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Did you know that having a healthy diet is the key to positive health and a healthy smile? Well, it’s true! Here at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in North Bend, Washington, we want you to have a healthy smile and lifestyle. That is why, to help you through your orthodontic care, we are happy to provide you with these tips of foods to avoid with braces.

It is always important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet in order to keep your teeth and body healthy. We all may have heard that sugary treats and candy 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 will increase if you do not properly care for your teeth.

Yummy foods like popcorn, gum, corn on the cob, apples, and any other type of sticky foods are best left avoided while you have braces. These foods and treats can harm your braces or stick to your teeth at a hard-to-reach place. If you have any questions about your diet while you have braces, remember to ask Dr. Kirby Nelson & Eugenia Lee any of your questions or concerns. As always, with good oral hygiene each day and your regular checkups and appointments with your orthodontist, you can have a great treatment period and a healthy smile.

If you are seeking orthodontic care, or perhaps you have questions about your current treatment, please call us today at (425) 888-1896 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional staff is always happy to take care of your orthodontic needs.