By LaRoche Dental
December 16, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: braces  

When you first get your braces, you it may feel like there is a lot to get used to. After all, you will most likely be wearing your braces for at least a year so you want to be comfortable with them. However, there are certainly a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes to caring for your braces. If you want to protect them from damage, your Hollis dentist recommends steering clear of these top foods.

  • Bread: While not all bread is off limits, any hard bread like baguettes or dinner rolls should be nixed if you want to protect Bracesyour braces. Instead opt for soft bread slices and buns rather than crunchier, harder breads. Your braces will thank you.
  • Corn on the Cob: While nothing says summer quite like a delicious buttery corn-on-the-cob, it’s strictly forbidden while wearing your braces. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy that sweet batch of corn. Either opt for canned corn or remove the corn from the cob before eating.
  • Candy: There are several reasons why candy should be on your do-not-eat list. For one, the sugar can get into the nooks and crannies in your smile that is hard to clean when you are wearing braces. This can cause an increase in dental decay. However, if you absolutely can’t stay away from candy then avoid these sweets at all costs: hard cookies, and sticky or hard chocolates and candies. These treats can damage your braces, which could mean unnecessary trips to your Hollis dentist.

There are a host of other foods that you need to avoid while wearing braces. Your Hollis dentist can give you an extensive list. If you ever have any questions about what you can and can’t eat, or if you need to schedule an upcoming appointment, call us today!

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