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Eating Right While Wearing Braces Philadelphia, PA
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If you’re wearing, or about to wear braces, then you’re on the road to a healthy and happy smile. Your newly aligned teeth will not only provide you with a brilliant smile, but they will also help you maintain optimal physical health as well. Misaligned teeth can lead to tooth decay or oral infections, which lead to more severe conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pneumonia. Aligned teeth also help with digestion, and they make it easier to clean them. If you are wearing braces, it’s crucial to maintain good eating habits and oral hygiene.

Common Food To Avoid While Wearing Braces

  • Popcorn
  • Gum
  • Ice (chewing ice)
  • Sticky or Chewy Candy
  • Nuts
  • Hard taco shells or chips
  • Apples or Carrots (unless cut into pieces)
  • Hard Pretzels
  • Caramel Candies
  • Chewy Foods

Proper Nutrition

The United States Department of Agriculture suggests following their MyPlate suggestions for keeping to the guidelines of eating from the five food groups. These are known as the building blocks for a healthy diet. You can click on their link here to learn more about overall proper nutrition.

Proper Oral Hygiene

The American Dental Association recommends brushing two times per day, two minutes each time. It’s also essential to continue to floss one time per day, even with your braces on. Colgate offers helpful flossing tips for you if you’re wearing braces. You can read about those tips here.

Call and book your appointment at Broad Street Braces today!

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


Mon – 8am to 5pm
Tue – 8am to 5pm
Wed – 8am to 5pm
Thu – 8am to 5pm
Fri – 8am to 1pm

Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!