For some, the first thought they have when they wake up is ‘what’s for breakfast?’ Down the stairs, they’ll rush to enjoy a big bowl of their favorite cereal. But what if you’ve just had braces refitted? Can you still freely enjoy your favorite cereal? Well, today’s article is for those who love a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Mhmm. Just the name of it makes your stomach rumble. So, let’s not hesitate any longer. It’s time to find out if we can eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch with braces.
So, can you eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch with braces? You can eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch with braces as they can go soft and soggy quickly when in milk. As they can turn soft, the risks of brace damage are significantly reduced by little pressure, stress, and tension generated when you bite into them. This softness also means they can easily be cleaned out from your brackets, which significantly reduces the risks of tooth decay.
Oh yes. Fantastic news isn’t it.
But there are some things you perhaps should do when eating them to ensure your braces (and teeth) remain protected.
So there are some things you will want to consider, which we will take a look at shortly.
But first, let’s continue to delve into why Cinnamon Toast Crunch is a good breakfast choice!
- 1 Why Can You Eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch With Braces?
- 2 How To Best Eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch With Braces
- 3 Other Cinnamon Toast Crunch Alternatives To Eat With Braces
- 4 Finally
Why Can You Eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch With Braces?
You can eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch with braces because they go soft and soggy when exposed to milk. This means that the risks of brace damage and tooth decay are much lower and more manageable than with other cereals.
Now you know you can still enjoy Cinnamon Toast Crunch with braces, just hold steady for a moment longer.
It’s important to know how it is safest to eat them, which we will come onto later. But for now, we need to understand why we have to eat them safely.
Fortunately, Cinnamon Toast Crunch with braces gets the green light. Here’s why.
Soft In Texture
Foods and cereals that are hard, crunchy, and chewy textures are tougher for your teeth to get through.
This toughness requires more effort from your teeth which generates an amount of stress, pressure, and tension.
Your braces will also have to endure these amounts of stress, pressure, and tension.
The problem is your braces are not designed to endure this.
So they can face damage, which would include your brackets popping off and your wires bending.
Whenever this happens, you have to take a trip back to the orthodontist to have them fixed.
And in the end, you’ll be disappointed to learn that you now have to wear your braces for even longer than was originally planned.
So, why does Cinnamon Toast Crunch get the pass? It provides a “crunch” after all?
Well, because this delicious cereal softens so much when put in milk that the task you set out for your teeth and braces to eat them is much easier and much safer.
Easily Cleaned From Braces
Cinnamon Toast Crunch is also ok to eat with braces because it can easily be cleaned out from your brackets.
Cereals that are hard, crunchy, and chewy find it easier to get stuck in your brackets. They’re also more difficult to clean out.
What’s wrong with that?
Well, cereals that possess a high sugar content will leave behind an excess of sugary bacteria, which can cause tooth decay and cavities.
Once again, Cinnamon Toast Crunch passes this test.
How To Best Eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch With Braces
The best way to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch with braces is to limit the amount you consume, modify the cereal’s texture, and maintain your own impeccable dental hygiene.
As you know, too much of a good thing is bad for you. The same is true for Cinnamon Toast Crunch, especially when you’re wearing braces.
The more sugar you eat, which Cinnamon Toast Crunch contains remember, the higher the risks of brace damage and tooth decay.
So don’t overdo it. And definitely don’t add sugar on top of your morning bowl.
Making Them Soggy
If you eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch straight out of the box without any milk, then you might have to put that habit on hold whilst you’re wearing braces.
You see, Cinnamon Toast Crunch is only suitable for eating with braces because it can go so soft and soggy.
So whilst I say you can eat it with braces, what I really mean is you can only eat it with milk.
So please, don’t eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch plain.
Instead, pour your milk on top of them and then wait for them to absorb the milk, soften and go soggy.
Chew slowly and carefully, using your back teeth.
Drink Water After
Drink lots of water after eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch to rinse the excess sugar they have left behind out of your mouth.
Of course, cleaning your teeth is important even when you don’t have braces.
But there is a special way to clean Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other cereals and sugary foods out of your brackets.
First of all, don’t brush your teeth straight away after eating. Instead, wait half an hour so that you allow your teeth’s enamel to return to its normal hard state after any sugary acids have softened it.
Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush. You should be trying to remove any bits of Cinnamon Toast Crunch that have gotten stuck in your brackets.
If a toothbrush doesn’t suffice, then you may need to get the dental floss out.
Tie a knot in the floss’ string and carefully use this to remove the stubborn bits of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Other Cinnamon Toast Crunch Alternatives To Eat With Braces
Right, so there’s some good news for you today. Cinnamon Toast Crunch gets the green light. But it’s not the only popular cereal that we can enjoy when we’re wearing braces.
If you can’t work out whether or not a certain cereal is safe to eat with braces or not, here’s a recap of what you should be looking for.
You want to find cereals that are soft, easily chewable, and low in sugar content. These cereals will pose low threats of brace damage and tooth decay.
Rice cereals are a particularly good alternative as they possess all of these characteristics.
And always look to avoid those with added sugar.
I’ve provided you with a list below of some delicious cereals that get the thumbs up from me.
Just remember that some of these will require you to soften them with milk!
- Quick Oats
- Corn Pops
- Apple Jacks
- Rice Bubbles
- Rice Krispies
- Rice Chex
- Rice Reveals
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Reese’s Puffs
- Special K
- Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries
- Puffed Wheat
- Frosted Mini Wheat
- Cookie Crisp
Read more: What Cereals Can You Eat With Braces? 6 Of The Best!
Enjoy eating your Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
Remember to follow my instructions, as even though we deem it a safe cereal, you have to be careful with whatever you eat whilst you’re wearing braces.
That’s all for today. Now go out there and ‘unlock the cinnaverse!’
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