- Hard foods: Ice, nuts, popcorn, peanut brittle, rock candy, apples and carrots (unless cut into pieces), corn on the cob, hard pretzels, hard rolls, bagels, hard tacos, and corn chips.
- Sticky foods: Jolly Ranchers, caramels, bubble gum, taffy, suckers, Starburst candy, and Dots / jelly candies.
- Chewy foods: Pizza crust, crusty breads, beef jerky, gummy bears; avoid chewing on pens and pencils.
- Sugary foods and drinks; This would include things like cake, ice cream, cookies, pie, candy, soda pop, and drinks with sugar.
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