Sometimes it can be hard to identify healthy snack options if you are a braces wearer. Certain fruits and vegetables should be avoided to help protect your braces. Dr. Steven Harrison and his team at Parkcrest Dental Group present this blog entry detailing several healthy snacking options that are safe for braces wearers.
What Are Some Healthy Snacks To Avoid?
Fibrous fruits or vegetables are not the best options for braces-wearers if they are eaten raw. Foods like carrots should be avoided if they are uncooked. Apples are okay to eat, as long as they are cut into smaller pieces. Even calorie-reduced chips may not be a good option for braces unless they are eaten carefully and slowly.
What Are Some Healthy Snacks To Have?
The good news for you is that there are still plenty of great snack options that are okay for braces wearers to snack on. Bananas are an excellent snack and can be added into smoothies, which are also a snack option. Smoothies mix your favorite healthy fruits and vegetables into an easy-on-the-braces snack. Use a to-go cup to carry your smoothies with you while you’re out and about. Melons are also a great snack to take with you. Cube a watermelon slice and use a plastic bag and plastic fork to eat the melon pieces throughout the day. Light, whole wheat crackers are great snacks and are easy to carry with you during your busy day. There are many different flavors and varieties of crackers, but make sure to pay attention to how much sugar they contain to make sure you protect your overall dental health.
Make An Appointment With Dr. Steven Harrison
Dr. Steven Harrison and his team at Parkcrest Dental Group are ready to help you take healthy steps to achieve your orthodontic goals. Providing the Springfield, MO, community with consistent care, and ensuring that patients are treated with integrity and kindness has made Dr. Harrison a dynamic member of Parkcrest Dental Group.