Silver Spring, MD Dentist
Susan Pearson, DDS
1131 University Blvd. West, Ste 103
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 649-2203
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By Susan Pearson, D.D.S.
November 18, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  
veneersWe can’t stress enough how healthy eating does wonders for condition of the teeth and gum tissue. There are a number of delicious and nutritious food groups health care professionals will recommend patients try to consume on a regular basis. However, if you have veneers, sensitive or weak teeth, we suggest you be careful with what you bite into.
 
While modern technology provides us with durable veneer placements at our Silver Spring dental office, we still want patients to understand the teeth, especially the front teeth are taken extra care of because a chipped tooth or worse can happen.
 
For example, here is a list of food items that can damage a tooth or veneer if eaten improperly:
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Raw broccoli
  • Granola
 
Note: When eating hard and raw food, try using the back teeth for the initial bite and chewing. The back molars are more adept to extra biting pressure.
 
How to Avoid a Dental Mishap
We are not advising that you miss out on certain types of food, but we do have some tips you can follow to avoid a dental mishap:
  • Cut up hard foods into smaller pieces
  • Chew food thoroughly
  • Don’t use teeth as a tool for anything besides chewing food, smiling and talking
  • Floss after eating
 
Contact our Silver Spring dental office if you are concerned about your teeth or veneers. Call (301) 649-2203 for more information.  

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