Foods To Avoid
A well balanced diet that minimizes sweets and sugared beverages is important. Hard, sticky, and/or crunchy foods should not be eaten to avoid damaging your braces.
Stay away from HARD FOODS like :
- Peanut brittle
- Corn chips
- Pizza crust
- Hard candy
Hard foods may damage your braces by bending your wires and/or loosening your brackets/bands.
Avoid STICKY FOODS like:
- Fruit Roll-Ups
- Gummy bears
Sticky foods damage your braces by bending wires and pulling brackets/bands loose.
BRUSH/RINSE immediately after sweets like :
- Soda pop
- Ice Cream
High sugar foods increase the likelihood of plaque build-up. If you do eat these foods, you should brush or rinse immediately afterwards.
EAT with care:
- Hard breads
All of these foods should be sliced into smaller pieces and eaten carefully to avoid damage to your braces.
Increase your intake of CALCIUM and VITAMIN C :
- Orange Juice
Calcium and Vitamin C are very important for healing bone and gum tissue that were affected by the movement of your teeth.