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A Clean Mouth is a Healthy Mouth Marietta, GA
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When you got your braces on, our Marietta orthodontist explained the proper care of your new smile and all the ways to clean around the appliances in your mouth.

You probably know that gum disease is one of the greatest threats to braces wearers and that you should be brushing after eating anything. You might even have a toothbrush and toothpaste in your handbag, backpack, or tote. But cleaning up after eating is only one way to keep your mouth clean with braces on.

Have you thought about which foods might be extra harmful to your teeth while you’re wearing braces?

When deciding which items to pack in your lunch, cook for dinner, or make for breakfast, you really have two questions to ask,

  1. How will this food affect my braces, and
  2. How will this food affect my teeth?

It’s important to think over both so that your investment is protected as much as your oral health!

Foods that can break your braces or wires include things like ice, hard candy, raw veggies, and sticky foods like toffee or caramel. Avoiding items like these will help keep you from making appointments to fix brackets or re-set wires that have popped off.

Keep your teeth healthy by avoiding foods that have to be flossed out like popcorn, apples with peels, and berries with seeds. Save those for dinner, when you’re at home and have access to your extra cleaning aids.

If you keep your teeth clean and your braces intact, it will be just a matter of months before your smile will be straight and healthy!

Ready to get braces? Contact East Cobb Orthodontics in Marietta to book your consultation!

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthdontics

East Cobb Orthdontics - Marietta Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Road Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 993-7118

Our Patient Reviews

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 227 reviews

My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

Irene B.

Everybody here is always nice and answers any questions I may have. They are very considerate when it comes to treatment because they know how uncomfortable it may be sometimes. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful smile.

Sophia B.

East Cobb Orthodontics is very modern in their way of approaching orthodontics. They also make sure that you know what they are doing and what they plan on doing in the future.

Frank H.

I would recommend East Cobb Orthodontics to everyone! The staff is incredibly nice and helpful, always greeting you with a smile. I have enjoyed my time at East Cobb Orthodontics, and I am especially thankful for the wonderful smile they have given me.

Alex E.

Dr I's office is so friendly and fun! My daughter and I got braces together. No matter how many extra visits we needed for poking wires, extra rubber bands or wax, the staff was always very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Dr I's orthodontics to anyone who wants a beautiful smile and lots of fun along the way!

Laura L.

My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

Isabella S.

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