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As you align your teeth, it’s important to do all you can to take good care of your appliance and smile. Make sure you keep up on oral hygiene, attend your checkups, and wear a mouthguard while you are active. However, there is another important way to take care of your oral health and keep your appliance in tip-top shape, and that’s by having a proper diet. To help you have the best diet possible, our 360 Orthodontics team recommends avoiding the following:

— Sticky foods like Gummy Bears, taffy, toffee, gum, fruit roll-ups, caramels, candy bars with caramel, gooey granola bars, Skittles, Starbursts, and sticky candy.

— Hard or tough foods like pizza crust, nuts, popcorn, corn chips, hard candy, ice cubes, and bagels.

— Hard-to-eat foods like apples, carrots, corn on the cob, pizza, pears, celery, chicken wings, and spare ribs. The best way to eat these foods is to cut them up in small pieces and chew them with your back teeth.

— Tooth-harming habits such as chewing on pens, pencils, ice, and fingernails.

Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and our team are here to help you in any way we can, so if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatment in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, please call 440-243-9575 today. We are more than happy to give you the tips and information you need to succeed. All you need to do is call our office and schedule an appointment with our orthodontist.