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Please explain if it is safe to wear dental wax on your braces while you are sleeping?

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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Sure

likely will stay in place, and if not, its not harmful to swallow in the size you are using (about a pea sized amount)

In brief: Sure

likely will stay in place, and if not, its not harmful to swallow in the size you are using (about a pea sized amount)
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Stuart Hoffman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Not really.

I would not recommend using dental wax while sleeping.
If the wax becomes dislodged, it can be swollowed or caught in the airway. Better safe than sorry.

In brief: Not really.

I would not recommend using dental wax while sleeping.
If the wax becomes dislodged, it can be swollowed or caught in the airway. Better safe than sorry.
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Chocolate

Read the ingredients on a chocolate bar wrapper. There' slots of wax in chocolate.
If you swallow a little wax while asleep it will "work out all right in the end." use wax to cover "stickers" until you get used to braces. It's safe and effective.

In brief: Chocolate

Read the ingredients on a chocolate bar wrapper. There' slots of wax in chocolate.
If you swallow a little wax while asleep it will "work out all right in the end." use wax to cover "stickers" until you get used to braces. It's safe and effective.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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