The holiday season can often be full of tasty treats, but it is true that braces wearers should avoid certain food items to maintain their dental health. In this blog, Dr. Steven Harrison and his team detail specific foods to avoid this holiday season.
Sweet Treats Aren’t Good For Teeth
Although you may feel a real pull toward sugar this holiday season, it is important that you avoid overly sweetened foods. It may seem like a nearly impossible task, but it is important that you make sure you do not overdo it. A holiday cookie might not cause too much damage but think about the impact of multiple cookies and sugar-rich pies and cakes. If you do eat sugar this season, make sure that you are cleaning your teeth and braces thoroughly.
Hard Candies Are Harmful
It may be hard to refuse a candy cane as a kind holiday offering, but the damage it can do to your teeth might be a good reason not to eat it. In addition to high sugar levels, candy canes can snap the wire of your braces or damage your brackets.
Don’t Be A Nutcracker
Do not eat sugary or salted nuts this holiday season. They often have hard outer shells and can cause issues with your braces wires and brackets that can be as significant as the damage caused by hard candies.
Contact Dr. Steven Harrison’s Team
If you are searching for an experienced orthodontist in the Springfield, MO, area, Dr. Steven Harrison and his team at Parkcrest Dental Group are here to help you. From your initial consultation to post-treatment follow-ups, Dr. Harrison and his team will work with you and your unique dental needs