Foods to Avoid

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Please Do Not Eat Hard or Sticky Foods!

  • Ice
  • Bubble gum
  • Gummy bears
  • Milk Duds
  • Now & Laters
  • Skittles
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramel
  • Airheads
  • Jawbreakers
  • Warheads
  • Starbursts
  • SweetTarts
  • Taffy

Be Careful Eating the Following Items:

  • Gum – sugarless only!
  • Apples – cut up first
  • Carrots – petite mini are best
  • Nuts
  • Bagels
  • Hard pizza crusts
  • Popcorn – avoid unpopped kernels!

Avoid Soft Drinks and Sports Drinks!

These are high in acid and may cause decalcification. To read more about acidic drinks, please download and read the Recipe for Disaster article.

Please Do Not:

  • Bite your fingernails.
  • Chew on pens or pencils.
  • Open things with your teeth!

Remember: Your Treatment Will Progress More Rapidly if You Prevent Breakage of Your Appliances!

It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. If you have a loose/broken wire or bracket, please call our office immediately to arrange a repair appointment.