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Why Sticky or Tacky Foods Are Bad For Fillings and Crowns

Posted on 2/29/2020 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Why Sticky or Tacky Foods Are Bad For Fillings and CrownsIf you recently had dental work done, you may be wondering what sort of lifestyle changes you may need to go through to keep your teeth in the best shape possible.

The primary question on your mind might be regarding what you should or should not eat. We are happy to help you understand why you might want to stay away from certain foods and why.

Avoiding Sticky Treats

There may be any number of things you should not eat after receiving a filling or crown, such as crunchy carrots or ice, which could cause increased sensitivity. The main issue you should try to avoid are foods that could possibly tug at or completely dislodge your dental work. Tacky foods, such as caramel and candy, could stick to the crown. Some people appreciate being able to pop a piece of gum into their mouths after a meal to freshen up their breath, but even if the gum label says it is dental-friendly, you should still watch out for it. Raisins could also cause issues because even if they are the unsweetened type, they could still stick to your crown.

Other Reasons to Avoid Sweet Snacks

Even if you did not run the risk of having a tacky food pulling at your filling or crown, many snacks that are not dental safe are that way because of the sugar content. Excessively sweet and sticky foods not only run the risk of upsetting your dental work, but could also increase the chance of bacterial buildup which leads to tooth decay. Especially while your crown or filling is settled, it is a good idea to avoid many sweet treats regardless of if they seem to be safe for your teeth.

Those who are interested in learning more about why they should not eat certain foods after their dental treatment should contact us for more information. We will be happy to go over a list of what is safe and not safe if you have any concerns.
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