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Foods to Avoid with Braces

Having braces means that your child needs to be more aware of what they eat. As a precaution, they should generally avoid foods that are chewy, hard or sticky.

Need something more specific? Here is a general list of foods your child should avoid when wearing braces:

  • Chewing gum
  • Popcorn
  • Hard taco shells
  • Hard and sticky candy
  • Nuts
  • Hard crackers or cookies
  • Hard chocolate

The following list of foods is ok, but make sure they are cut up to avoid any issues:

  • Fruit
  • Raw Vegetables
  • French/Italian bread
  • Corn on the cob
  • Meat

If they get upset that they need to avoid certain foods, here’s a list of foods that are recommended:

  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Melons
  • Pasta
  • Grapes

Eating an all-around healthy and nutritious diet is important for your child’s teeth. A healthy diet ensures that your child gets all the essential nutrients to their bones that are undergoing changes.

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