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It’s important to keep your braces in tip-top shape this holiday season so you can remain on track toward your perfect smile. Sometimes it’s difficult to remember to take care of your braces because of the holiday parties, traditions, and shopping for gifts, so it’s important to do your best. To help you care for your braces, our dentist, Dr. David S. Wilbanks, is happy to give you the tips you need, which are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Brush your teeth regularly, like after each time you eat. This can help you maintain a top-notch appliance and smile. Floss your teeth at least once a day, and attend your dental cleaning appointments with your dentist. And, finally, keep up with your regular orthodontic adjustment appointments.

-Think of your braces during holiday parties: Unfortunately, there are many foods and drinks that can damage your teeth and appliance. It’s best to avoid those altogether so you don’t experience appliance damage or dental problems.

-Wear a mouthguard: When you play high-contact sports and participate in high-contact activities, it’s best to protect your teeth and braces with a mouthguard. That way when objects hit your mouth, your smile and appliance can be safe.

Call Wilbanks Orthodontics today at 915-581-5021 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for your braces in El Paso, Texas. Our orthodontic team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!