More Tips To Keep Your Smile Healthy
During your braces treatment, there are some limitations to the kinds of foods you are allowed to eat. There are some common food items that you may already know about and some you will learn can be harmful to your treatment. Below is a general list of what to avoid and what is best for that killer smile.
What to Avoid
Candy, cookies, cakes, ice cream, pie, etc. Anything high in sugar can lead to tooth decay.
Caramel, taffy, starburst, licorice, gum, etc. Anything sticky can cause tooth decay and cause damage to your appliances.
Citrus fruit, pickles, soda, etc. Limit your intake of these as they can eat away the enamel protection on your teeth.
SUGAR & CARBONATED DRINKS
Soda, juice, energy drinks, sweet tea, etc. Limit your intake of these to avoid cavities and decay. Make sure you rinse your Invisalign trays if you drink any acidic liquids while wearing them.
Feed Your Smile with These Foods!
Milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. Calcium loaded foods help strengthen your teeth and bones.
FRUITS & VEGGIES
Soft fruits and vegetables are great for your teeth. Avoid hard vegetables such as carrots unless they are steamed! These will naturally clean your teeth and freshen your breath.
Bread, brown rice, nuts, oatmeal, etc. Grains aid to the cleansing and nutrition of your teeth and gums.
Did You Know?
Time of snacking: Keep in mind that when your teeth are not chewing, your mouth is producing saliva to clean your mouth and help you digest your food. If you are always eating and not allowing your body to undergo this process, your body will not neutralize the harmful acids.
Visit Your Toronto Orthodontists!
We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about foods to avoid while wearing braces. Don’t forget to brush and floss regularly and maintain a healthy diet during treatment. Contact us for more information.