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During your treatment, avoid hard, sticky, crunchy, or chewy candy and snacks to protect braces, orthodontic appliances, and your teeth. These include hard candies like Jolly Ranchers, chewy candies such as caramels, gummy bears, licorice, taffy, bubblegum, and jelly beans. Also steer clear of nuts and popcorn. Carrots, apples, etc., should be cut in pieces. Also, don't chew on hard objects like pens, pencils, fingernails, and ice.
It is also best to avoid soft drinks during your treatment. We know that might be difficult, but soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks contain acids that weaken tooth enamel. The combination of sugar and acid can cause cavities and decalcification that leaves permanent white marks on teeth.
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A common misperception is that you don't need to go to the dentist while wearing braces. Not so! It's important to visit your dentist for a professional cleaning and check-up at least every six months during your orthodontic treatment. If you don't have a dentist, we recommend Westways Dental.