February 23, 2017
Choose Soft and Friendly Foods While Wearing Braces or Aligners
You need to consume a lot of minerals and vitamins to strengthen your teeth during orthodontic treatment. However, you might find it difficult to chew food right after beginning to wear aligners or braces because the tissues in your mouth can feel sensitive. It is still easy to consume vital nutrients by making a green vanilla mint smoothie and using a blender to whip the ingredients. The recipe for this beverage includes the following:
• Coconut milk
• Fresh mint leaves
• Vanilla extract
• Fresh spinach
• Frozen banana
The day before making a green vanilla mint smoothie, place a whole banana in your freezer. When it is time to make this tooth friendly smoothie, add the ingredients to a blender before whipping the ingredients for a few minutes. Pour the smoothie into a glass to drink it immediately for a snack.
Continue to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene
After drinking your tooth friendly smoothie, it is a good idea to brush your teeth to remove food debris that can lead to cavities or gingivitis. Friendly foods can remain on the wires, brackets, and plastic of your orthodontic devices, so maintaining oral hygiene is essential. In addition to brushing your teeth at least twice a day, orthodontists recommend flossing your teeth to remove the plaque that develops between teeth. If you can’t brush or floss your teeth, then rinse out your mouth thoroughly with fresh water.
Schedule an Examination With an Orthodontist
It is easy to contact Team Demas Orthodontics at one of these facilities in Connecticut:
• Southington – 860-276-0333
Team Demas Orthodontics has two knowledgeable orthodontists who can perform an evaluation to determine if you need braces or aligners. Patients can have an examination from either:
• Dr. Don Demas
Schedule an appointment today at Team Demas Orthodontics.
Team Demas Orthodontics
27 Meriden Ave #2a, Southington, CT 06489, USA