Department of Dentistry | Patient Resources

Dental care

The following tips sheets were developed by our pediatric dentists to provide you with care instructions following your dental visit.


Orthodontic care

The following sheets offer helpful tips on how to care for your orthodontics at home and what types of food to avoid.

  • Care of Orthodontic Appliances
  • Palate Widening Appliance
  • Instructions Following the Placement of a Space Maintainer
  • Retainer Instructions
  • Care Instructions for Removable Appliances (Retainers)


Useful links

The following websites provide additional information about oral health care and hygiene. The sites also include information and educational activities for kids.