Nuts for a beautiful smile!

 

  • It is Xmas time, and a lot of fantastic food is around which attracts you sens.
  • However, there are some kinds of food you have to avoid when you have Braces. 
  • Foods to completely avoid with braces include:
  • nuts
  • popcorn
  • ice
  • chewing gum
  • hard candy
  • chewy candy
  • pizza crust
  • bagels and other hard rolls
  • crunchy vegetables and fruits
  • hard crackers
  • pretzels
  • chips
  • Limit the consumption of sugary foods and drinks while having braces. When sugar mixes with saliva, it creates a sticky film (plaque) that coats the teeth.
  • Brushing can remove plaque, but that becomes harder to do with braces. And if you’re unable to remove this sticky film, there’s a risk of tooth decay.
  • Be mindful that braces are sensitive to damage, so you’ll need to avoid certain foods for as long as you have braces.
  • These include sticky and hard foods that can damage the wires or bands, or cause a bracket to separate from a tooth.
  • What can we do to make you smile?