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Dr. Mark D. Pierce | Diet in Columbus

3854 North High Street • Columbus

2072 Arlington Avenue • Upper Arlington



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Foods to Avoid

Damaged appliances are probably the biggest orthodontic nuisance for both patient and doctor. They always mean extra appointments, inconvenience for our staff, more expense and extended treatment time.

We understand that accidents do happen; but almost every loose band, broken bracket or deformed wire is preventable with good eating habits. Please avoid the following foods and also keep in mind that our list is not all inclusivve. 


  • Gum (even sugar free)
  • Caramels
  • Taffy
  • Skittles
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Starburst Candies
  • w ad Laters
  • Jolly Ranchers


  • Fruits & raw vegetables (whole)
  • Beef jerky
  • Hard Taco Shells
  • Nuts
  • Hard Pizza Crust
  • Popcorn kernals
  • Ice cubes
  • Fritos
  • Mints

Should you have any questions about food choices, please ask or refer to your Orthodontic Treatment CD which was presented to you at your treatment conference. We want your orthodontic care to proceed in a expedient fashion by avoiding any unessecary delays!



Columbus Orthodontist | Diet. Mark Pierce is a Columbus Orthodontist.