To celebrate #BreakfastWeek we’ve put together some ideas that are great for all our brace wearers out there!
Porriage or weetbix with cinnamon and banana (Don’t be adding sugar!)
Oats soaked in yogurt with grated apple and soft berries
Scrambled egg with beans
Smoothie (we love banana and mango!)
Pancakes with mushrooms and poached egg
Cooked pasta with cucumber, tomato pepper (chopped into small pieces) with mayonnaise and chicken
Baked potato with cottage cheese and salad
Egg mayonnaise on soft bread
Mashed potato, stewed beef and cabbage
Chilli and rice
Teriyaki salmon and noodles
Meatballs and pasta
Foods to avoid while wearing your brace:
- Hard nuts, hard fruits
- Crusty bread
- Pizza crust
- Sticky stuff like chewing gum and toffees
- Foods high in acidity lemons, limes and sodas.
- Hard fruit and vegetables should be cut into bite size pieces not bitten.
Healthy treats may not be what they claim to be.
Written by Dentistry Today
Many treats that profess to be healthy options to consider instead of sweets or chocolate may, in fact, contain excessive amount of sugar or high acidity levels. Some studies even show that raisins or cereal bars and drinks like smoothies or fruit juices can be as damaging to teeth as soda.
There are cases all the time of children who end up with some type of tooth decay even though the child’s parents took measures to prevent such a thing from happening.
The problems often stem from enamel damage caused by the food or drinks that prove to be unexpectedly high in sugar or acidity.
This information shows that water may generally be the best beverage for children to drink, even instead of something like apple juice. The problems will likely be exacerbated if the child doesn’t visit the dentist on a regular basis.
The key for parents is to inspect drinks and beverages for hidden sugars or acidity levels by doing the proper research, such as reading the labels for these foods and beverages.