During treatment, it is important to maintain regular appointments with your General Dentist. With proper care and maintenance, you can promote your oral health while on your way to a more beautiful smile.
For certain sports it is a good idea to wear a mouth guard. Ask us about recommendations based on your specific needs when you come in for your next appointment.
When making your dining choice, choose softer foods and avoid foods that are particularly hard, chewy, crunchy or sticky. Cut or tear pizza and sandwiches before eating them rather than trying to bite through them. Slicing up items like apples or carrots before eating them is a good idea. When your braces are adjusted, your teeth may be a little more sensitive, so choosing softer food like pasta, soups or a healthy smoothie can be a good choice. These food choices also may apply if you have a Palate Expander (RPE). Please avoid chewing gum and chewing on ice.
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