The warm, serene weather and the brilliantly shining sun can only mean one thing, summer is here! It’s no secret that most of us are looking forward to the numerous backyard barbecues and patio parties with all our favourite summer snacks. However, if you’ve just begun your orthodontic journey, then you may be wondering what kind of snacks and beverages are safe to enjoy this season. This is undoubtedly a valid concern since most orthodontic patients worry about what they can and cannot enjoy during summertime.
According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, it’s important for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment to be mindful of the foods they eat. At Unionville Orthodontics, Dr. Krista Lee and the rest of our team have put together a few healthy and braces-friendly snacks you can enjoy this summer!
Macaroni salad is a summertime favourite that you’re sure to find at your next summer picnic or barbecue! As macaroni is a soft texture, it will be very easy for those undergoing treatment to eat. You can even add some of your favourite foods to your macaroni salad! Try adding soft, creamy avocados, or even cheese next time!
This cool, refreshing treat is ideal for the warm summer weather! Not only does its soft texture not break the bracket, but it’s good for your teeth as well. Yogurt contains high levels of protein and calcium, both of which can help to strengthen your teeth. It also contains probiotics that can help to counteract the bad bacteria that causes cavities.Try adding fruits like berries that are both good for your teeth and won’t harm your braces!
One great thing about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit that is in season! Fruit popsicles are a fun way to enjoy delicious fruits, while staying cool for the summer. These are healthy snacks and a great option for those experiencing some swelling and inflammation due to their orthodontic treatment. The cold provided by the fruit popsicles helps to reduce any pain and irritation.Try using fruits like watermelon that are nutritious and can naturally help clean your teeth!
Contact Unionville Orthodontics Today!
Are you ready to start your smile journey this season? Dr. Kriste Lee and the rest of our team would be happy to talk to you about our treatment options, such as Invisalign, clear braces, and more! Book your consultation today by calling 905-477-718 or by filling out our online form. We are proud to provide orthodontic treatment for smiles of all ages!