Halloween Candy to Avoid With Dental Crowns

Children and adults alike find it difficult to resist the treats that are the cornerstone of every Halloween. However, if you have dental crowns (possibly due to overindulgence on past Halloweens), some sweets can pose a threat to both your restorations and natural teeth.

Main Line dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall understands that candy is a big part of Halloween. However, if you have fillings, crowns, or other restorations in your teeth, try to avoid these holiday sweets:

  • Gum
  • Taffy
  • Gummy candies
  • Candy bars with a gooey center on the inside
  • Caramel apples

All of these chewy treats are sticky enough to grab hold of a dental crown and pull it out of place. If a crown is partially or completely dislodged, the restored tooth will start to lose stability, begin showing signs of sensitivity, and be at greater risk of decay.

If you must eat candy this Halloween, the best option for dental crowns and natural teeth is a simple chocolate bar. Chocolate bars aren’t sticky or extremely hard, and they won’t linger in your mouth to produce harmful acids.

Dr. Marshall wishes all of her patients in Ardmore and the surrounding areas a Happy Halloween, though patients with dental crowns should take extra care to protect their restorations. Please contact The Office of Lindsey F. Marshall or call (610) 649-0696 today to schedule an appointment to learn about our Main Line dentistry services.

Posted in: Dental Crowns, General Dentistry

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