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Foods to Avoid

Your braces have the potential to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and taking care of them during treatment is critical to their effectiveness. Pencil and pen chewing and nail biting should be avoided. In addition, it’s very important to steer clear of sticky, hard and sugary foods, as they can compromise your orthodontic treatment. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires, hard foods can actually break or damage the wires and brackets and foods high in sugar can cause tooth decay and cavities.

Minimize sugary foods like:

  • Candy
  • Cake
  • Pie
  • Cookies
  • Ice Cream

Avoid hard foods like:

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

Avoid sticky foods like:

  • Starburst-like candy
  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)
  • Caramels
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Licorice
  • Tootsie Roll-like candy
  • Toffee

Limit drinks like:

  • Sugared drinks
  • Sweetened tea
  • Kool-Aid
  • Gatorade
  • Soda pop

Please check your braces for loos wires and bent brackets on a regular basis. If you notice any problems, please contact our office right away to schedule an appointment for repair.

foods to avoid
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Dr. Bunn opened her practice in San Antonio in June of 2011. She is excited to bring the latest in technology and orthodontic advancements to her practice. We will all benefit from these new techniques and the highest standard of care. Dr. Bunn is competent, confident and enthusiastic about her orthodontic treatment and the well-being of her patients, staff and community.
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