Going on a vacation is exciting, so much so that it is easy to forget about your oral hygiene. No one wants to spend their entire vacation worrying about the health of their mouth, so here are a few tips to help you stay worry-free and to prevent complications with your braces while you are enjoying your vacation away from your Frisco orthodontist.

The first step to ensuring a complication-free vacation is to remember to pack all of the dental care products you need. Although your location will be different, it is still important to remember to keep your routine the same. Here are a few items that you may need:

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Mouth Wash
  • Toothpicks and Floss
  • Orthodontic Wax
  • A Mirror

The majority of these items are a part of your daily oral care routine, so they will be easy to remember. A few of these, however, are easy to forget. It is important that you remember to bring orthodontic wax in the case of potential discomfort in your mouth arising due to your braces. It is also useful to have a small mirror with you to make it easier to check out any issues with your mouth that might occur.

While being on vacation is a break from your daily life, it does not mean you should ignore what foods you are eating. The same foods that you avoid because of potential damage to your braces should be ignored while on vacation. These foods include:

  • Gummy and Sticky Foods
  • Whole Fruits
  • Hard Candy
  • Hard Rolls
  • Whole Fruits
  • Varieties of Nuts

Essentially, any food that can stick to your teeth or is hard to bite can cause damage to your braces. If you want to eat fruits, it is important that you cut them into smaller pieces.

If you follow these tips, it is unlikely that you will run into any complications. However, unlikely does not mean impossible. The last tip is to learn about a few orthodontists in the area that you are vacationing in, since you will not be able to go to your normal orthodontist. Knowing who you can rely on for service if a complication arises will make dealing with any dental problems much easier.

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