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4116 Von Talge, Suite A

St. Louis, MO

314-894-1311

​​​​1119 W. Gannon Dr.

Festus, MO

636-931-4233


Stephen G. Nikodem, D.D.S., M.S.

​Family Orthodontic Care

Eat much less sugary foods such as: 

Drink much less sugary drinks such as: 

  • Soda
  • Juices
  • Sports drinks
  • Candy
  • Cakes
  • Cookies

Hard/Crunchy foods such as:

Sticky/Chewy foods such as:
  • Gum (Sugarless or otherwise)
  • Toffee
  • Jelly Beans
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Gummy Bears
  • Starbursts
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Now&Laters
  • Taffy
  • Caramels
  • Caramel Apples

  • Popcorn
  • Jerky
  • Chips
  • Nuts
  • Bagels
  • Pizza crusts
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hard candies
  • Ice
  • Apples (Unless cut up)
  • Carrots (Unless cooked)

Orthodontic Food Restrictions


Avoid the following foods to help prevent broken brackets, bent wires, or cavities.