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Clinic Hours

Mondays to Fridays 
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m 
Saturdays 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
We accommodate special appointments outside working hours and on Sundays. Please inform us 2 days in advance so we can prepare for your visit. 

Brace Watchers Diet

February 27, 2014

“BRACE WATCHERS DIET”

Your dentist's goal is to provide you with a beautiful smile.  This can only be accomplished if the braces stay attached to your teeth.  Some types of foods are capable of breaking your bands or brackets, bending your wire, and breaking the cement under your bands or brackets so that these leak and possibly cause decay.  All of these PROLONG TREATMENT TIME.

A careful patient can eat a nutritionally balanced diet and do no harm to their braces.  The foods listed below are the ones that we have found to be the most common causes of loose bands, brackets and broken appliances.

 

HARD FOODS

These HARD FOODS are especially bad when you have braces on your front teeth:  carrots and apples (may be eaten if cut into small pieces), corn-on-the-cob (may be eaten if sliced off the cob), ribs, peaches or anything which a hard center (may be eaten if taken off the bone or pit).

 

 

  • Ice
  • Hard edges of pizza
  • Popcorn (hard kernels)   
  •  Hard corn chips or tortilla chips
  • Hard candies 
  • Nuts

STICKY AND CHEWY FOODS

Foods of which you should be careful include:  gum, candies like Now and Later, caramels, Gummy Bears, Sugar Daddy, taffy or toffee or anything else sticky.

SWEET FOODS

Care should be taken to limit the intake of sugary goods and drinks.  Although they may not cause damage to your braces, they promote cavities.  If you cannot avoid these items, limit them to once a day or less, and brush immediately after you eat.  it you cannot brush, at least rinse your mouth out with clear water. 

Foods of which you should be careful include:

Cake      Ice Cream

Pie            Cookies

Candy      Sweet Drinks like Cokes and lemonade 

 

 

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Wew! now I know what kind of foods are not allowed I mean not to eat if I had a braces. I'm planning to have braces to be done in next week. Whoa! sweets??? I need to sacrifice just to have a beautiful and perfect set of teeth.

Great article! This is very useful for those who are looking at getting dental braces. And when it comes to actually wearing braces, it's also important to note that you need extra effort when it comes to keeping their teeth clean. Food debris can get easily stuck in between the teeth and the brackets.



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