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Did you know that the foods you eat can affect your braces? While your smile is being aligned, it’s important to watch what you eat. Here are the details:

First, you’ll want to avoid eating hard and sticky foods. Why? Well, these foods can add pressure to your appliance and peel the brackets off your teeth. Sticky food can also cling to your teeth and cause decay. Here’s a short list of examples: caramel, Skittles, Starbursts, toffee, gummy bears, pizza crust, nuts, popcorn, corn chips, and ice cubes.

Also, please remember to simplify the chewing process; cut your larger foods into small pieces. Then, pop these pieces into your mouth and chew them with your back teeth. This will help you avoid issues involved with biting into hard foods. Some examples include apples, carrots, corn on the cob, pizza, chicken wings, spare ribs, and pears.

If you have any questions about what you should and shouldn’t eat while wearing braces in San Antonio TX, don’t hesitate to call W Dental Group at 210-526-0925. Dr. Watkins and Dr. Peña with our caring dental team are eager to give you the answers and information you need to prevent any damage to your braces and keep your smile in great shape!

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