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Health Tip: If You Have Braces

Don't eat too many sugar foods
(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy is especially important when you have braces. That means avoiding sugary foods, which could lead to plaque build-up and tooth decay.
The American Dental Association's website offers this additional advice for people who wear braces:
Don't eat corn on the cob, popcorn and whole apples. Avoid sticky foods, such as chewing gum and chewy candies. Eat a nutritious, balanced diet. Practice good oral hygiene and ask your orthodontist or dentist about any other foods you should avoid.
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