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Foods to Avoid if You Have a Sore Tooth Until We Can Check It Out
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
As you probably know already, if you have a tooth that is causing you some degree of discomfort, it is very important that you come see us as soon as you can. Depending on the situation, delaying could mean further damage to the tooth—or even the loss of the tooth altogether.
Until we are able to take a look at your tooth, there are some foods that you should steer clear of. Here are a few foods to keep away from until we have the chance to see you.
Overly Crunchy Foods
Depending on the situation, you could be dealing with a slight crack in your tooth. Eating foods that are crunchy brings with it the real risk that you could permanently damage your tooth. Stay away from chips, hard candy, any kind of jerky, and other crunchy foods. Your primary focus during this time is to keep from doing any further damage until we can take a look at your tooth.
In addition, keep in mind that if there is a crack in your tooth, you want to minimize the chance that bacteria could get into it and begin creating more damage. As most people know, the bacteria in your mouth thrive on sugars.
So do your best to stay away from sweets, desserts, and sugary drinks. If you absolutely must consume them, rinse your mouth thoroughly with clean water as soon as you have finished. Doing this will greatly reduce the amount of residual sugar in your mouth, and will help to keep the bacterial population down as well.
We want you to be comfortable during this time. If you have any questions relating to what you should or should not eat, please reach out to us. We are here to help you, and we look forward to talking with you.
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