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Having a healthy diet is essential to excellent oral health. Here at Lee A. Mahlmann, DDS, MS, Inc. in Richmond, Texas, we understand how tricky it can feel to transition into orthodontic treatment. That is why, to help you through this transition and your orthodontic care, we are happy to provide you with these tips of foods to avoid with braces.

It is always an excellent idea to maintain a healthy and balanced diet to keep your smile healthy. Many of us know that sugary foods can cause cavities and plaque to build up, increasing damage to your teeth and risk for gum disease. While you experience treatment with braces, the risk of cavities and gum disease can increase if you do not properly care for your teeth each day.

Delightful foods like popcorn, gum, corn on the cob, apples, and any other type of sticky foods are best left avoided while you have braces. This is because they can harm your braces or stick to your teeth that may be hard to keep clean. Always remember if you have any questions about your diet and foods while you have braces, remember to ask Dr. Lee A. Mahlmann any of your questions. With good oral hygiene every day, and your regular checkups and appointments with your orthodontist, you can have a fantastic and easy treatment period and a healthy smile.

If you are looking for orthodontic treatment, or if you have any questions about your orthodontic needs, please call us today at 281-342-6311 to set up an appointment. Our professional staff is always happy to take care of your orthodontic needs.