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Tips to Take Care of Your Kids’ Teeth While They Have Braces Philadelphia, PA

As a parent, you should ensure your child takes care of their teeth while having braces. Braces are a big investment in time and money, and ensuring they stay in good condition throughout the treatment process is essential. Below are some tips to help you care for your kids’ teeth while they have braces.

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing are always important but especially critical when your child has braces. With braces, there are more areas for food and plaque to get stuck, leading to decay and other problems. Therefore, encourage your child to brush their teeth at least twice daily, using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Flossing is also essential; your child must use a floss threader to pull the floss under the wire of their braces. You can also consider purchasing a water flosser to help remove food particles and plaque.

Eating the Right Foods

Ensuring your child eats the right foods while they have braces is crucial. Avoid sticky and hard foods that damage their braces, such as gum, candy, popcorn and hard nuts. Instead, please encourage your child to eat soft foods that will not damage their braces, such as mashed potatoes, yogurt and soft fruits.

Regular Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkups are essential while your child has braces. Your dentist will need to monitor their teeth and braces to ensure that everything is progressing as it should be. They will also check for any signs of decay or other problems that could arise during the treatment process.

Use a Mouthguard

If your child plays sports, they must use a mouthguard to protect their braces and teeth. A mouthguard will help prevent damage to the braces and their teeth and reduce the risk of injury.

Learn More About Taking Care of Your Kids’ Teeth

Taking care of your kids’ teeth while they have braces requires extra effort, but it is well worth it in the long run. Your child can achieve a healthy and beautiful smile with the proper care and attention. Contact Broad Street Braces to schedule a consultation if you have concerns about your child’s braces, want to learn more about caring for their teeth or want to explore our orthodontic services. Our experienced orthodontists are here to help your child achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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