Let Dental Health Ring!

With the 4th of July right around the corner, you’re likely gearing up for an independence-themed barbeque bash with friends, family, and loved ones.  Before indulging yourself, consider what you should and shouldn’t be eating with braces. Braces are delicate, and if you eat too many of the wrong foods, you’re liable to damage the wires and, in turn, your smile.

Foods To Avoid

Anything hard, sticky, or sweet is a no-no. Sugar-laden treats will only lead to tooth decay, and the wires on your braces respond poorly to the acids found in sugar. Here’s a list of some foods that should never make it onto your plate.

  • Ribs
  • Popcorn
  • Corn
  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Ice
  • Gum
  • Pie
  • Soda

Foods To Enjoy

Fortunately, you can still enjoy some delicious options! Softer foods that are lower in sugar are plentiful during a summer BBQ – it’s just about making the right choices. Some meats, side dishes, and beverages that are dentist approved are as follows.

  • Coleslaw
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Potato salad
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Fruit

Speak With A Professional

If some professional guidance is what you need, Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk & Nassau County is a phone call today. As industry specialists, we’re equipped to counsel our patients on the do’s and don’ts of eating with braces.