Foods to Avoid. For now you just have to skip nuts, hard candy, taffy, popcorn and other super-sticky types of candy like nougat, juju bees, bit o’ honey, sugar babies, Charleston chew, etc. They’ll all still be there when your appliances are removed.
Less is more. This is the time for moderation. The less sugar you put into your mouth, the less that can stick there and wreak havoc. Have one and move on.
Oral hygiene is everything. If you’re eating more sweets it’s especially important to get in there at the end of each day and deep clean your teeth and the hardware in your mouth. Use your flossers, waterpik, electric toothbrush, etc and clean the best you can. Sugar can’t cause damage if it’s washed away!
On the go care. You can’t always get to a bathroom to brush after a meal or snack, we get it. It’s also not practical to carry around all the extras you might need for a deep clean while you have orthodontic appliances. But there are a few simple ways to care for your teeth on the move.