How to Make Sure Your Braces Don’t Spoil Your Vacation

When I go on vacation I like to try all sorts of foods.   Besides local cuisine, I pull out the gummy bears and all my favorite snacks.  

 I  want you to have a great  vacation and enjoy all the foods you love too.  A  word of caution however,  nothing is worse than a broken bracket or a painful wire while relaxing on the beach.  So savor those delicious foods but still watch out for these: 

•Chewy, sticky, or gummy food

•Apples, pears, and other whole fruits (cut fruit into wedges before consuming)

•Bagels and hard rolls

•Corn on the cob

•Hard candies, cookies or pretzels

•All varieties of nuts, including peanuts, almonds, and cashews

If the gummy bear temptation gets the best of you it is good to know that most orthodontists will lend a helping hand to another orthodontic patient and get him or her out of pain or discomfort.

Dr. Johnson