Braces Care for July 4th

July 4th is fast approaching and you know what that means. Family gatherings and BBQ. Glaser Orthodontics wants to warn his patients who wear braces about what BBQ foods to avoid. Dr. Glaser recommends following these tips to avoid a braces emergency visit to his office near Montrose.

Hard foods to Avoid Include:

Corn on the Cob – try taking it off the cob
Ribs on the Bone
Apples, Pears or any fruit that puts pressure directly on your braces (cut your fruit)
Taco shells
Hard Rolls and Bagels

 Sticky Foods to Avoid Include:

Gum (sugar-free or regular) / Bubble Gum
Taffy (sorry no salt water Taffy)
Sugar Daddies
Tootsie Rolls

Sweet Foods/Drinks to Avoid Include:

Ice Cream
Keep Soda and Gatorade to a minimum

The team at Glaser Orthodontics near Montrose wants you to have a safe and healthy celebration this July 4. Make sure to take care of those braces so that you can avoid any emergency orthodontic treatment visit. If you need us call 914-739-6400. Otherwise, enjoy the fireworks and we’ll see you soon.