Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, most of us will have the opportunity to indulge in our favorite baked goods, homemade sweets, and other holiday delicacies that we typically only get to enjoy about once a year.
Even though a little sugar now and then is ok in moderation, there are some types of desserts or candies that can be especially problematic to your teeth and dental restorations.
Here are just a few:
Toffee and Brittle — Homemade peanut brittle and toffee are tried and true favorites. But their combination of sticky and hard textures can be problematic if you have extensive dental work or aging fillings. All it takes is biting down the wrong way and something breaking.
Caramel — Sticky textures like caramel can pull on dental restorations or get stuck in teeth for hours. Worst case scenario, the caramel could potentially dislodge a filling or crown. Be sure to brush and floss well to remove any residue.
Nuts — Chocolate covered nuts, chestnuts, candy-coated nuts, the occasional shell in a pecan pie…you catch our drift. Nuts may be hard enough to knock a loose an old filling or cause a fragile tooth to split apart when you bite down. Proceed with caution.
Broken Filling Over the Holidays?
Prime Dental Care is available to meet your emergency needs. For a broken tooth or loose filling, avoid eating on that side of your mouth and call our office right away. We’ll get you in as quickly as possible to repair the area so that you can get back to normal. Call our Princeton dentist today for an appointment.
Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care
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Princeton, NJ, 08540