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How to Make an Orthodontic Dental Kit for Braces

How to Make an Orthodontic Dental Kit for Braces

When you are out and about, it's important to have the proper tools to keep your teeth and braces clean between meals. Many people like to make or buy a dental kit which they keep in their briefcase, backpack, car, or purse. Here are some suggestions for your dental kit. You can find all of these items in most drugstores:

  • A travel-sized or full-size toothbrush
  • Non-whitening mild toothpaste
  • A durable folding cup or a container for water
  • Dental floss and floss threaders, or special dental floss for braces
  • A small interproximal dental brush
  • Interdental picks
  • Dental wax
  • Advil or Tylenol
  • A small folding mirror

Finally, you'll need some sort of container to carry all this stuff around in. Plastic zipper bags work for a while, but they tend to fall apart over time. A better bet would be a small cosmetic bag, which you can find at almost any drugstore or variety store.

If you don't want to go to the trouble of assembling all this stuff by yourself, we have created a product called the DentaKit Braces Survival Kit, which already contains everything you need. I created this product when I had braces and needed a simple easy way to clean my braces after a restaurant meal. Click on the pictures in the right column to see the DentaKit Braces Survival Kit. and other helpful items.



About The Author

Lynn S. is the founder and owner of DentaKit.com. Shortly after getting braces in 2001 at age 41, Lynn realized that there was no convenient way for her to find the orthodontic products she needed locally. She created DentaKit.com to give orthodontic patients easy access to products that would help keep their braces and retainers clean and comfortable. Along the way, she also created ArchWired.com and its Metal Mouth Message Board to provide vital information and an online community for adults who have orthodontic braces.

Lynn has a degree in Communications and Journalism, with a focus on scientific writing and research. Before founding DentaKit.com, she was a technical writer and technical trainer for various high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Since starting DentaKit.com 15+ years ago, she has attended many meetings of various dental associations, and has read and researched extensively on a variety of orthodontic and dental subjects. The articles she writes are always vetted by one or more orthodontists or dentists before they are published.



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