Tis the Season for sticky sweets and, while very enjoyable, it is important to consider what these treats can do to dental restorations – and to take steps to protect yours from unnecessary damage.
Restorations such as dental crowns and porcelain veneers are adhered to the surface of teeth with a bonding agent that allows them to act in the same manner as natural tooth enamel. Sticky sweets can, in some instances, cause these restorations to come loose and fall out. To protect your restorations, be sure to limit your intake of highly sticky foods and to chew with teeth that have not been restored. These steps can help ensure your restorations remain strong and in place for years to come.
The Cherry Creek dentists at DeWitt Dental Associates would also like to remind our patients that sticky treats can increase chances for cavities. We encourage you to enjoy the treats of the season, but to make sure you are brushing after every meal and snack and flossing both morning and night to keep your teeth strong and healthy as well.