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Finding the right foods to eat when you have braces can be difficult, especially during Thanksgiving when your table is covered with delicious treats. But there is no need to worry. We are here to help you know which foods to eat this Thanksgiving holiday!

Main meal
When it comes to the meats of Thanksgiving, you’re in luck! Both turkey and ham are safe for your braces, as long as you cut them into small pieces before you eat them. Never eat the meat directly off the bone. Salads, casseroles, and dressings are usually safe—just make sure they do not contain any nuts, croutons, or anything else that is crunchy.

Sides
Some good choices when it comes to Thanksgiving sides include mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, green beans, cornbread muffins, and sweet potatoes. Some things you will need to avoid this Thanksgiving are corn on the cob, raw carrots, apples, and nuts. However, you can cut the corn off the cob and chop the carrots and apples into small, bitable pieces.

Desserts
Usually, sugary treats are horrible for your braces. However, because it’s Thanksgiving, you can go ahead and indulge in your favorite treats. However, before you take your first bite, make sure it does not contain crunchy ingredients. If it does, please take the crunchy parts out of the dessert. Also, please remember to brush your teeth after you eat your favorite sugary treat.

If you would like to know more about the best Thanksgiving foods to eat while you have braces, call our office today and talk to a member of our team!