Published: Dec 19, 2018 | By: Richard Caven
Having a crown placed is a very routine dental procedure that's designed to restore a tooth's shape to its original size, shape and strength. There are various scenarios that warrant crowns, such as a tooth becoming weak over time, to cover a chipped or broken tooth, or for a cosmetic improvement. However, while crowns are routine, they're not unlike other dental processes in that there's a recovery involved that patients need to be mindful of.
When it comes to crowns, part of this process involves avoiding certain foods. This can be especially challenging during the holiday season, when it's common to indulge in sweets and other delicacies to celebrate the season.
With this being said, we thought it would be fitting to take a more in-depth look at what foods you should avoid with your new crown.
In general, anything sticky, chewy or hard is something that you don't just want to avoid during the holiday season, but for good if you want to ensure your crown lasts. There are some tips and tricks to keep in mind if you just can't help but consume any of these foods.
Even if you do avoid the hard, chewy and sticky foods, here are some tips worth sharing for eating with a crown to minimize the strain that you place on it.
For more information on foods you should avoid with a crown - whether it's this holiday season or at any other time of the year - contact Caven Dental today.
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