Smile Damage: It’s The Pits!
There are, of course, many things that our Cleveland, TX team could warn you against this Thanksgiving! From acidic foods and drinks to foods that can get stuck between your teeth, there are certainly things to watch out for (mostly that you are already educated on, of course). However, we would like to focus today on a serious hazard that often flies under the radar and that can even lead to oral health damage as serious as a cracked or broken tooth! It’s the seeds, pits, and more that you don’t expect (and often cannot see). Take a moment to learn just a bit more about these often hidden dangers, so you can act with caution and enjoy your holiday!
Examine Olives And Berries!
You may take a look at the hor d’oeuvres, appetizers, etc., and find yourself immediately drawn to things like olives, berries, and more! You know that they’re healthy, they’re not going to fill you up too much before the big meal, and as a result, you’re ready to dig in! Not so fast! Before you pop one of those beloved treats into your mouth, remember your oral health. Then, either check out the situation a bit further on your own or ask your host: Are you about to eat a cherry that has a pit in it? An olive with a pit or almond inside? Accidentally biting full force into such a food can lead to a cracked tooth. Eat with caution.
Beware The Breads
Our team reminds you, as well, that even the foods that seem the least likely to land you in our chair for restorative care like a dental crown can still bring some danger with them. Let’s talk about breads, for instance. Usually, you think of them as soft and danger free. However, if they’ve been sprinkled with seeds on top (or there are seeds throughout), you will want to practice caution. Should this lead you toward a damaged tooth? Maybe not. However, tiny seeds are known for getting stuck between teeth, beneath dental devices, and more, so be careful (and rinse and brush and floss later on).
Watch For Desserts With Hidden Nuts
Of course, desserts encourage decay, which you already know. What you might not expect is a serious tooth-breaking, oral health hazard in your pastry or jello! Keep an eye out for unexpected nuts to keep your smile safe.
See Us For A Cracked Tooth And Repair Immediately
Remember that when any type of damage affects your tooth, it’s time to call us immediately for a repair to fix your smile and to protect it from further injury. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.