Dining Tips for Children with Braces

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880
www.SuperMolar.com

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II wants to make sure your child has a pain-free experience with braces. It's important to teach your child how to prevent any unnecessary food build-up. Eating the wrong foods can cause your child pain and extend the period of time he or she needs braces. 

Oral-B has provided some great tips on what to eat and what not to eat while your child has their braces on. 

Your child is better off avoiding foods that are sticky and gummy such as candy, gum and caramel. Popcorn and nuts may not be the best foods to choose at this time either because they tend to get stuck in hard to reach spots behind the wires.

When eating foods like fruits and bagels, your child should eat them in  small pieces because biting down into food can lead to the food getting stuck in the wires. Another helpful tip is to cut the corn off the cob, rather than having your child bite into it. 

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I  & II recommends a child with braces to brush four times a day or after every meal. Come visit us for a cleaning or any orthodontic related service. For more information on our practice, please visit www.supermolar.com.


For further tips on braces from Oral-B, please CLICK HERE.

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