Life would have been so easy if we all had straight and pretty teeth where we could proudly grin into the camera. On the other hand, getting braces is not always a merry affair. In some cases, people find braces so painful that they think they would have to take their meals using a straw. The pain might be excruciating but it is temporary. So relax! Also, the good news is that there are several simple techniques that can help you relieve the dental brace pain. At Edmonton Emergency Dental, we provide you with 7 easy breezy ways to ease your discomfort caused by dental braces.
1) ICE PACKS ON THE GO
Ice has always been a remedy to cure all your pain. It works the same for your aching mouth as it does for your any injured part of the body. Applying an ice pack on your newly appeared sores due to the braces is always the best option. It is a perfect cure for all your swollen-up mouth sores. Ice stiffens your swollen cells and prevents it from getting worse.
2) TREAT YOURSELF WITH FROZEN TREATS. WUHUU!
As kids, we always cherish the thought of getting an ice cream treat after your dental appointment. If your dental braces give you pangs of pain, you don’t have to visit the dentist. Popsicles and ice creams are not only delicious treats but they also help relieve your dental brace pain. The chilled feeling in your mouth can help ease the pain caused by your braces. Also, sipping on an iced tea also helps.
3) ORTHODONTIC WAX IS A MUST
This technique should be followed as prescribed by your orthodontist. Applying orthodontic wax after your brace treatment is a must. Orthodontic wax not only acts as a great barrier between the inside part of your lips and cheeks but also the brackets of the braces. The wax, once applied, eases out your pain and irritation caused due to braces. It is applied on the braces itself to relieve dental brace pain.
4) MAINTAIN YOUR ORAL DIET
Following an oral treatment without an oral diet? Since you have your braces affixed, you can’t obviously hog on to your favorite burgers and pizza. Foods that needs to be chewed can get stuck in between the braces’ brackets. You need to adopt a strict oral diet which involves consumption of fluids and soft food items such as mashed potatoes, yogurts, smoothies that don’t require much chewing. You will be back on your normal eating habits once the pain has lessened.
5) AVOID FINGERING YOUR MOUTH SORES
Yes, we do understand that mouth sores from your braces are painful. Mouth sores can cause a severe itch in your mouth. If you do rub it, it will only serve to aggravate your mouth sores.
6) SALT WATER RINSING IS HANDY
Gargling with a saline solution is an effective way to relieve the dental brace pain. Add a pinch of salt to water and rinse your mouth daily. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Yes. The same remedy that you once used to cure your sore throat also works wonders for mouth sores. It not only heals the cuts and all your mouth sores in your inner mouth and gums but also lessens the infection caused by the metal wires of your braces. So make sure whenever your mouth feels sore just rinse it with the saline solution.
MASSAGING YOUR GUMS IS THE BEST OPTION
Well, obviously you do not require some immense gum exercise to massage your gums.Just gently rub your fingers around the gums or even better, you can massage your gums with a cube of ice.
Our team at Edmonton Emergency Dental is here to help you get through this painful process. We offer a range of dental services including dental braces. If you have any further queries on getting relief from your dental braces, just reach out to us.