Friday, February 5, 2010

Healthy, Smart Food Choices

80% of teenagers in North America wear braces. This attention to healthy teeth and a great smile means having to make some smart food choices while wearing braces.

So, here's a quick reference of foods that you should avoid. But don't dwell on what you can't eat - focus on what you can eat and you'll have way more fun during your orthodontic treatment. Avoid the foods below, but don't deprive yourself of healthy treats!

Ice....Definitely NO!!
Peanut brittle
Hard pizza crust
Corn on the cob
Doritos, corn chips, hard tacos, cheetos, fritos
Hard pretzels
Hard rolls and bagels
Raw carrots
Bubble gum
Carmel candy
Beef jerky

This is just a small list. Remember, nothing hard, sticky, or sweet!