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One of the best parts about the holiday season is the food. From turkey to hams and everything in between, it’s a great time of year for those who love to eat.

However, if you have braces, it can also be a challenging time of year. How do you eat your favorite foods without causing any undue damage to your braces, or make cleaning them even more time-intensive?

Let’s look at what you can do to still enjoy the holiday season foods even with braces.

Avoid the nuts
During almost any cocktail hour at a party, you’ll be served nuts. However, you shouldn’t eat these even if you really want them – they’ll get stuck in your teeth, brackets, and just about everywhere else in your mouth.

Embrace the pumpkin and pudding

If you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to deal with sticky foods, then learn to embrace the softer sweet foods. Items like pumpkin pie and pudding can satisfy your sweet tooth and not create a giant mess in your braces.

Always brush and floss

After eating anything at a party, make sure you brush and floss as quickly as possible. This ensures food doesn’t get stuck anywhere for too long and cause long-term problems.

If you have any other questions about eating during the holidays while wearing braces, call us today at 512-258-6683 for more information.