Foods That Can Damage Braces and Your Smile

Did you know, having an excellent diet is vital to your body, which does include your teeth and gums? Well, it’s true! Here at [practice_name] in [city], [state], we understand the transition into braces. That is why, to help you through this transition and your orthodontic treatment, we are happy to give you with these tips of foods to avoid with braces.

One thing that commonly goes overlooked is that it is always important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet in order 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 are best left avoided while you have braces. This is because they can damage your braces that might cause you pain or stick to your teeth at a hard-to-reach place to create cavities. If you have any questions about your diet while you have braces, remember to ask Dr. [doctor_name] any of your questions. With good oral hygiene, and your 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 if you have questions about your braces, please call us today at [phone] to set up an appointment. Our dedicated team of experts is always happy to take care of your orthodontic needs.