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Braces Care With

Your Expert San Antonio Orthodontists

For all of you braces-wearers out there, holiday break can really take a toll on the overall well-being of your mouth and braces! With holiday-inspired sweets, treats, and meals around every corner, it’s crucial that you give your brackets some extra tender love and care on a daily basis; ensuring that your orthodontic appliances are in good shape and still working hard to straighten your smile. Here at San Antonio Orthodontics, our doctors and dental team have put together a few tips and tricks you can utilize to keep your braces as healthy as possible while you kick back and relax during your time off!

What Excessive Sugars & Starches

Can Do To The Health Of Your Mouth

Hard candies, sticky sweets, and delicious cakes and pies contain enormous amounts of sugar that can cake onto and in between your teeth, making it difficult to properly floss and brush all of that cavity-causing sugar away...especially if you have braces. Additionally, loads of carbohydrates, starches, and hard savory foods can damage orthodontic appliances all the same! During the holiday, make sure you avoid all foods that could potentially damage your brackets or harm your gums and teeth.

Holiday

Foods to Avoid

  • Licorice
  • Toffee
  • Caramels
  • Ice
  • Candy canes
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Brittle
  • French bread crust/rolls
  • Hard cookies
  • Popcorn
  • Taffy

Give Your Daily

Hygiene Routine A Boost

In addition to your normal daily dental hygiene regimen, it’s recommended that you brush and floss after every holiday meal or snack. Proper oral hygiene is integral to ensuring your braces are doing their job, as well as making sure your teeth and gums are as healthy as they can be. After each and every one of your holiday festivities comes to a close, make sure to brush and floss all those sugars and starches away as soon as possible, and make sure there aren’t any food particles stuck on or in between teeth or brackets! Remember, good nutrition and a healthy diet are the most crucial elements for maintaining a healthy smile; make sure to consume all of your holiday sweets in moderation.

Your San Antonio Orthodontists Provide

Post-Holiday Orthodontic Exams!

After the holiday season comes to a close, it’s a good idea to visit your expert San Antonio orthodontists for a thorough orthodontic exam! After nearly a month-long free for all of the holiday meats, sweets, and treats, we will make sure that your braces are in tip-top shape, and that you’re maintaining proper upkeep on the cleanliness of your teeth and gums.

Give Our Office A Call Today For

Cutting-Edge Braces In San Antonio, TX!

Regardless of how you spend your holiday break this year, it’s crucial to remember that your braces, teeth, and gums need a little extra TLC on a regular basis! From grandma’s delicious cookies to your mother's famous lasagna, holiday foods are working against the health of your mouth from the moment you take a bit. As long as you’re brushing, flossing, and rinsing multiple times each day, your teeth and braces will stay in tip-top shape! To find out other types of foods you should avoid during the holiday break, feel free to get in touch with our office today. Additionally, you can schedule you post-holiday orthodontic exam by using our online appointment request form. We hope you have a wonderful, braces-friendly holiday break this year!