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How can I prevent sticky food getting stuck in my braces?

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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Brace food

The nemesis to braces is sticky and hard food.
The only real way to prevent this problem is to just not eat sticky food. Kind of a bummer but true. It's a sacrifice that will be worth it in the end.

In brief: Brace food

The nemesis to braces is sticky and hard food.
The only real way to prevent this problem is to just not eat sticky food. Kind of a bummer but true. It's a sacrifice that will be worth it in the end.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry

In brief: What sticky food?

Food in general catches on braces.
The best method is to use an interproximal brush under and around the wires/brackets to gently pull the debris off...You should be using this daily to replace flossing while on braces. Careful with candy/gums/gummies and other "sticky" foods...The sugar can cause damage.

In brief: What sticky food?

Food in general catches on braces.
The best method is to use an interproximal brush under and around the wires/brackets to gently pull the debris off...You should be using this daily to replace flossing while on braces. Careful with candy/gums/gummies and other "sticky" foods...The sugar can cause damage.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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