Can you eat cheese with braces? Yes. There’s good news for dairy lovers: yes, it’s possible. If your making a sandwich the bread shouldn’t be too dry for you to eat a grilled cheese sandwich. As a result, you might have a tough time removing it if it gets stuck between your braces. It’s important not to overcook the bread.
How about the cheese? Try mozzarella or quick melt cheese if you want a softer variety. You should avoid hard cheeses like cheddar since they will likely glue your braces.
Alternatively, if you’d like to be safe, you can cut it into small pieces, which will make it easier to chew, without getting stuck or unraveling wires. There is less chance of something going wrong with smaller food.
We searched the web for more information on forums about eating cheese and high protein foods with braces.
FOODS TO NEVER EAT
Ice! Your braces will be completely destroyed by it.
Hard candies and suckers! Chewing on them is just too tempting.
Pencils and pens! They tend to destroy during final exam time because they are prime chewing targets.
A variety of nuts, gum, caramel, taffy, and peanuts!
FOODS TO AVOID:
- Hard pretzels
- Hard taco shells
- Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos
- Carrot sticks
- Apples, pears, or peaches
- Hard rolls, bagels, or crust
- Ribs, chicken wings, or drumsticks
- Corn on the cob
- Soft pretzels or thin pretzel sticks
- Soft tacos or burritos
- Cheese puffs, cheese balls, or potato chips
- Hull-less popcorn
- Carrot curls or thin sticks
- Cutting fruit into sections
- Cutting or breaking bread into small pieces
- Removing meat from the bone
- Corn off the cob
So, can you eat cheese with braces? Yes. It is easy to eat dairy products with braces because many of them are soft – yogurt, cheese, etc. They also contain a lot of calcium. Dental treatments including braces require strong teeth, and calcium is proven to support healthy teeth. Make sure to cut cheeses that seem hard into tiny pieces if you want to chew them easily.
Food “hardness” and food “stickiness” should be considered when determining what is okay to eat while wearing braces.
To prevent bending or breaking the wires in your mouth, avoid chewing anything that has hard chunks. Damage can be caused to wires by popcorn kernels, nuts, seeds, hard candy, apples, crunchy vegetables etc.
Getting stuck between the wires and brackets of your teeth can be a problem with sticky items that do not “clear” the mouth quickly. The likes of gum, caramel, taffy. Avoid eating foods that stick between your teeth, even if you don’t have braces.
After eating, excellent oral hygiene is essential with braces. After eating, swish vigorously with lots of clean water if you’re at school/work during the day
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth thoroughly, but gently. Use a water pick to reach those hard-to-reach places, and use interdental brushes/picks to get between your teeth.
You should consult with your dentist first to find out what kind of guide to follow based on your treatment condition before consuming your favorite foods.
For more foods, read our comprehensive post of what you can eat with braces.
Can You Eat Cheese With Braces?
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