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EATING RIGHT WHILE HAVING BRACES While you are wearing braces, you need to think about the foods that could increase your risk of cavities. Stay away from hard candy and sticky foods. Caramel, gum, ice, corn on the cob. They can damage your braces and get stuck in the wires and brackets. While the foods stuck there, it provides lots of sugar for cavity- causing bacteria to munch on. Cut down on all sugary foods. You can still have a limited amount of sweets and pop, but the more sugars you eat the greater your risk of tooth decay. ALWAYS brush after eating sugary foods or candy. It's not just what you eat, but also when you eat it. Frequent snacking or sugary foods is worse than eating those foods with a non-sugary meal. Don't eat sugary foods or candy before going to bed without brushing. Dr. Doug Tolle Dental Visits Don't ignore going to the dentist just because you are having Orthodontics treatment. You need to go every 6 months and have your teeth cleaned while in Orthodontic treatment. Braces can trap food around the brackets and this decalcifies the enamel on your teeth thus causing cavities when you ave your braces come off. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! Bremen Family Dentistry Dr. Doug Tolle 1712 W. Plymouth St., Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com EATING RIGHT WHILE HAVING BRACES While you are wearing braces, you need to think about the foods that could increase your risk of cavities. Stay away from hard candy and sticky foods. Caramel, gum, ice, corn on the cob. They can damage your braces and get stuck in the wires and brackets. While the foods stuck there, it provides lots of sugar for cavity- causing bacteria to munch on. Cut down on all sugary foods. You can still have a limited amount of sweets and pop, but the more sugars you eat the greater your risk of tooth decay. ALWAYS brush after eating sugary foods or candy. It's not just what you eat, but also when you eat it. Frequent snacking or sugary foods is worse than eating those foods with a non-sugary meal. Don't eat sugary foods or candy before going to bed without brushing. Dr. Doug Tolle Dental Visits Don't ignore going to the dentist just because you are having Orthodontics treatment. You need to go every 6 months and have your teeth cleaned while in Orthodontic treatment. Braces can trap food around the brackets and this decalcifies the enamel on your teeth thus causing cavities when you ave your braces come off. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! Bremen Family Dentistry Dr. Doug Tolle 1712 W. Plymouth St., Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com