It’s just about time to start “digging in” to another delicious Thanksgiving meal! But before you do, we suggest you take a minute or two to find all the crunchy, sticky, and potentially problem-causing foods you should avoid with braces, and do your best to take the more braces-friendly approach.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t be eating. We understand. So, to make room on your plate for only the most delicious AND braces-friendly food, we put together a list of food to eat and food to avoid this Thanksgiving.
Do Eat…
Salads WITHOUT Nuts
Small Bites of Turkey & Ham
Corn OFF the Cob
Steamed Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes
Corn Bread
Green Beans
Fresh Cranberries
Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Chocolate Pie
Ice Cream
Don’t Eat…
Casseroles with nuts
Meat directly off the bone
Large slices of turkey & ham
Corn on the cob
Raw carrots
Caramel Apples
Pecan Pie
Apple Crumble Pie
Cranberries (Dried or Sauce)
As you can see, there’s still plenty of delicious food you can enjoy this Thanksgiving, even with braces. So, do your best to follow these guidelines, and if you still have questions about braces-friendly food, ask the doctors or staff at Perelmuter & Goldberg. We’re happy to help.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!