Foods to Avoid with Braces - White Plains Dental | Sokoloff

Foods to Avoid to Keep Your Energy Levels High

In most situations, common sense will tell you what Foods to Avoid. Hard foods, sticky foods, and foods high in sugar must be avoided. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. Nail biting, pencil, and pen chewing, and chewing on foreign objects should be avoided.

Foods to Avoid

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid:

  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  • Liquorice
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramels
  • Starburst

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid:

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces)
  • Bagels
  • Chips
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Pizza crust
  • Uncooked carrots (unless cut)

Minimize Sugary Foods like:

  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy

Only Once a Day:

  • Soda
  • Sweetened tea
  • Gatorade
  • Kool-Aid
  • Drinks with sugar

It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or lose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, call our office immediately to arrange an appointment for repair. Read Also Braces Friendly Food

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