- Carry Your Supplies. Make sure you’ve brought along whatever works best for keeping your teeth clean on the go—a travel toothbrush, dental floss, wax, proxabrush, etc. The first step is being prepared!
- Eat Wisely. When you hit the hors d’oeuvres tray, choose bite-sized items you can chew with your back teeth. Anything that fits on a toothpick is usually a good guideline choice. Cheese, small slices of deli meat, grapes, and olives work well but bread, rice and celery, not so much. Also, meats such as bacon have a way of getting lodged between brackets and gums and is really hard to remove. So eat that bacon sparingly if you must, but be prepared for a restroom brushing session later.
- Put Your Best Smile Forward. In addition to doing a good job with your daily brushing and flossing, be sure to get your teeth cleaned regularly at your general dental office! Since it’ll be harder to give those tooth surfaces a good scrubbing, they may start to look a little dingy. The hygienist will thouroughly clean your teeth and remove stains, leaving you with shiny, whiter teeth. Also, remember to consult with Dr. Boschken before using any at-home bleaching kits.
- Break The Ice. Sometimes people aren’t too sure of what to say when they see adults wearing braces. It’s almost like you can see the wheels turning in their heads: “Is she wearing braces? I can’t tell for sure. I wish she’d keep her mouth open longer so I can see. Wait, has she always had braces? Hm, should I say something or just pretend I can’t tell? Am I staring?”
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