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2710 S. Clear Creek Rd., #118, Killeen, TX 76549 | (254) 200-1893

Eating With Braces

To avoid breaking brackets and wires, Dr. Rohini Singh will ask you to avoid certain foods. Generally, hard and sticky foods can cause damage to traditional braces, which means additional appointments with our dentist and longer overall treatment.

Foods to Avoid:

  • Sticky sweets, like caramel
  • Chewing gum
  • Hard candy and nuts
  • Chewy breads (bagels and rolls) and candy (licorice)
  • Overly crunchy snacks, like popcorn and chips
  • Whole apples, carrots and any others that can be difficult to bite into

Foods to Enjoy:

  • Soft grains and breads, such as rice, tortillas, sweetbreads and pasta
  • Milk, pudding and cheese
  • Easily chewable meat, such as fish, seafood, chicken or ground beef
  • Soft, nutritional fruits, such as bananas or ground applesauce
  • Softer, non-sticky sweets like ice cream and gelatin
  • Soft, cooked vegetables, like spinach or potatoes

If you have any questions about what to eat with braces, call 254-200-1893. Come into Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dental office in Killeen, Texas, and we can go over what foods to enjoy and to avoid.