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Taking Care of Braces at School

Did your child go back to school with braces on? The good news: they’re on track to a straighter, healthier smile. The not so great news: they have to deal with cleaning their brackets and wires 24/7 — even during school hours.

Here’s How To Keep Braces Clean At School:

  1. Carry A Care Kit

Help them out by putting together a small, private dental to-go kit. Here at Mack and Hansen Orthodontics we provide every patient with one of these at the time they get their braces on. This helps them stay organized and on track with their oral hygiene at school, practice, and even during a sleepover with friends.

  1. Brush Or Rinse After Every Meal

Brushing is important in the morning, at night, and also after every meal. Remind them to brush or rinse after lunch and every snack.

  1. Drink Plenty Of Water

Having a water bottle handy throughout the day will help clean their braces while keeping them hydrated at the same time. They should drink water instead of sodas or other sugary drinks since sugar can stain teeth and leave behind residue that can cause cavities.

  1. Protect Your Mouth During Sports

Physical activity can be dangerous for anyone. But, it’s especially true for someone with braces. They should wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth and their braces from any impact or injury they may sustain out on the field or court.

If you have any additional questions about Mack and Hansen Orthodontics or want to discover how Dr. Spencer Mack and Dr. Andrew Hansen can help you gain straighter teeth and a healthier smile with braces or Invisalign please contact us today! You can also visit to learn more about our orthodontists and request a complimentary consult, or you can call us at 903-212-7737. We’re conveniently located in Longview, TX and are just a quick drive from Marshall, Carthage, Henderson, Kilgore, and Gilmer.

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