Going back to school means things are changing and you’re moving into another year. Be sure to use this checklist for things to keep your smile healthy, happy and beautiful.

  • Pack braces-friendly lunches, think food soft enough to eat comfortably without damaging appliances.
  • Pack a travel toothbrush for after lunch and snacks.
  • Bring a small mirror to check for trapped food.
  • Buy floss made for orthodontic care.
  • Bring along your travel case to keep your retainer clean and safe.
  • Have a mouth guard for sports it not only protects your teeth, but also the other participants.
  • Have extra rubber bands on hand.