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7 Foods To Avoid While Wearing Orthodontics In Waterloo

If you end up getting orthodontics in Waterloo, you may need to abstain from eating certain foods that can damage your braces and therefore require additional dentistry.
But don’t panic … I won’t ask you to clear out your entire fridge and all your cupboards. Here’s a list of seven food items you should stay away from during your orthodontic treatment …
Crusty French breads
Candies (caramel, lollipops, gumballs, etc.)
My rule of thumb is if it’s crunchy, sticky, or chewy, stay away from it! Ice cubes also pose a risk.
Why can these food items be harmful to your braces? They can result in broken brackets or loose bands. I’ve seen it happen before.
… And if you have a habit of chewing on pens, pencils, or fingernails, you’ll need to do your best to stop.
You can eat fruits and veggies like … apples, carrots, celery, and corn, but they should be cut into small pieces first. Planning on eating meat? If it has a bone, make sure to cut off the meat.
Have any questions about Waterloo orthodontics? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our welcoming team would be delighted to hear from you.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Iris Moreira, general dentist in Waterloo


About Iris Dentistry

We are located in the Marsland Mall, in Waterloo, Ontario. We serve the Waterloo Region with orthodontics services, as well as general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr. Iris Moreira is an Invisalign provider. We are accepting new patients at all ages and would love to look after your smile.