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Are you excited for the upcoming spring break? Well, we all are! Spring break is a great time to enjoy the newly warm weather and have a break from our busy lives. While you’re on spring break, it’s very important to still take great care of your braces. Just because you’re on a break from school doesn’t mean you’re on a break from caring for your smile and appliance. So, to help you have a good spring break with your braces, our orthodontists, Dr. Tal Jergensen and Dr. Samuel Waddoups, encourage you to do the following things:

-Pack your oral hygiene kit: Your oral hygiene kit should include your toothbrush, interdental toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, floss threaders, orthodontic wax and more. These things will help you keep your braces and smile clean and fresh. Cleaning your teeth, gums and braces regularly can help keep them in tip-top shape.

-Pack your mouthguard: This is essential if you’re going to participate in high-contact activities. Wearing a mouthguard can help you protect your smile and appliance when you suffer blows to the face. The mouthguard can absorb the force and help you prevent knocked-out teeth and a broken appliance.

-Avoid chewy and sticky foods: Chewy and sticky foods can pull the brackets off the teeth and even break wires. So, avoid those foods as much as possible and sticky to braces-friendly foods.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about braces in Hemet, California, please reach out to Jergensen & Waddoups Orthodontics today at 951-252-6596. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you!