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Food to Avoid During Orthodontic Treatment

Braces and orthodontic appliances can be damaged by various types of food. That's why we recommend you simply avoid these foods all together. The foods to avoid include:

Sticky Foods

  • Caramel
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Gum
  • Licorice

Hard Foods

  • Nuts
  • Crunchy Pretzels
  • Ice
  • Popcorn
  • Chips
  • Hard Candy
  • Corn-on-the-Cob
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Pizza Crust

Foods that are very high in sugar can contribute to tooth decay, and oral hygiene is harder when you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. Avoid sugary foods like candy, pie, cookies, cake, and ice cream. Also, reduce your soda intake, and don't chew on pens, pencils, or fingernails.

Need a complimentary initial orthodontic consultation? Contact Valley Fair Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in San Jose to schedule your appointment. Our office serves Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Rose Garden, Willow Glen, Saratoga, Los Gatos, and surrounding communities.

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