Food ideas for healthy teeth and gums when wearing braces
article by Raha Sepehrara
What should I eat when I have braces?
Most foods can be eaten you just need to find the ones you can cope with, most things are easily managed in bite size. Taking small bites and chewing well will help your digestion and saliva production which will also help keep the acid in your mouth reduced.
|Foods to Avoid|
|Fizzy drinks and high sugar fruit juices|
|Sticky food with sugar coatings|
|Toffee and hard boiled sweets|
|Corn on the cob|
|Foods that can be a problem with braces|
|Hard carrot sticks|
|Muesli and nut based cereals|
|Meat that requires chewing ie steak|
|Shopping List if you have braces|
|Dairy : Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Yoghurt|
|Fish : Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines|
|Meat : Pork, Liver, Poultry, Lean meats|
|Vegetables : Broccoli, Green Beans, Sweet Potato, Carrots|
|Fruit : Melon, Apricot, Mango, Watermelon|
|Other : Bread, Cereals, Dried Beans, Orange Juice|
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