November- The Month to Give Thanks

November 4th, 2022

Here at Kennell Orthodontics we look forward to giving back to our community. During the month of November, we will be accepting and donating non-perishable food items to our local Boys and Girls Club! Donations will be accepted until November 15th. Each of our office locations will have their own donation boxes.


Laconia - 783 North Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Plymouth - 94 Boulder Point Dr, Plymouth, NH 03264

Littleton81 Bethlehem Rd, Littleton, NH 03561

We would like to thank everyone who has donated and shared the word for this food drive. We appreciate all of your support!


We all know what the month of November also brings us...THANKSGIVING!  

While going through orthodontic treatment there are some limitations of foods you can have. But we still want you to be able to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones. Listed below are some Braces friendly foods!

Soft meats: Ham, Turkey




Cooked vegetables 

Desserts: Jell-O, Pudding, Cakes, Pie

AVOID: Sticky, Chewy, Hard, Crunchy foods 


Feast Floss And Be Thankful!

November 9th, 2021

Thanksgiving is meant to be spent with friends and family enjoying the company of those around you. And we can't forget the food!!! We understand that with braces some foods are limited. There are still ways for you to enjoy the foods being served!

Brace friendly foods:

Turkey: Remember to cut the meat off the bone before eating it to avoid damaging the braces.                                                                                                                        Ham: Just like the turkey you should have no issues with this one. Cutting meats into smaller pieces may make it easier to eat.
Vegetables: If you have corn, make sure to cut it off the cob. Mashed potatoes, cornbread, steamed vegetables are great choices because they are soft and easy on your teeth.
Muffins: Rolls or other bread. Just double-check that there are no added nuts!

Foods to avoid: 

  • Caramels
  • Hard croutons, nuts, or crunchy crusts 
  • Raw carrots, apples, or corn on the cob ( unless it's cut off the cob) 


Giving Thanks with Braces

November 21st, 2019

Holidays can feel like a challenge with braces, especially if this is your first holiday season with them.


With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we made a short list of holiday food favorites that are safe for you to eat; as well as ones to avoid when you have braces.


These should be safe for you to eat with braces:

  • Ham and/or Turkey
  • Corn: this can be tricky, while you shouldn’t have corn on the cob, cream corn is fine
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing (as long as there are no nuts or crunchy foods hidden within it)
  • Green beans (with the same warning to be on the look out for crunchy items in casseroles)
  • Most desserts are safe as long as they aren’t too crunchy or have anything to sticky like caramel etc on them.

Here are some foods to avoid this holiday season, and the rest of the year!

  • Caramel (as mentioned above)
  • Popcorn
  • Chips
  • Nuts

Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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