Food Guidelines

Avoid any hard, sticky or chewy foods.

Hard – Popcorn, nuts, peanut brittle, ice, corn chips, Doritos, pretzels, bagels, sub rolls, pizza crust, hard candy, lollipops, jawbreakers, etc. Corn may be eaten as long as it is cut off the cob first. Slice hard fruits and vegetables such as carrots, celery, and apples into bite-size pieces and chew on your back teeth.

Sticky – Gum (sugarless, Freedent and Stick Free gum), caramel, taffy, gumdrops, Starbursts, Gummy Bears, Sugar Daddy, Charleston Chew, Snickers, Fruit Roll Ups, etc.

Chewy – Beef jerky, Slim Jims, granola bars. Meats such as chicken, steak, spare ribs, and pork chops may be eaten but please cut meat from the bone.

Hints – Instead of biting down into foods with your front teeth, you may find it easier to use a fork and knife to cut food into bite size pieces. One way to damage your appliances is picking at them or playing with them. Chewing on pens and pencils can cause brackets to break.

Remember – If anything becomes loose or broken, call the office as soon as possible for instructions.

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