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Ask Dr. Mark J. Bronsky: Now that I have braces, what can I eat?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Let’s say you just got braces and Dr. Bronsky has informed you that during your orthodontic treatment you will want to avoid eating anything sticky, hard, crunchy, or chewy. What does this leave for you to eat? Lettuce? Nothing?

Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, created a variety of “braces-friendly” recipes that will allow you to enjoy your favorite treats without interfering with your orthodontic care!

Recipes include main dishes, side dishes and even yummy desserts! After all, a healthy diet provides essential nutrients and helps the patient achieve the best possible results from treatment at the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS.

If you have any questions about the recipes listed or about the foods you should be avoiding during your orthodontic treatment, please ask us during your next adjustment, give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

Enjoy!

Ask Dr. Mark Bronsky: “How do I prevent tooth decay during my treatment?”

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Great question!

If you are brushing and flossing daily during your orthodontic treatment at the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS, we think that’s great! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every 3-to-6 months in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing (and visiting the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS, of course). Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining good oral health, especially during orthodontic treatment.

Tooth decay, which is caused by sugars left in your mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break down your teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay because adolescents tend to be lax in their oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines, combined with regular dental visits, help keep tooth decay away.

If you have any questions, please be sure to ask Dr. Bronsky or our team during your next adjustment appointment, or ask us on Facebook!

  

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