15 Dec Holiday Food Tips For Braces
The holiday season is often accompanied by delicious foods, sweets, and candy that is tempting to most of us. With all these food options, it’s important for those with braces to be mindful of the types of snacks they indulge in. Our team at Taunton Orthodontics wants to help ensure that your braces remain strong and your smile stays healthy this holiday season!
What Foods Should You Avoid During The Holidays?
Hard foods such as crusty bread, candy sticks, crackers, and nuts can impose tension on your braces and bend the wire, or even snap it. This not only adds to the cost of treatment, but it might also slow down treatment!
Sticky and chewy foods such as sticky caramel, toffee, and Christmas pudding easily get stuck between the teeth and become clogged. Sticky foods can also make the wires or bands on your braces come loose. Over time, this can result in plaque build-up, tooth decay, and other dental problems.
Which Holiday Foods Are Safe to Indulge In With Braces?
Soft foods are the most recommendable options for people with braces. Some safe holiday food options include:
- Turkey and ham
- Mashed potatoes
- Scrambled eggs
- Ice cream
Switch It Up for the Holidays
Whether your goal is to make a fashion statement or to change your look to match the holiday festivities, you will find a wide range of color braces to choose from at Taunton Orthodontics! Try changing your elastics to green and red for the Christmas holiday!
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