Porcelain Crowns vs. Halloween Candy
The biggest advantage of porcelain restorations is the ability to repair damaged teeth without sacrificing the aesthetic of your smile. However, overindulge in chewy candy this Halloween and your porcelain crowns might just start to lose their stability.
Tooth decay isn’t the only potential danger Halloween candy could pose to your teeth. Fillings, crowns, and other tooth-colored restorations are prone to getting pulled out of place by sticky, gooey foods.
Unfortunately, many signature Halloween candies are the exact wrong consistency for dental crowns, including:
- Chewy candies
Porcelain crowns make a weakened tooth stronger, but they can’t fulfill that purpose if they’re fully or partially dislodged by a sticky treat. A cap also doesn’t protect the tooth from decay. So, for the sake of your restorations and natural teeth alike, be mindful when sorting through your Halloween candy haul.
Chocolate tends to be the safest consistency for crowns, whether in the form of a candy bar (such as a Hershey bar) or bite-size pieces (such as a Hershey’s Kiss). Regardless of what Halloween candy you eat, take diligent care of your teeth: brush and floss thoroughly to remove sugar and bacteria buildup on teeth surfaces.
To learn more about protecting porcelain crowns this Halloween, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry or call (513) 234-5531 today. Our family dentists are pleased to see patients from communities in Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio, as well SE Indiana and Northern Kentucky.