Foods to Avoid with Braces

Foods to Avoid with Braces

It’s crucially significant to floss and brush your teeth regularly once you have removed your braces to keep your gums and teeth healthy and hygienic. If you do not take good care of your teeth, you may need to visit your dentist often to clean your braces professionally. If you have a history of any gum disease, you must see your dentist for appropriate orthodontic treatment.

Although the technology has changed and the braces now come with innovative technology, it is still essential to look after them cautiously. As a dentist, I have seen many patients visit to clean their braces because some food particles may have stuck in them or, due to some food types, they get damaged.

Expert dentists recommend avoiding some sorts of food in order to sustain dental health.

You can also check our article regarding What Can You Eat with Partial Dentures?

Below is the list of foods that should be avoided while wearing braces and the recommended ones by the dentists.

Foods to Avoid

❌ Corn chips
❌ Gum
❌ Hard cookies or crackers
❌ Hard taco shells
❌ Ice
❌ Nuts
❌ Popcorn
❌ Pretzels
❌ Sticky and hard candy
❌ Sticky or hard chocolate

List of food you can consume, but you must chew it well into small chunks.

Corn on the cob
Hard rolls
Italian or French bread
Raw vegetables
Sub sandwiches
Thin crust pizza

Recommended Foods

Not all food is restricted by dentists, but the following is the list that you can enjoy.

✅ Cheese
✅ Hulless popcorn
✅ Light crackers or cookies
✅ Mashed potatoes
✅ Oranges, bananas, grapes, strawberries
✅ Other fruits without pits
✅ Peanut butter and jelly
✅ Ravioli, spaghetti, macaroni, and other noodle dishes
✅ Yogurt

Maintaining a nutritious and healthy diet can significantly impact your dental and overall health. The healthier you eat; the better results you would get for an orthodontic. However, you can make a manual list of foods that should be taken and avoided to keep in mind and keep your teeth retained.

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