Dinner Table: 3 Things To Watch For

Whether you’re sitting down to a holiday meal or you’re about to eat dinner during any other time of the year, we have some very serious advice. Did you know that biting down into something very hard can damage both your restoration and even cause problems with your dental implant? Fortunately, avoiding hard-to-detect foods like this becomes much easier when you have just a bit of an idea of what may be a secret risk. Keep a running list! We’re happy to get you started!

Fruits With Pits And Seeds

Do those cherries have pits in them? Probably. Are you sure about the clementine someone offered you? They occasionally have seeds! How about the jam you’re spreading onto your roll? Is it full of tiny seeds but you didn’t bother to look? You can end up biting into a hard pit when you least expect it (or get seeds stuck throughout your smile when you didn’t mean to). Simply pay close attention when it comes to fruit, so your smile and dental implants are safe!

Hidden Bones

Don’t assume your piece of turkey, chicken, etc., is completely free of bones. Take a careful approach, cutting it into pieces and examining it quickly before eating. It can help protect dental implants and teeth from accidental run-ins.

Watch Those Desserts!

Did someone bring out a platter of peppermint bark, peanut brittle, or pralines to the table? Be careful. They may look plenty easy to eat. However, biting into something hard as cement will not fare well for your smile. Test the waters by first breaking it apart with your hand.

Avoid Implant Damage With Easy Food Suggestions

Watch out for possible damage at the table and you’ll be offering your implants excellent protection. Need some advice? Just ask! We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!