Can I eat Nutella with braces? [Explained]

You’ve got a craving for Nutella and you are wondering – Can I eat Nutella with braces?

Yes, you can eat Nutella with braces on, but we recommend you clean your braces within the next 60 minutes especially if you’re wearing the metal braces. 

What tends to usually happen is – Nutella will stick to your braces, and lodge itself between its bracket hook, the archwire, and the elastic rubber band. 

If you want to eat Nutella safely with your braces on, then its best to lick the Nutella from the spoon and try to get it into your mouth – behind your teeth, instead of letting it stick to your front teeth. 

Always eat in small quantities, and try not to move the hazelnut spread in your mouth using your tongue, instead – lick, taste, and swallow!

If some Nutella gets on your braces, here’s how to clean it off. 

Step 1: Rinse your mouth with slightly warm water, this will soften the Nutella a bit.

Step 2: Use a little toothpaste and brush your teeth and braces with a soft bristles toothbrush. 

Step 3: Use a floss threader to clean the hard-to-reach spots between your teeth. 

Step 4: Rinse your mouth once again.

Step 5: Consider using a mild mouthwash to remove any lingering smell. 

Did you know that a single teaspoon of Nutella (15g) contains 80 calories? To burn it off you only need to walk 10 minutes.