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Did you know that having a healthy diet is important to your oral health as well as your body? Well, it’s true! Here at Phan Orthodontics in San Jose, California, we understand how different it can feel to transition into braces. To help you through this transition and your orthodontic care, our team is happy to provide you with these tips of foods to avoid with braces.

It is always important to keep a healthy and balanced diet in order to keep your smile healthy. Sugary foods can cause cavities and plaque to build up, increasing damage to your teeth and risk for gum disease. While you have braces, the risk of cavities and gum disease can increase if you do not properly care for your teeth.

Delicious sweets and treats like gum, corn on the cob, apples, gummies, candy, and any other type of sticky foods are best left avoided while you have braces. This is because they can damage your braces or stick to your teeth at a hard-to-reach place. If you have any questions about your diet or treatment while you have braces, remember to ask Dr. Derick Phan any of your questions. With good oral health care 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 to have braces or have questions about your current treatment session, please call us today at 408.251.7901 to set up an appointment. Our dedicated staff is always happy to take care of your orthodontic needs.