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Fixing your teeth requires keeping your braces in check. If your braces become damaged, they will not be able to serve you as they should, which can set back your alignment recovery and treatment.

As the year comes to an end, Yuma Orthodontics, Inc. remains committed to your orthodontic needs. Here are a few things you can do to protect your teeth this holiday season.

Because traditional braces may inhibit your regular eating patterns, avoid foods mentioned by your orthodontist that can get stuck in or damage your braces. A few holiday foods to avoid include:
– chewy candies such as taffy or chewing gum
– hard candies such as candy canes
– popcorn or corn on the cob
– apples
– various nuts and snacks
– hard cookies, peanut brittle, and crackers

Always remember to brush your teeth twice daily and floss your teeth once daily. Don’t forget to clean your retainer weekly. It’s also important to be careful with objects around your mouth which can damage your braces or your teeth. It is important to visit regularly with your orthodontist.

If you have any oral accidents, or your braces have been damaged, please contact Yuma Orthodontics, Inc. as soon as possible. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Wilson, we can be reached at (928) 343-9559, or stop by our office in Yuma, Arizona. Let us address your questions or concerns, so you can have a stress-free happy holiday season.