Yesterday I was having supper with two of my grandchildren when I got to noticing the braces on their teeth. That brought up the question of what to do about braces in a long-term emergency. At what point do you remove them and how?
After a bit of research I found out the following. I couldn’t find a good answer as to when to take them off. I have looked on the internet and have found some you tubes showing how to remove braces. This one seems to be about the best https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv4a2XO1QLI.
It looks like it is fairly easy to remove braces, if they are of this type. I am wondering if there are other styles and if this makes a difference in how you remove them? What complications can occur and how do we prevent them?
On another note, how do you take care of teeth and dental issues in a SHTF scenario? It might be impossible to either get to a dentist’s office or, if you can, that the dentist would have the supplies necessary. (Remember how dependent we are on “just in time” shipping for nearly all the goods we buy and use.) It would be smart to learn how to make homemade toothpaste (and have the ingredients on hand). This article has a complete list of dental supplies you can begin adding to your preps.
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