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Eating with fixed braces

While you are wearing braces, you need to think twice about eating foods that could increase your risk of cavities. You should also avoid anything that might damage your brackets or wires as frequent breakages will add to your overall treatment time. 

Stay away from hard and sticky foods. Caramel, hard sweets and gum etc. can damage your braces and get stuck in the wires and brackets. Cut down on all sugary foods. You can still have a limited amount of sweets and fizzy drinks, but the more sugar you consume, the greater your risk of tooth decay. Always brush after eating sugary foods or sweets.

What to eat What NOT to eat
Smoothies Toffee
Tender meats, such as chicken and turkey Chewing gum
Eggs Nuts or crunchy peanut butter
Fruit, but cut it into smaller, bit-sized pieces Popcorn
Soup Corn on the cob - cut off the corn kernels
Water Fizzy drinks

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