We all know we need to brush our teeth twice a day and to floss before bed, but not everyone understands the circumstances you are placed in when you get braces. For one, you are limited to what you can and can’t eat. You don’t want to eat something only to find out it’s broken a wire or a bracket, which is why it’s important to know what foods you can and can’t eat. The last thing you want is to go to an orthodontist and explain how you ate something you shouldn’t have because you just felt like it. This can cost quite a good amount of money were you unprepared.
Dr. McSurdy and staff are smile specialists so we know what people want when it comes to their smile. We actively take the time to listen to what our patients are saying and do our best formulate a solution for them. Looking at our team you will quickly find out we have the experience and skill to work with any kinds of ailment affecting you. We have over thirty years of experience in this industry and we’ve spent this time mastering our craft. Contact us now if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment with us.
List of Foods to Avoid with Braces
When you finally decide to take the step to acquire braces, you are choosing to make your life better. You are going to be acquiring a beautiful smile celebrities fawn over. However, this doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy ride the whole time. There are some drawbacks to wearing braces and one of them is the food you can eat. You are recommended to avoid eating fruit and vegetable wholely because it can break the brackets making up your braces.
This includes eating any type of hard food; you should avoid them at all costs. This includes eating meat off the bone; you will want to cut it off the bone before you start consuming it. However, the biggest problem is food getting stuck in your wires and breaking them. This is why you should avoid food like popcorn or sunflower seeds. They can get in-between your braces and move them out of place; causing you to spend money on seeing an orthodontist to fix it.
Acidic Foods to Avoid with Braces
One of the biggest types of food you should avoid is food high in acidity and sugar content. The acidity can attack your enamel for up to 20 minutes and cause it to discolor compared to what’s under your braces. The sugar content in soda and candy doesn’t help either, which is why you should consume these kinds of foods during a meal. The carbohydrates will soak up the negative properties and leave you with decently cared for teeth.
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Dr. McSurdy and staff have been smile specialists for over 30 years now and it’s because we actively take the time to listen to what our patients have to say. We want to ensure you have a pleasurable time here, which is why we put so much care into what we do. Contact us now if you have any more questions about our process or need assistance scheduling an appointment.