One thing you definitely don’t want to do this Halloween? You don’t want to try to enjoy yourself but accidentally damage your Fastbraces. Then again, you really don’t want to miss out on the holiday and all of the yummy stuff that comes with it. Isn’t there some happy medium, you wonder? Of course: If you’re eating food that qualifies for daily consumption, such as items that yield under pressure and that don’t threaten to damage your treatment, then you’re in the clear. Hoping for some more specific recommendations regarding candies and treats to avoid, just so you’re feeling confident about what you may or may not reach for during your holiday festivities? No problem. Our Celina, TX team is on it!
If It’s Very Chewy, Don’t Do It
One general suggestion within preventive care that will help you whether you have Fastbraces or any other type of dental work is to be careful with chewy candy. Did you know that this is even beneficial for individuals without any dental work at all? Here’s what we’d like you to remember about keeping away from stuff that takes forever to chew through:
- It’s going to stick to your teeth, to your brackets, to your crowns, get wrapped around your dental bridge, etc., which means sugar is going to rest on your teeth for a prolonged period of time (ahem, this is how cavities get started or worsen)
- Chew, sticky stuff can seem harmless but is often sticky enough to pull brackets, wires, and other work out of place
Slow Down There!
Love shoving entire handfuls of caramel popcorn into your mouth? Well, if ever there was a holiday that promoted reckless treat enjoyment, Halloween just might be it! However, when you’re already consuming something that’s risky (and even if it’s something that’s not so risky), overindulging in the moment may cause you to accidentally damage your treatment. Remember, your Fastbraces can withstand daily eating but if you place too much pressure on them, accidents can happen. Take it slow and steady, so you enjoy your candy and snacks without accidentally causing a problem!
Keep Your Fastbraces Safe With Our Advice
Heed our suggestions for keeping your Fastbraces treatment safe and on track this Halloween and beyond for success! Get the information and treatment you need in Celina, TX by contacting Celina Family Dentistry to schedule a visit today at (214) 851-0130.