Reducing Pain From Your Braces

Braces are a simple way to improve your smile and your oral health. Dental braces can be uncomfortable and even painful, but you can take some easy steps for reducing pain.

1. Consume cold products. 

Include cold foods and beverages in your diet to reduce pain. You can have some of these products between meals, too. Cool juice or smoothies, yogurt or frozen yogurt, and fresh cold water are some examples.

2. Rinse with warm salt water. 

Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water relieves pain and discomfort. It will also heal sores in your mouth. Use plain salt and warm tap water to rinse throughout the day.

3. Avoid hard foods. 

To prevent pain, make some adjustments in your diet. Do not eat foods that are excessively hard or difficult to chew. Some examples include chips, hard bread, and nuts.

4. Avoid sticky foods. 

Sticky products can stick in your braces, are difficult to remove, and can cause discomfort. Any products that leave excessive residue should be avoided until your braces come off.

5. Make proper care of your braces a priority. 

When you wear braces, you must keep every appointment with your dentist. Your braces need to be adjusted periodically, and your progress must be evaluated. You will only have these benefits if you never skip an appointment.

In addition to your regular appointments, contact the dentist if you experience a problem with your braces. In some cases, wires can become loose. Another example is undue pain. Do not hesitate to call your dentist if you have a problem.

Some amount of discomfort occurs when you wear braces. These tips can help reduce pain so wearing braces will be a better experience. Instead of consistent issues with pain and discomfort, you can look forward to healthy, beautiful teeth.

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