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Back to School with Braces: Tips from Bold Bite Orthodontics in Jacksonville Beach, FL!

Adjusting to School Life with Braces: Insight from Dr. Marty Greenberg

Braces-Friendly Habits for School-Aged Children in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Now that the school is here, making the transition from summertime fun and freedom to the structured environment of school can be challenging, and even more so if they are heading back to school wearing braces. Here are a few friendly reminders that can make it easier to adjust to wearing braces while at school!

Don’t Forget About Your Food Restrictions Make sure that you have some braces-friendly snacks on hand that won’t bust your braces. It’s a good idea to pack your own snacks like cut-up soft fruits, yogurt, grapes, or applesauce so you don’t give in to the temptation of eating something you shouldn’t.

Be Sure To Brush After Lunch It can be easy to forget all about your oral hygiene when you’re so busy with school. But you need to brush your teeth after lunch to help protect your teeth from decay. Therefore, be sure to carry your toothbrush and toothpaste along with you so you can duck into a bathroom after eating to brush and floss.

Protect Your Teeth and Braces When Playing Sports You should always wear a protective mouthguard that fits over your braces whenever you play sports or take part in any activity that puts you at risk for a facial or mouth injury.

Don’t Skip Your Adjustment Appointments These appointments are key to keeping your treatment on track. If something unexpected happens and you absolutely must miss an appointment, call our office right away so we can reschedule.

Dr. Greenberg and his amazing Jacksonville orthodontics team at Bold Bite Orthodontics would like to wish all our school-aged patients the best of luck! We hope these tips come in helpful for adjusting to wearing braces while in school. Just remember that before you know it, your braces will come off to reveal the straight, beautiful, BOLD, and healthy smile you’ve been dreaming of!

Dr. Marty Greenberg : (904) 595-6869

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