Vacationing with Braces
Spring and Summer are fast approaching, which means so is vacation season. If you are planning a vacation for your family and your child has braces, it is important to come prepared. You never know what could happen while on vacation so we want to help you pack.
Here are some things you should add to your packing list:
- Toothpick or floss
- Travel toothbrush
- Travel sized mouth wash
- Orthodontic wax in case there is any discomfort with wires
- Small mirror in case you need to see any issues in side of the mouth
These items should help if a small problem arises. If you experience a bigger brace emergency, however, and you can’t get to our office, try looking up other orthodontic practices in the area you are located. They should be able to help get your child back to feeling comfortable till you get home.
Even though you are on vacation, try to have your child still avoid foods that could cause any problems.
Foods to avoid include:
- Hard candies
- Food you bite into such as corn, apples, pears, carrots, etc.
- Sticky gum or chewy candies like caramel
- Nuts or popcorn
- Hard cookies
- Older bread making it more difficult to bite into
- Beef Jerky
These are just a few ideas to keep in mind when planning your family vacation. We are here to answer any questions you might have before leaving for your trip. It’s important that you feel like you are going on a worry-free vacation by keeping your mouth happy and healthy! Newnan Office Phone Number 770-304-0333
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