Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Take care over Spring Break!

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With spring break right around the corner, people everywhere are looking forward to warmer weather, sleeping late, & plenty of fun! 

While vacationing (or staycationing) please try to avoid banned foods - ones that are hard, sticky, chewy, or crunchy. Foods like taffy or nuts can bend or break your wires & brackets, leaving you with poking wires or loose brackets during your vacation.

Going to the movies? Avoid popcorn please.  This snack can break brackets and bend wires. Headed to a BBQ?  Don't eat corn on the cob or meat with bones, like ribs or chicken wings.  Corn on the cob can get stuck in your braces and bones in meat can loosen your brackets if you bite down too hard.

Even if you eat only approved foods, remember to have wax handy just in case. The wax will help to keep a loose bracket or wires in place until an office visit can be made.

Regardless of what your plans are during spring break, remember to choose your foods wisely, keeping in mind your braces & oral health. 

Invisalign patients - make sure to keep your trays clean - and always brush and floss your teeth too!


Most importantly have a blast on your vacation and
remember to always brush & floss!

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