So, you’ve got braces…
and you’re craving some tostadas, and you want to know if you can have some without damaging your braces.
Can I eat tostadas with braces?
No, we don’t recommend eating tostadas with braces for two reasons. First, the tostadas shell is crisp, so you will need to break it with your front teeth with every bite. This can damage the alignment of your braces, especially if you are wearing metal ones.
If you’ve just started wearing braces, your teeth will be a bit sensitive, and each bite could cause slight discomfort and sometimes even pain.
Secondly, if you manage to eat tostadas with braces, you will have to clean your braces meticulously. Otherwise, you will end up with bad breath, which comes with its own set of social problems; people may avoid being around you.
What if I already ate tostadas?
If you have already eaten tostadas, here’s what you need to do next,
Step 1: Gargle your mouth with water – preferably warm.
Step 2: Use soft picks to clean around your braces and pay special attention closer to the rubber bands.
Step 3: Remove all visible food particles.
Step 4: Brush your teeth as you usually do.
Step 5: Use a mouthwash to get rid of any lingering smell.
And now, you are good to go!
Tips to keep your braces clean after eating food
– Rinse your mouth with water after each bite.
– Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently brush your teeth and braces.
– Avoid eating sticky or chewy foods that can cause plaque buildup.
– Cut up hard fruits and vegetables into small pieces.
– Be sure to floss around your braces daily.
Will dental braces hurt?
The short answer is: braces shouldn’t hurt. But we know that’s not always the case. If your braces are giving you discomfort, here are a few things you can do to ease the pain.
– Rinse your mouth with warm water. This will help soothe your gums and brace area.
– Take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
– Put a cold compress on your cheek near the brace area.
– Try using orthodontic wax to cover sharp areas on your braces.
If you’re still in pain, be sure to contact your orthodontist. They may be able to make some adjustments to your braces to help ease the discomfort.
What is tostadas made of?
Tostadas are made of a corn tortilla that is deep-fried or grilled. The tortilla is then topped with various ingredients, such as beans, cheese, meat, vegetables, and salsa. Tostadas are a popular dish in Mexico and are often served as a main meal or as a snack.
Can you eat corn tortillas with braces?
Yes, you can eat corn tortillas with braces. However, you should be careful not to bite into the tortilla too hard, as this can damage your braces. It is also important to cut the tortilla into smaller pieces so that you can chew it more easily.
Can I have taco shells with braces?
Yes, you can have taco shells with braces. However, you should be careful not to bite into the shell too hard, as this can damage your braces. It is also important to cut the taco shell into smaller pieces so that you can chew it more easily.
What is a fajita?
A fajita is a Mexican dish consisting of a grilled or fried tortilla filled with various ingredients, such as beans, cheese, meat, vegetables, and salsa. Fajitas are a popular dish in Mexico and are often served as a main meal or as a snack.
What is nachos?
Nachos are a Mexican dish consisting of chips (usually tortilla chips) covered with cheese and other toppings, such as beans, meat, vegetables, and salsa. Nachos are a popular appetizer or snack in Mexico and the United States.
We don’t recommend eating tostadas with braces as it could damage your braces and delay the healing and straighting process.