Not only do you have to brush in the morning and night, but with braces it’s important to also do so after every meal. That means there’s no skimping out, even at school. We know how it sounds: exhausting. We also know how your child will react: annoyed.

1. Brush Or Rinse After Every Meal

If your child can’t remember, it’s not the end of the world. Just remember to remind them weekly that even a quick rinse in the bathroom will do!

2. Try A Proxy Brush

Flossing with metal brackets and wires can be a real pain. That’s where proxy brushes come into play. Proxy brushes are Christmas-tree shaped brushes, designed to fit in tight spaces in the mouth. Plus, they’re tiny and discreet — perfect to bring to school!

3. Carry A To-Go Kit

School, practice, or a sleepover with friends. Putting together a small, private dental to-go kit for your kids will help ensure they’re taking proper care of their braces when you’re not around.

4. Knowledge Is Power

There are a few things every patient should know about when it comes to their orthodontic treatment. Discuss with them what they can eat and what to avoid, proper brushing techniques, and the right way to store their travel toothbrush and other oral supplies.


If you find your child is in need of orthodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County offers a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients are comfortable at all times. To learn more about our practice visit us here, or give us a call at 631-320-0880 to schedule an appointment today!

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County has two locations:

Commack | (631) 486-6364 | 2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 145
Medford | 631) 320-0880) | 3237 Route 112, Bldg 6, Suite 7B