Eating Habits

AVOID EATING:                                                                                         FOODS TO AVOID

  • HARD FOODS
  • STICKY FOODS
  • FOODS HIGH IN SUGAR CONTENT

 

If you are careful you can probably eat almost any food and do no damage to your appliances. However, these three types of food may cause trouble, as may other foods. Use common sense or, if you are in doubt, ask us about some food you enjoy eating.

HARD FOODS may do damage by bending wires, loosening cement under the bands or breaking the little brackets and tubes which are attached.

STICKY FOODS damage appliances by bending wires and pulling cement loose.

FOODS HIGH IN SUGAR CONTENT should be avoided whenever possible. If you do eat any of them, brush your teeth immediately. If it is not convenient to brush, then always rinse your mouth with clear water after eating very sweet foods such as cake or pie.

AVOID:

  • popcorn, nuts, peanut brittle
  • ice (not even if you’re careful)
  • corn-on-the-cob
  • taffy and caramels
  • regular sodas
  • corn chips, crisp tacos
  • fruit cakes, gummy bears, etc.
  • pizza crust (the hard outer edge)
  • lemons (pure lemon juice can hurt your tooth enamel)

 

ACCEPTABLE:

  • carrot sticks (cut into thin curls)
  • apples (cut into wedges, don’t bite)
  • hard French bread (take small pieces and be very careful)
  • diet drinks
  • chewing gum (only sugarless)

IT IS BEST TO CUT UP ALL FOODS INTO SMALL, THIN BITES.