What foods should I avoid if I have a dental crown?
For the most part, you should be able to enjoy most of your favourite foods, but there are certain treats your dentist in Charlestown, NSW may recommend you avoid.
These foods may include:
- Seeds or nuts
- Sticky candies
- Fresh or hard vegetables
- Red meat that is not tender
Seeds or nuts may cause chipping. Sticky candies can pull on your dental crown. Raw vegetables like thick carrots can be especially difficult to bite through even with natural teeth. Steak may be equally challenging. Chewing on ice is also not a good idea, even if you do not have a tooth crown.
Aside from food, we also recommend never using your tooth crown in Charlestown, NSW as a tool to open a bottle or twist off a lid. This recommendation goes for natural teeth as well.
Aside from the foods you should avoid, it is also essential to maintain an excellent oral care routine at home and visit your dentist in Charlestown, NSW regularly. Exams and cleans may lower your risks for cavities and gum disease and help prevent tooth or crown failure.
If you notice a chip in your dental crown or it loosens, we encourage you to give us a call.
For dental crowns, or more information on dental crowns in Charlestown, NSW, we welcome your call.