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Surviving the Holidays With Braces!

– Wednesday, December 04, 2013 –

We ❤ the Holidays!

The holiday season has arrived!  And with it comes many tempting treats that can make it challenging if you have braces.   Here are some guidelines to help you enjoy the holidays (and keep your orthodontist happy!)


Foods to Enjoy

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Pot roast
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Green bean casserole
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Pumpkin pie (without hard crust)
  • Cheesecake
  • Whipped topping
  • Jello
  • Hot chocolate
  • Eggnog


Foods to Avoid

  • Candy canes
  • Toffee
  • Hard candies (cinnamon, peppermint)
  • Peppermint bark
  • Peanut brittle
  • Caramels
  • Hard cookies (gingerbread, hard sugar cookies)
  • Pecan pie
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Hard pretzels
  • Croutons
  • Meat on the bone (ribs, chicken wings, turkey legs)


Remember to brush and floss especially after any sugary treats.  Have a wonderful holiday!

by Dr. Jill K. Mioduski

Dr. Jill grew up in North Muskegon, Michigan, a small town just off Lake Michigan. She has known she wanted to be an orthodontist since fourth grade!

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