Summer Braces Care Guide

Summer Braces Care Guide
Posted on 04/27/2018
Now that summer is almost here, many of you who are wearing braces will be heading off on vacation with your families or spending time away from home at summer camp. Since you won’t be following a strict routine like you do when school is in session, it can be easy to forget all about taking good care of your braces and oral health when you’re having so much fun enjoying the amazing summer weather. That’s why we’ve put together this summer braces care guide. By following these tips, you shouldn’t have any problems keeping your smile healthy and your braces safe from harm!

Carry an Oral Care Kit with You

Whether you’ll be heading out of town for the day to visit relatives or spending a few days at summer camp, it’s important that you take along everything you need to keep your braces and teeth clean. We recommend packing a small kit that you can carry with you that contains the following items:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Small hand mirror
  • Orthodontic wax
  • Extra elastics (if you use them)

It’s also a good idea to take our contact information with you in case you run into a problem with your braces that you don’t know how to solve.

Stick to Your Braces Diet

Summertime is when there are all kinds of delicious foods tempting you from roasted corn-on-the-cob to chewing and sticky ribs. Just remember that you need stay away from any foods that can wreak havoc on your braces like hard, chewy, and sticky foods. The last thing you want to happen is to miss out on some summer fun because you need to visit your orthodontist to get your braces fixed! There are plenty of braces-friendly summer foods you can enjoy so dig into those instead of taking any chances!

Don’t Consume Too Much Sugar

Ice cream, popsicles, and icy cold soft drinks are cool and refreshing summer treats that are hard to resist. However, getting a cavity while in orthodontic treatment is no fun at all! Try to limit your consumption of sugar this summer to keep your teeth healthy. You can make yourself a healthy smoothie when you’re craving something sweet!

Stick with Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Even though you know the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene when you’re wearing braces, it’s easy to forget all about taking care of your smile when you’re outside having lots of fun. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, always take the time to brush your teeth and braces after eating!

Have Lots of Fun!

Even though you’re improving your smile with West Palm Beach braces, you can still enjoy all the fun the summer season has to offer! Just keep this braces care guide in mind so nothing happens that can spoil your fun! And don’t forget to wear a protective mouthguard anytime you’re doing something that puts your teeth and braces at risk whether it’s skateboarding, surfing or playing beach volleyball! If you have any questions or need some help solving a problem you’re having with your braces, just get in touch with us and we’ll help.