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Chew on This — What to Eat and What to Avoid

There’s no escaping – getting braces will impact your lifestyle.

However, with a little effort, you can reduce the impact upon your life and get the most out of your smile investment.

Having dental braces and the food restrictions that come along with them doesn’t mean your diet should suffer.

Maintain healthy eating habits for the duration of your treatment at A Plus Dental.

Do it for your health, do it for your smile!

We suggest trying these soft, easy-to-eat foods — especially when your braces are brand new, as well as throughout treatment, to maintain the integrity of your braces.

Foods to AVOID with braces

  1. Smaller cuts of fruits and vegetables
  2. Light/slim crackers or cookies
  3. Mashed potatoes
  4. Hulless popcorn
  5. Cheese and other dairy products
  6. Peanut butter and jelly
  7. Macaroni and other pasta and noodle dishes

Foods you CAN eat with braces

  1. Nuts
  2. Ice
  3. Popcorn
  4. Sticky and hard candy
  5. Corn chips
  6. Sticky/Hard chocolates
  7. Hard cookies or crackers

Remember: When it comes to braces-friendly foods, it’s always best to simply avoid hard, sticky things altogether — ice, hard candies, gum, popcorn, nuts, taffy, caramel, pizza crust, and beef jerky.

These foods can all become easily tangled in your new smile gear. Don’t forget to cut items into smaller, bite-size strips too!

Here at A Plus Dental, we let your smile shine by providing you expert guidance and comprehensive treatments for your dental and orthodontics concerns.

A Plus Dental will help you learn more about braces and how to take care of them properly in a very professional and efficient way.

Quality Dental Care in Campbelltown

At A Plus Dental, we believe in individuality, honesty, compassion, and care. We give our Campbelltown area patients, of all ages, caring, relaxing treatments in a pleasant and comfortable environment.

When you choose A Plus Dental, you take the next step towards a beautiful, healthy smile with teeth that feel great in your mouth!

We have over 30 years of combined experience and treat each of our patients with the utmost care and respect.

FREE Orthodontic Consultation in Campbelltown

Call (02) 4627 3833 or visit us at Suite 3/300 Queen Street in Campbelltown.

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