Read on to find three pieces of advice to help you or your family take better care of their braces. 1. Avoid sticky or sweet foods and bubbly drinks. It can be painful to say goodbye (temporarily!) to some of your favorite treats, but the damage to your braces and teeth will always be worse. To take good care of your braces, avoid hard foods, sticky candies, sweets and carbonated beverages. That means no popcorn, nuts, peanut brittle, ice, taffy, caramels, gum, sodas, corn-on-the-cob and the like. When eating occasional treats like soft cookies, cake or pie, brush your teeth afterward to rinse off the excess sugar as soon as possible.
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Just by following some simple daily habits, one can achieve healthy and strong teeth. Experts suggest that ignorance is a major reason for the wide prevalence of practices that are detrimental to oral health in India. Here are some tips to help you to take care of your teeth: Brushing twice a day: You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, one before going to bed at night and in the morning.
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A good place to start is with the smile. Joining MY Lifestyle Extra this week is Katayoun Yaraghi-Josephs, founder of Cascada Dental Spa and volunteer faculty and lecturer of dental ethics at Columbia University. Find out the latest trends in oral hygiene, what are some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to taking care of the teeth and mouth, and how procedures as simple as straightening and whitening can greatly improve your smile.
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