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5 Timely Tips For Braces During Halloween in Forest Hills Queens NY

5 Timely Tips For Braces During Halloween

 Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can be a “nightmare” waiting to happen if patients are damaging appliances when eating the wrong treats.

At Braces and Smiles - Queens NY Best Orthodontist for Invisalign & Braces we love Halloween!! However, we feel it is important to educate parents and patients of the potential problems that can occur if orthodontic patients don’t pay attention to our foods to avoid list.

American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) is offering FIVE TIMELY TIPS to protect braces, aligners and other orthodontic “appliances” while also protecting teeth from decay.

That’s why the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) offers these five timely tips to protect braces, aligners and other orthodontic “appliances” while protecting teeth from decay.

  1. Avoid sticky situations with your braces and aligners. Stay away from hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy candy and snacks. These include caramel, gummies, licorice, taffy, bubblegum (even the sugarless kind), jelly beans and soft drinks.
  2. Say “boo” to hard treats – including hard-shelled peanut candies, nuts or nut-filled candies, taco chips and popcorn (especially unpopped kernels). Whether in orthodontic treatment or not, no one should ever chew ice.
  3. Brush up! Sweets can cause cavities, which means brushing and flossing are more important than ever during the Halloween season. Orthodontic patients should be especially vigilant about brushing and flossing after consuming sugary or starchy foods.
  4. Spooktacular news: Not all Halloween candy is off-limits. Good alternatives include soft chocolates, peanut butter cups or other melt-in-your-mouth varieties. The AAO even offers orthodontic-friendly recipes for Halloween on its website at http://www.mylifemysmile.org/recipes.
  5. Make a commitment to oral health. Deciding to avoid hard and chewy sweets before the Halloween season increases your rate of success — and reduces the likelihood that you’ll break braces

Watch this video put out a few years ago by the American Association of Orthodontics with additional “Halloween Brace Tips” for consumers.

Braces and Smiles

Forest Hills, Queens, NY – Top Orthodontic Specialist – Orthodontist. Expert in Invisalign, Invisalign Teen and Braces for Children and Adults. Friendly Staff and Orthodontist (Dr. Brian Lee) , State of the Art Technology, Amazing Smiles Guaranteed. Free Consultation. Close to Forest Hills Subway Station. After school and Weekend hours available. Best orthodontist for Invisalign and Braces in Queens, NY serving Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Flushing, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Corona, Elmhurst, Woodhaven, Jamaica, SouthRichmond Hill, Ozone Park, Fresh Meadows, Ridgewood, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, East Elmhurst.

Call 718-268-3666 to schedule an appointment. 71-06 110th St Suite 1G Forest Hills, NY 11375. Http://bracesandsmiles.com

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