Back-to-School: Brushing Travel Kit Ideas

We know continuing to brush your braces during the school day is not as convenient as being home during the summer. As you begin to prepare, we found some great ideas for making your own locker or backpack brushing kit to make cleaning your braces easier and stylish while back at school.

We would also love to hear about your tips for fitting in your cleanings during the school day, and if you do create one of these kids please share a picture.

 

 

 

Red Sox Contest Winners

Thank you to all our patients who submitted their Red Sox Spirit Selfies in our summer Red Sox contest. We hope you had as much fun as we did with this contest. Congratulations to Noah who won the four Red Sox tickets with 343 votes! We had three runners-up from each location who won a Red Sox tee.

New ProSeal Sealant

Dr. Miller and his team know that keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces can be challenging and more time consuming, and while it is the patients job to continue to conduct good oral hygiene methods, it is our job to find products we can use to help protect your teeth and decrease your chances of damaging tooth enamel. We are excited to now start using ProSeal, a fluoride-containing sealant which helps prevent decalcification of tooth enamel, like “a suit of armor for your teeth.” While this is not meant to replace brushing and flossing, when combined with these methods, it can significantly decrease your chance of damaging tooth enamel while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

April is National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month. As we return to outdoor sports and other activities, April is an appropriate time to remind you about the importance of taking a few precautions to preserve your teeth and be protected from facial injuries, whether at a practice, at a game, or simply enjoying some fun in the neighborhood. How can you play it safe?

Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to one’s head.

Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable to damage, especially when playing sports.

Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin. Hockey pucks, basketballs, and racquetballs can cause severe facial damage at any age.

Wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports. Mouth guards can help prevent injury to a person’s jaw, mouth and teeth; and they are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury.

Let’s talk about the right mouth guard for you, during your orthodontic treatment.

April is the perfect time to get into the mouth guard habit. Wear one at every practice and every game.