Valentine’s Love For Your Braces

3 Types of Delicious Treats That Won’t Harm Your Braces

loveLove is in the air for Valentine’s Day! But for ARCH Orthodontics patients who wear braces, indulging in sweet treats can lead to love lost. The ooey, gooey, and sticky candies that go hand-in-hand with this special holiday, don’t have such a sweet relationship with braces.

The truth is, even people without braces should limit the amount of sugar and gooey treats they eat because they can harm teeth. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t feel the love this Valentine’s Day! You can create fun, delicious, and even nutritious treats with a little imagination and some extra special culinary love.

Try sharing some of these snacks with the special people in your life this year:

1) The Heart of the Matter

When things take on a certain shape it can completely transform how you feel about what you’re eating. Why not consider putting together a breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert that’s both heartfelt and safe for your orthodontics. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create:

  • Heart-shaped sandwiches
  • Heart-shaped pancakes or biscuits
  • Heart-shaped eggs
  • Heart-shaped fruit

2) Just Plain Healthy

There’s nothing better than a special something that’s good for you and your braces. Consider giving these treats a try:

  • Fruit salad or melon pops
  • A fruit smoothie with berries and Greek yogurt
  • Strawberry muffins
  • Frozen yogurt or ice cream

3) Romantic Dinner For Two

Whether you’re planning a night out on the town with a special someone or cooking up a savory meal at home for your family, there are a few braces-friendly foods that lend themselves to a delicious Valentine’s Day menu. Consider these options:

  • Pasta or noodle dishes
  • Soft-cooked meats without bones (chicken, turkey, meatballs, etc.)
  • Soft seafood without bones (fish or crab cakes)
  • Soft cheeses and soups

Don’t let braces stand in the way this Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of sweet and savory foods that will help you cherish your time with the ones you love.

All of the doctors and team members at ARCH Orthodontics wish you and your family a safe, happy holiday. We feel the love every time we see you smile!

Visit our Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Hyannis, Hyde Park, Orleans, Randolph, Stoughton and Westwood orthodontic offices.

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