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Your orthodontic handbag is a handy tool to have throughout the day, but it’s only handy if you have the right tools in it. So, for the successful orthodontic experience you deserve, our Sunshine Dental Group team recommends keeping the following items in your handbag throughout the day:

· Orthodontic wax: Orthodontic wax is extremely helpful, especially if a section of your appliance is poking and bothering you. If you have it with you at all times, you will never feel the discomfort of braces and your mouth will remain in tip-top shape.

· Lip balm: Braces tend to chap the lips a bit, which is why it’s best to keep lip balm with you at all times. Just put the lip balm on your lips when they are starting to feel dry and they will remain moist and fresh.

· Orthodontic elastics: If you are currently aligning your smile with the help of orthodontic elastics, it’s important to keep extras in your handbag. These elastics tend to break after being worn for a long period of time. So, when the elastic breaks, just replace it with a new one.

· Travel-sized oral hygiene tools: For the best smile possible, you need to brush and floss your teeth after each meal and snack. So, make sure you keep a small, travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and flossing product of your choice in your bag.

If you have any questions or if you would like additional tips on the items to keep with you throughout the day, please remember that you can always call 323.266.2120 and talk to Dr. Jorge de la Osa or a member of our friendly team at any time. We are here to help you as much as possible, and we look forward to your call!