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5 Back-to-School Tips for Braces

As summer comes to an end 😭, we are looking ahead to fall and the back to school rush📕. It’s easy to forget good braces hygiene in the midst of all the activity.

Dr. Nemes wanted to offer a few tips 📋 on braces care to patients who are returning to school📌.

1️⃣. Make a braces care kit. Keeping a care kit in your backpack or locker is always a good idea! Make sure it’s stocked with a toothbrush 🦷, toothpaste, floss and wax.

2️⃣. Stick to your braces “diet” 🍌. We know it can be challenging - especially when time pressed - but try to refrain from eating anything too hard, chewy or sticky so your braces stay in tip-top shape.

3️⃣. Pack a reusable water bottle 💧. Drinking water can help clear away any food residue that may be left behind after eating and will keep your braces clean.

4️⃣. Don’t forget a mouthguard. If you play contact sports 🏃‍♀️, Dr. Nemes recommends wearing a mouthguard. Let us know if you need help selecting the right one for you!

5️⃣. Maintain your check-ups 👨🏻‍⚕️. We understand it’s a busy time, but Dr. Nemes needs to see you to ensure your treatment is progressing as it should be and to make any necessary adjustments.

Good luck to all our patients in the 2019-2020 academic year🙌! If you are looking for an orthodontist in Montreal or the West Island, complete the consult request form on our website to book your consultation.

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