Ah, Back to School! The nostalgic smell of glue, crayons and new notebook paper. It’s amazing how it can instantly take you back to your childhood and remembering your elementary school days. It’s a time that is loved and hated all at the same time. Parents are ready for routines but sad to see summer go bringing their babies another year closer to growing up. The kids are excited to see friends but would rather not do the whole “school thing” at all. The very thought of back to school brings bittersweet feelings to all.
Each year, your school will publish a list of typical supplies that your child will need. If your child has braces, there are a few more essentials to add to the list of supplies. To make their day easier, don’t forget to have a braces supply kit in their backpack or locker incase they need it. Those supplies can include wax, floss, floss threader, toothpaste, travel toothbrush, rubber bands, ibuprofen (if your school allows) and interdental brushes. Each year before school starts, Backus Orthodontics delivers emergency kits and emergency procedures to school nurses in the area. It’s comforting to know that your school nurse is equipped with supplies to help your child when he/she needs it! Make your own braces supply pack by picking the supplies up during your school supply shopping or stop by our office and ask us for a backpack/locker orthodontic supply kit. Our kit includes wax, floss, bands (as needed), interdental brushes, toothbrush, toothpaste and of course our card incase you need us! Remember, being prepared sets you off on the right foot for a successful school year and in this case, a healthy and pain free smile!
*Added note: A great product I have recently discovered is a disposable toothbrush called Wisp. It is pre-pasted and the opposite end has a toothpick. Check it out here, it could be your new favorite for on the go oral hygiene!