If you’re one of the kids who love to make breakfast, Fruity Pebbles might be on your list of cereals. But mom just got you wires, so you wonder: can I eat Fruity Pebbles with braces?
Can I Eat Fruity Pebbles with braces?
Unfortunately, no. It is an absolute must to avoid crunchy and chewy cereals while with braces since they can cause severe damage to your wires and brackets. Furthermore, Fruity Pebbles and other sweet grains are full of sugar, which is suitable for children’s energy, but can cause cavities around your teeth and brackets. So while you’re sporting braces, finding a new breakfast cereal might be best.
So, does this mean a boring breakfast?
Of course, not. Oatmeal, pancakes, scrambled or soft-boiled eggs, and smoothies are all fun and great options. You can even eat cold cereal, as long as it is soft enough to mash with a fork (think: Special K, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes).
Get creative and have fun with it!
How to clean your teeth with braces?
Nevertheless, cleaning your teeth and braces properly, whatever kind of breakfast you have, is crucial. It is necessary to avoid cavities, gum disease, and future dental problems. Here are some tips:
Brush your teeth with a toothbrush designed for braces
Take action immediately after consuming your Fruity Pebbles or other breakfast cereals. Use a toothbrush designed for those with braces to help you get into those hard-to-reach places. Brush in a circular motion and brush your teeth’ front, top, and back. Finish off by brushing your tongue (or use a tongue scraper).
Regular flossing is necessary to help you avoid gum disease and other problems. In addition, you can use a floss threader once or twice daily to help you eliminate the stubborn Fruity Pebbles left between your teeth or gums.
Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash
Use an antibacterial mouthwash to help keep your mouth clean and free of bacteria. Swish the mouthwash around in your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out.
See your dentist or orthodontist regularly.
Check with your dentist or orthodontist every four to six weeks, even when taking good care of your teeth. It is to ensure that your braces are still in good condition and that there are no problems with your teeth or gums. They will also approve (or disapprove) of your cravings for certain foods.
So there you have it – can I eat Fruity Pebbles with braces? Unfortunately, the answer is no. But this does not mean you have to settle for a boring breakfast.
There are plenty of other options out there that are both delicious and braces-friendly, like oatmeal, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and smoothies. Just be sure to take extra care of your teeth by brushing regularly, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash.
And don’t forget to see your dentist or orthodontist for regular check-ups!
This content provides general information and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your orthodontist or doctor for any questions.