Foods to Avoid

Common sense will be your guide

For most situations, common sense will tell you what to avoid. Hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar must be avoided. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. Sodas Nail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects should also be avoided.

Hard foods to avoid

 Hard taco shells
 French bread crust/rolls
 Corn on the cob
 Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
 Jolly Ranchers
 Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Sticky Foods to avoid

Gum (sugar-free or regular)
 Sugar Daddies
 Tootsie Rolls

Minimize sugary foods

 Ice Cream

Only Once a Day

 Sweetened tea
 Drinks with sugar
It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our office immediately to arrange an appointment for repair.

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