You’ll reach us on 018107622 or [email protected]