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A broken bracket or wire is not anyone’s idea of a good time during holiday celebrations. But, it can be hard to come up with tasty ideas that don’t break the rules. Here are some delicious, braces-friendly holiday treats that should help you not miss that pecan pie quite as much.

Cake: Cake–as long as you avoid nut pieces, candied fruit, caramel, and other forbidden foods–is totally fine with braces. And, a well-made cake can be a show-stopping centerpiece at your next holiday party. Perhaps try a lemon cake with rose cream, or a vanilla pound cake with a mixed berry compote. Clean your braces and teeth thoroughly after eating starchy food.

Soft Chocolate: Chocolate puddings, hot chocolate, soft chocolate truffles–chocolate seems to be everywhere during the holiday season. Of all the sweets you could eat, chocolate may be the best for your teeth–especially dark chocolate. Chocolate quickly melts away from teeth and does not harm your hardware. So try that flourless chocolate cake with cinnamon cream, and savor every bite!

Remember, you must brush your teeth very well whenever you eat sweets. Don’t snack on them throughout the day. Eat a treat or two, and then be done for a while. Keep portion sizes small!

For more information, call Orthodontic Specialists, P.A. in Lakeville, Minnesota, at 952-469-6760. Dr. Joseph Basile and our team are happy to keep your holidays delicious!