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  • July 4th BBQ Foods and your Braces

    July 4th is fast approaching and you know what that means. Family gatherings and BBQ. Milestone Orthodontics wants to warn his patients who wear braces about what BBQ foods to avoid. Dr. Milestone recommends following these tips to avoid a braces emergency visit to his office near Verona.

    Hard foods to Avoid Include:

    Corn the Cob – try taking it off the cob
    Ribs on the Bone
    Apples, Pears or any fruit that puts pressure directly on your braces (cut your fruit)
    Taco shells
    Nuts
    Chips
    Hard Rolls and Bagels

    Sticky Foods to Avoid Include:

    Gum (sugar-free or regular) / Bubble Gum
    Taffy (sorry no salt water Taffy)
    Sugar Daddies
    Toffee
    Tootsie Rolls
    Caramels
    Starburst

    Sweet Foods/Drinks to Avoid Include:

    Cake
    Ice Cream
    Cookies
    Pie
    Candy
    Keep Soda and Gatorade to a minimum

    The team at Milestone Orthodontics near Verona wants you to have a safe and healthy celebration this July 4. Make sure to take care of those braces so that you can avoid any emergency orthodontic treatment visit. If you need us call 201-845-8411. Otherwise, enjoy the fireworks and we’ll see you soon.