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If you are currently straightening your teeth with braces, good for you! Once you’re done with your treatment, you will finally have the straight, beautiful smile you have always wanted. However, that will only be the case if you take good care of your teeth and gums by keeping up on oral hygiene, attending your appointments, and having a proper diet.

Having a proper diet can be a bit overwhelming and confusing at times, which is why your orthodontist and Comfort Dental Excellence team are here to help you! For the best smile results possible, we recommend doing the following things:

-Avoid sticky foods, like: Gummy bears, taffy, toffee, gum, fruit roll-ups, caramels, candy bars with caramel, gooey granola bars, Skittles, Starbursts, and sticky candy.

-Avoid hard or tough foods, like: Pizza crust, hard candy, popcorn, bagels, nuts, corn chips, and ice cubes.

-Cut the following foods into small pieces: Apples, carrots, celery, pizza, corn on the cob, chicken wings, spare ribs, and hamburgers.

-Avoid tooth-harming habits, like: Chewing on pens, pencils, ice, and fingernails.

Dr. Hamilton Calder and our team want you to have the most successful dental treatment possible, which is why we ask you to do these things. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please feel free to call 281.376.4533 today and talk to a member of our team. We are more than happy to teach you more about orthodontic treatment in Spring, Texas!