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Did you know, having a healthy diet is vital to your oral health? Well, it’s true! Here at James B. Macomson, DDS, MSO, PA in Gastonia, North Carolina, we understand how different it can feel to transition into braces. That is why, to help you through this transition and your orthodontic care, we are happy to provide you with these tips of foods to avoid with braces.

It is always important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet in order to keep your teeth healthy. We all may have heard that sugary foods can cause cavities and plaque to build up, increasing damage to your teeth and risk for gum disease. While you undergo treatment with braces, the risk of cavities and gum disease can increase if you do not properly care for your teeth.

Delicious foods like popcorn, gum, corn on the cob, apples, and any other type of sticky foods are best left avoided while you have braces. This is because they can harm your braces or stick to your teeth at a hard-to-reach place. If you have any questions about your diet and foods while you have braces, remember to ask Dr. James B. Macomson any of your questions. With good oral hygiene each day, and your regular checkups and appointments with your orthodontist, you can have a smooth treatment period and a healthy smile.

If you are looking for orthodontic treatment, or perhaps you have questions about your current treatment session, please call us today at 704-215-4430 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is always happy to take care of your orthodontic needs.