Yes, you can eat chocolate spread with braces on, but we recommend you clean your braces as soon as you can to prevent the spread from sticking and lodging between your braces.
Generally speaking – because of the sticky nature of chocolate spreads, it tends to stick to your braces’ bracket hook, archwire, and rubber band.
If left uncleaned it can cause bad breath and start damaging your teeth over time.
The best way to each chocolate spread with braces is to spread it on a soft piece of bread, cut it into small bite-size pieces, that fit easily into your mouth, and try chewing with your back teeth.
This will prevent it from sticking to the front of your braces which is usually harder to clean, especially closer to the metal ties.
If some chocolate spread gets on your braces, here’s how to clean it off.
Step 1: Wash your mouth with slightly warm water, this will soften the chocolate spread.
Step 2: Use a little toothpaste and brush your teeth and braces using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Step 3: Use a floss threader to clean the hard-to-reach spots between your teeth, closer to your braces.
Step 4: Rinse your mouth once again to remove any leftover chocolate spread.
Step 5: Consider using a mild mouthwash to remove any lingering smell.
Did you know that a single teaspoon of chocolate spread (15g) contains between 80 to 100 calories? To burn it off, you need to walk 10 to 15 minutes.