Brushing, Flossing & Eating with Braces

You can minimize the amount of time you need to wear braces by taking good care of them.  Here is all the information you need to keep your teeth, gums and braces in great condition.  

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    Eating with Braces

    Braces can be damaged by the foods you eat.  Hard foods can damage and loosen your brackets. Eating sweet and sticky foods may also loosen your braces and cause tooth decay.  Here are some foods to avoid while wearing braces:

    • Hard or chewy candies
    • Popcorn and corn on the cob
    • Nuts
    • Ice
    • Whole fruits and vegetables (cook these or cut them into smaller pieces)
    • Sticky foods and candies (ex. gum, taffy, caramels, gummies)
    • Sugary drinks 
    • Tough meats
    • Hard breads