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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

What else should I remember when eating?

  • Cut your food into small pieces to avoid having to bite into them. Especially avoid biting into foods such as apples, pears, hamburgers, sandwiches and sticky buns. Biting on food may result in food particles trapped in the brackets and between your teeth and may make brushing or cleaning your teeth difficult.
  • Avoid taking sugary foods and large amounts of fizzy drinks and natural fruit juices. Sugar and starch encourage the growth of bacteria, which leads to plaque buildup. This can lead to tooth decay and enamel erosion. Water and plain milk are the safest drinks.
  • Avoid chewing on hard, non-edible things such as pens, pencils or fingernails as these can damage your braces.
  • Eat slowly and carefully to protect your braces as well as to avoid unnecessary pain. If your gums and teeth hurt too much, try mashing your food so you won't have to chew at all, or chew using your back teeth.
  • Take a pain reliever. You don't have to suffer the occasional pain that comes with braces. If the pain becomes unbearable, take a pain reliever or try sucking on ice. Make sure that you don't chew the ice, however, so that you don't damage your braces. Braces can also leave a bad taste in the mouth try drinking water to wash down the unpleasant taste.

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Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.