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Mike Zeidler
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#1 Posted on 21.6.05 1411.42
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I got two temporary crowns yesterday, and I'm somewhat concerned over what I can and can't eat with them. They reside on the first premolar/bicuspid on the left and right side of my top row of teeth.

Google searches turn up no sticky/tough foods, but what does that mean? Should I just stick with soup/pasta for the next two weeks?
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#2 Posted on 21.6.05 2030.04
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Well taffy is right out.

Just don't eat anything that is going to stick your teeth together and possibly un-stick the cap or anything tought and crunchy (ex: raw carrots) on those teeth, if you can use other teeth it's usually fine, that might cause the cap to slip and come off.

Just be gentle with those teeth and avoid big mouthfulls of sticky (peanut butter, taffy, gum, etc) stuff. You might find that cutting up sandwiches with a knife and fork is helpful in avoiding too much use of those teeth. Small bites and being gentle with those teeth is probably the most important thing to keep in mind.

And be sure to swish mouthwash or at least water around it after you eat cause food tends to collect on the sides but you don't really want to floss to make sure you don't accidentally pry it off.

Not that I'm in the dental profession... I've just had a temporary crown before.
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#3 Posted on 22.6.05 0902.11
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Lise is right on with her remarks. As long as you pay attention to what you're eating you should have no problems. It's a good opportunity to focus on the nutrition content, and this time of year fresh steamed veggies, chopped salads, tomatoes etc. are plentiful. Load up on the B vitamins as well as Vitamins C, D and calcium - your body will be using them to heal itself.

Avoid tootsie rolls, caramels, etc. as well as popcorn unless you check for kernels/seed shells. Hard candy is also a no-no.

Depending on what other work was done/ still needed, hot and cold foods may make the area a bit more sensitive than you were used to. Did they do a root canal first? If not, you'll want to avoid hot soup and/or ice cream.

Your dentist should have explained all of this to you.

My sister always used to say she'd lose five pounds after each root canal/crown - she said it was from cutting out the ice cream for a couple weeks, but I kidded her that is was simply from not eating anything for the 2 hours her mouth was numb.

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#4 Posted on 22.6.05 1348.41
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To be honest, I would cut out chewing gum forever. That stuff once took a complete tooth replacement right out of my mouth, out of nowhere.

Haven't chewed a piece since...too damn expensive to fill that hole again.
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