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Winter has come and with it the joys and jolly-filled festivities that light up our homes. Brace yourselves, holiday happiness is here!

If you have braces or would like to get a wonderful pair of orthodontic aligners for the holidays, Jensen Orthodontic Arts is here to assist you. With all the fun times that await, don’t forget to take heed of any treats that may hinder your orthodontic treatments.

Because traditional braces may inhibit your regular eating patterns, avoid foods mentioned by your orthodontist that can get stuck in or damage your braces. A few holiday foods to avoid include:
– chewy candies such as taffy or chewing gum
– hard candies such as candy canes
– popcorn or corn on the cob
– apples
– various nuts and snacks
– hard cookies, peanut brittle, and crackers

Always remember to brush your teeth twice daily and floss your teeth once daily. Don’t forget to clean your retainer weekly. It’s also important to be careful with objects around your mouth which can damage your braces or your teeth. It is important to visit regularly with your orthodontist.

If you have any oral accidents, or your braces have been damaged, please contact Jensen Orthodontic Arts as soon as possible. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jensen, we can be reached at 214-842-8106, or stop by our office in McKinney, Texas. Our friendly team is always here to address any needs your smile may have. So, call us today and make an appointment. And, on behalf of our staff, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season.


I feel privileged to help you any way I can.
Dr. Doug Jensen