Simply Orthodontics in Dayville, CT has good news for all you BBQ fans!

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Now that the summer season is officially underway, Simply Orthodontics has some good news for those who wear braces or are just about to get them put on: There’s no need to call off the barbeques!

 

Figuring out just what exactly you can or can’t eat during this time of year can be tricky for those who are in the early stages of orthodontic treatment. Luckily, Jonna LaSalle, the Office Manager at Simply Orthodontics’ Dayville, CT, location, was able to give us some tips for when you’re firing up the grill.

 

“For the most part, cookouts are pretty easy. You can have hamburgers, hotdogs, and watermelons. You can eat all that stuff,” said LaSalle, who has over 15 years of experience as an orthodontics assistant.

 

LaSalle went on to say that you can even have steak, as long as it’s cut up into small pieces and chewed toward the back of your mouth. Corn on the cob, however, can be a bit trickier.

 

“Try to stay away from corn on the cob,” LaSalle said. “The brackets can fall off because you’re biting into the hard cob, so you might want to cut the corn off before you eat it.”

 

LaSalle also cautioned against certain types of candy.

 

“Sometimes there’s a lot of sticky candies out there that kids like to eat. Stay away from those,” LaSalle said. “Try eating popsicles or push-up pops.”

 

While sticky candies may be tempting, just remember that every time you damage a bracket you are potentially extending your total treatment time by up to a month.

 

“If a bracket gets broken they will have to come back and get them fixed,” LaSalle said. “Every time a bracket breaks it sets them back in treatment a little bit.”

 

LaSalle also noted that there’s nothing wrong with summertime fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. However, if you’re going to eat an apple a day, make sure you cut it up first. Of course there’s one rule that always applies to those in orthodontics treatment no matter what the season: Don’t forget to brush your teeth.

 

“You always want to brush your teeth,” LaSalle said. “Whatever you do, whatever you eat, just make sure you brush your teeth after.”

 

For more information about Simply Orthodontics’ Dayville, CT, location, call 860-774-2008.

 

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This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our orthodontic office in Dayville, CT would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

 

 

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