Holiday Tips

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GOING ON HOLIDAY? REMEMBER THESE SIMPLE TIPS!

If you are wearing braces and are planning a holiday, our team at Chinhara Orthodontics would suggest that you be prepared. We put together a list of items that will be handy to have with you at all times while you are out of town. They include:
  • Toothpick, flosspick, or other interdental cleaners
  • Travel toothbrush
  • A water bottle or a mini bottle of mouth rinse
  • Orthodontic wax to help with discomfort from protruding wires
  • A small mirror for examining any possible issues in your mouth

Putting these items together in a “braces/oral hygiene kit” may be wise. You may even buy a pre-made braces kit.

If you happen to be on holiday and experience problems reaching our office, we suggest going online and searching for orthodontic practices in your area. Most orthodontists will lend a helping hand to another orthodontic patient and get him or her out of pain or discomfort.

We also suggest avoiding the following foods to prevent broken brackets and/or wire distortion while you are on holiday:

  • Chewy, sticky, or gummy food
  • Apples, pears, and other whole fruits (cut fruit into wedges before consuming)
  • Hard bread rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hard candies
  • Hard cookies
  • All varieties of nuts, including peanuts, almonds, and cashews

Finally, if you wearing a removable retainer(s) and happen to lose one (or both of them), don’t worry! Simply take note of it and contact us as soon as you get home!

Follow these tips and you can have a worry-free holiday! Please give us a call if you have any questions.