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What are some good remedies for mouth soreness from braces, besides tylenol or ibuprofen?

My son just got braces yesterday and he is still having some soreness from that.

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Asked by kybluekids714 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Frozen bananas are AWESOME.

    Answer by elleinad at 1:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • My sons orthodontist told our son to take Aleve.. It works great and lasts longer than tylenol..

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 1:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Does he have wax to put on the spots that are rubbing his gums? That helped me. He'll get used to it quickly. My son was only in pain for a day or 2.

    Answer by mompam at 1:46 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • My son's doctor gave him wax to rub on the braces; so there wasn't the friction on the inside of his mouth. This was about 13 years ago.

    Answer by momof2jmms at 1:48 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Orajel. I am serious. It works wonders. I had braces for 3 years and that is what I did.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:04 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Hyland's teething tabs! Really!!

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:08 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • I'm going to second the Orajel. the wax only helped me a little bit, and it looked gross, like I had something stuck in them.

    Answer by twin_mommy at 2:36 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Chewing on something. When I got mine they gave me a plastic thing to bite on for a couple of days. Alternate hot and cold. Drink/Eat some hot soup then drink or eat something cold.

    Answer by momtotrips at 2:43 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Poor kid. When I got mine, my mom would always take me out for a good meal immidiately following a "tightening" because by that evening and for the next few days it would be uncomfortable enough I wouldn't want to eat. :P

    Answer by karamille at 3:09 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Oragel. Instant relief right where you need it until the Tylenol, etc. kicks in.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

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