Foods That Can Damage Braces and Your Smile

Did you know, that having an excellent diet is vital to your body, which does include your teeth and gums? Well, it’s true! Here at Rollins and Petersen Orthodontics in Mesa, Arizona, we understand the importance of a healthy diet throughout your orthodontic treatment.

One thing that commonly goes overlooked is that it is always important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet to keep your teeth healthy. We all have been told that sugary foods can cause cavities and plaque to build up, increasing damage to your teeth and risk for gum disease. While you experience braces, the risk of cavities and gum disease can increase if you do not properly care for your teeth.

There are delicious foods and snacks such as popcorn, gum, corn on the cob, apples, and any other type of sticky foods that are best avoided while you have braces. This is because they can damage your braces and cause you pain or simply stick to your teeth in hard-to-reach places which can lead to cavities. If you have any questions about your diet while you have braces, remember to ask your doctor at Rollins and Petersen Orthodontics. With good oral hygiene, regular adjustments, checkups, and appointments with your orthodontist, you can have a fantastic treatment period and a healthy smile.

If you are looking for orthodontic treatment or have questions about your braces, please call us today at 480-924-2990 to set up an appointment. Our dedicated team of experts is always happy to take care of your orthodontic needs.