Soft chewy candies are known to be detrimental for braces as they can stick to them and damage them. A better alternative is to choose candies that are softer and that can melt in your mouth.
Make smoothies as an alternative to candy by means of fresh fruits and using your preferred ice creams. This will help cut down the amount of sugar you are having which may cause your brackets to loosen. Other than this you can brush your teeth every time after you have candy as well as floss.
The bacterium that is found in your mouth prospers on sugar. Whenever you have a sugary drink or food such as candy, the sugar that is left on your teeth and gums will increase, increasing the acidity in your mouth and deteriorating the enamel that shields your teeth. Consequently, a cavity will form. Try to rinse your mouth with water alongside brushing your teeth to remove the acid and the leftover sugar from your mouth, making it a thriving environment for your teeth.
Sugar damages teeth regardless of whether you have braces or not. With braces on, it just becomes more difficult to keep your teeth clean as there are many nooks and crannies that the sugar can find its way into. This causes the bacteria to thrive easier in the mouth of someone who has braces. With braces you need to brush every portion of your mouth properly. This includes your wires, your brackets and the sides of each bracket so that the sugar does not stay there to wear down the enamel of the tooth.
These recipes have been put together to help guarantee that the restrictions for food and braces is met yet it will not disturb your sweet tooth:
By Gina from London
Sandra - Maple Cross
Preparation time 5 minutes
At Ocean Orthodontics we understand that getting braces can be difficult to manage. We want you to enjoy your food to its fullest and still have beautiful and healthy teeth. To get the advice of our qualified dentists call us on 0754434233.
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