Having braces can be tricky at times, something most people find out when they begin wearing them. One of the things that may be confusing is figuring out what kind of foods you can have while you are in brace mode.
You cannot have anything crunchy or crispy, these could damage your teeth. That includes salty snacks like chips and pretzels!
But what about dessert? You can eat sweet treats like marshmallows if you know the right way to do it!
This article will tell you all the different ways to enjoy a nice soft marshmallow. Hopefully this will help you enjoy some sweets while you are in front of the TV watching a movie or sports event!
Disclaimer: This article should serve as informed consent for patients who need to learn how to enjoy marshmallows while having orthodontic treatments. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions, nor does it replace doctor’s orders. Speak with your dentist before eating any new food items.
Having or being able to have marshmallow is not dependent upon your dental status, it can be enjoyed by anyone!
That said, some people are unable to eat or enjoy sweet foods due to their teeth being more severe.
If you know anything about braces, then you may already know that there’s a way you can include sweets in your diet. That option is called an open-close device, also known as a removable appliance.
These usually consist of two parts; one part is the mouthpiece, which covers up the top front tooth, and the other part is attached to the next layer of teeth, which slides over the bottom row to close off that area. This allows you to easily take out the device and either taste or eat what you want, without having to worry about damaging your teeth or getting stuck.
There are many different brands of these devices, but they all work the same way. For this reason, most dentists will tell patients that although there isn’t much you can put into them, the manufacturing process is pretty robust so it won’t break down too quickly.
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Many people are curious if they can have marshmallowy, to-be-melted sweets while wearing their new crowns. Luckily, most dental professionals will let you enjoy sweet treats after your brace treatment!
Most dentists agree that it is fine for patients to eat small amounts of sugar immediately after oral surgery. This is because the glucose in the food may help speed up the healing process by providing extra energy for your body to use.
Some doctors even recommend eating one or two pieces of candy per week as part of a healthy diet.
Here are some tips for having braces
Having or wearing braces can be a tricky process at times! There are so many things you need to watch out for while using your new orthodontic appliances.
One of the most common questions people have is if you can eat marshmallows before your next appointment. The answer is yes, you can enjoy them! But make sure to hold off until your dentist gives you clearance to do so.
You should also wait to soak them in saliva or milk until your dentist says it’s okay. In fact, your doctor may recommend that you don’t even want any kind of liquid touch your teeth or brace until later on.
Take care of your mouth
A dentist may suggest you use plastic or paper bowls instead of glass for eating because it can be hard to get rid of stuck food when you’re using metal braces.
You should also try to limit how much sugar you eat, especially plain white sugars like those in sugar-laden foods and drinks. This is very difficult to do with metallic braces though, so don’t worry about that!
If you feel hungry while wearing your new dental appliance, ask someone to help you look through the back of the bowl before taking out what you put inside. Some people are able to tell whether there’s still some half-drunk drink left by looking at the top of the container. If they cannot, ask if you seem quite enough already and then take off your appliance to see if your normal teeth show underneath.
Avoid sticky foods
When your mouth is wet, it can actually stick to the other tissues in your mouth, making it difficult to separate your teeth. This is called dry-sticky syndrome!
Most people are aware of this when they eat salty or spicy food, as their mouths become stuck together. But there are some types of foods that we use too much of which don’t seem like a big deal at first, but then you notice your braces starting to get glued together.
One of these types of foods is marshmallow fluff (the fluffy white stuff that children love). While many kids enjoy them, most adults find them kind of gross – why would you want to put something so sweet into your mouth with really sharp nails sticking out?!
But unfortunately, just like hot dogs, chocolate, and peanuts, those little sugar cubes keep going down even though most people feel nauseous after eating them. And if you ever do decide to take off your brace cover, all of those things will make your mouth very dry, which can contribute to dry-sticky syndrome!
So now that you know about dry-sticky syndrome, I’d probably avoid having any sort of dessert that contains marshmallows unless it’s totally worth it for you.
Use a dental cream
Having or wearing braces can be quite expensive, which is why it is important to make sure you are not overdoing it with your sugar intake!
Many people enjoy having sweets and/or desserts after they have their lunch or dinner, so why should you feel excluded because of your braces? Many dentists recommend using a medical-grade oral product called a “dental cream” to help patients manage their craving for sweet foods.
Dental creams contain glucose (sugar) as an active ingredient. When applied directly onto your teeth, this powder will quickly dissolve in your saliva, leaving a slightly salty taste that some individuals may find more tolerable than just plain sweetness.
Some brands include additional ingredients like mint or peppermint, which also aid in reducing tooth sensitivity due to the brackets and wires.
Ask your dentist about a gel
Having or wearing braces can be quite expensive, which is why it is very important to enjoy yourself while you have them. Unfortunately, some foods just cannot be enjoyed due to strong tastes or textures.
One of these things is marshmallow powder! If you like crunchy, sweet snacks then you will know what I mean when I say that having marshmallow powder can be disastrous for someone with braces.
That’s because most people associate the texture of soft, fluffy marshmallows with their mouth. But if you try to eat a spoonful of pure powdered sugar – even though it isn’t really food anymore-then there are going to be problems.
The friction caused by all those granules chewing away at each other creates an uncomfortable sensation in the mouth. This may cause you to feel sick or vomit, and both are not fun situations for anyone involved.
So, how do you enjoy a nice bowl of hot chocolate if you can’t taste the cocoa butter? By drinking it through a straw! The same goes for dessert recipes where the cream or milk component can’t be tasted.
There could be health reasons why you need or don’t need braces
Even though it seems like a fun way to enjoy sweets, there are some studies that suggest people with missing teeth may develop gum disease more frequently if they use a spoon instead of a knife to eat their marshmallow.
Gum disease can lead to serious complications such as infection, bone loss, and even amputation of affected body parts.
It is very important to practice good oral hygiene at all times. This includes brushing your teeth for the proper amount of time, using dental floss every day, and rinsing your mouth out after each meal.
If you notice signs of gum disease, speak with your doctor about potential ways to treat it.