Avoid sticky situations with your braces. Stay away from hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy candy and snacks. These include hard or chewy candies, caramel, licorice, taffy, bubblegum (even the sugarless kind) and jelly beans. Also steer away from nuts, taco chips and popcorn (especially unpopped kernels).
Good alternatives include soft chocolates, peanut butter cups or other melt-in-your-mouth varieties. If you consume sweets, do so in moderation. Brushing and flossing are more important than ever during the Halloween season, when teeth may receive more exposure to sweets that can cause cavities. Orthodontic patients should be especially conscientious about brushing and flossing after consuming sugary or starchy foods.
If it’s been more than 6 months since your last preventive dental visit, call to schedule an appointment soon. Come see us after your Halloween treating and before the other holidays fill your calendar. Keep Your Smile Healthy for a Lifetime!
Jasper Dental Associates * 706-692-2611