Frank Tsung-Ju Hsieh, DDS, MSD

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First Rule – Do not listen to your friends. Even if they say you can eat these thing DON’T!!!

Foods You Must Avoid!!

  • Ice Do not chew or suck ice it will destroy your braces
  • Meat on Bones such as chicken legs and spare ribs. Cut all meat off the bones
  • before you eat it.
  • Hard Chips such as Fritos and Doritos can break off brackets
  • Hard Breads – pizza crust, hard bagels and rolls
  • Nuts – are too hard
  • Hard Candies – all hard candies are dangerous
  • Sticky Candies – these will stick to and pull off brackets. They are also hard to brush off and will cause cavities.
  • Chewing Gum- a big NO NO
  • Popcorn & Pretzels too hard especially kernels
  • Corn on the Cob- please cut it off the cob
  • Raw Vegetables & Hard Fruit we encourage to you eat lots of fruit and veggies, however, you should cut them up first

Please refrain from chewing pens, pencils, remote controls, iPod, fingernails, etc. in other words – keep all hard objects out of your mouth.

*Please keep your fingers and hands out of your mouth. Do Not Pull on your braces.

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