Sugar increases the amount of plaque on your teeth, which can cause decalcification (white marks), or permanent decay (dark cavities). It is always important to manage your sugar intake to keep your teeth healthy, clean and clear from these things, but it’s particularly important while wearing braces since your teeth will be much harder to clean.
After all, you are taking the time to fix your teeth and make them a beautiful feature to your overall individuality, more of a reason to take care of them.
To minimize your sugar intake, try to eliminate totally or limit the following foods:
• Other sugary drinks
• Ice cream
It’ll be tough to give these things up, but try your best! It’ll be worth it in the long run.