Thanksgiving Dinner and Braces

What NOT to eat:

Main Dish

  • Casseroles with nuts
  • Meet directly off the bone
  • Large slices of turkey and ham

Side Dish

  • Corn on the cob
  • Raw carrots
  • Nuts and apples
  • Cranberries (dried or sauce)
  • Popcorn

Desserts

  • Caramel apples
  • Pecan pies
  • Apple crumble pie

What you CAN eat:

Main Dish

  • Stuffing
  • Salad without nuts
  • Small bites of turkey and ham

Side Dish

  • Steamed vegetables
  • Mashed and sweet potatoes
  • Corn bread
  • Green beans
     

Desserts

  • Pumpkin pie
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate pie

Tips for eating with braces:

  1. Bite with the side of your mouth
  2. Develop a preference for softer foods
  3. Stay away from anything that has nuts and seeds
  4. Avoid stringy foods such as spaghetti, roast beef, and mozzarella cheese
  5. Chew slowly and cut food into small pieces
  6. Always keep dental wax or dental silicone with you for mouth sores and cuts