Foods to Avoid Eating with Dental Crowns

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Getting a crown is a superb way to regain a beautiful smile, but the process is a bit painful. The pain is worth replacing a missing tooth and restoring the functioning factor of your teeth, though. You also need to avoid certain foods, especially right after you have the crown completed. These are some of the items and types of food or drinks you should avoid.

Sticky or Chewy Foods

Sticky and chewy foods have the possibility of catching or grabbing the crown and can have an impact on how long the appliance will last. Some candies such as taffy, gummy bears, Starburst, jelly beans, and caramels should be avoided, as should gum and raisins.

Some Hard Foods

You must be extremely careful if you attempt to eat hard food with a dental crown. The porcelain outer shell can fracture, as can the underlying tooth. Some hard foods that should be avoided are popcorn, ice (if you like to crunch on it), and raw vegetables like celery or carrots.

Hard Candy

Whether you suck on the candy or chew it, hard candy is one of your crown's worst enemies. It is bad for decaying your teeth as well because the acid will last at least thirty minutes past the last bite of candy.

Cold or Hot Foods

Your teeth are probably going to be sensitive to ice cream or icy beverages as well as soups, pizza, and coffee. Some people are not bothered by this sort of thing, but for others who might have gum recession issues, the problem could be more severe.

A Word of Caution

If you just had a crown placed or if your crown is sensitive, it is beneficial to chew food on the side of your mouth that doesn't have a crown. You should also continue to brush and floss regularly. However, when you are flossing, be sure to slide the floss out instead of lifting it because you could damage the crown. Most of the time you will be okay to eat foods you enjoy, but it might be advisable to remove meat from rib bones with a knife.

Unfortunately, many of the foods that are healthy choices are also dangerous choices if you have a dental crown. All it takes is biting down on the wrong food, and you could find yourself with a bridge and another crown. Use good judgment, and you will enjoy your new dental crown for many years to come.

Talk to a dentistry such as Tots to Teens Dental to find out about more preventative measure you can take to protect your teeth. 


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