I Love The Holidays!

holiday braces

The holiday season has arrived!  And with it comes many tempting treats that can make it challenging if you have braces.

Here are some guidelines to help you enjoy the holidays (and keep your orthodontist happy!)

Foods to Enjoy:

  •             Turkey
  •             Ham
  •             Pot roast
  •             Stuffing
  •             Mashed potatoes
  •             Gravy
  •             Green bean casserole
  •             Cranberry sauce
  •             Pumpkin pie (without hard crust)
  •             Cheesecake
  •             Jello
  •             Hot chocolate
  •             Eggnog

 

And here are the foods I recommend to AVOID

  •             Candy canes
  •             Toffee
  •             Hard candies (cinnamon, peppermint)
  •             Peppermint bark
  •             Peanut brittle
  •             Caramels
  •             Hard cookies (gingerbread, hard sugar cookies)
  •             Pecan pie
  •             Nuts
  •             Popcorn
  •             Hard pretzels
  •             Croutons
  •             Meat on the bone (ribs, chicken wings, turkey legs)

 

Remember to brush and floss especially after any sugary treats.  Have a wonderful holiday!