If you have recently just gotten your dental rod or implant placed in your gums, then you know just how critical it is for you to allow your mouth to heal properly, because if it doesn't you will have to either do it all over again or look for another alternative. One hard part about getting dental implants during this time of year, though, is that there are so many sweet and sticky treats around that can be tempting — but a lot of these treats may do your mouth more harm than good while it's healing. This article will take a closer look at three treats, in particular, that you should avoid if you just got dental implants. Read on to learn a little bit more.
What's better than a yummy fruit dipped in caramel, coated in chocolate, and covered in your favorite chocolate candies? Just about nothing. However, even though caramel apples may be one of the most delicious things for you to eat around this time of year, the stickiness from the caramel and the toughness from the apple may cause your dental implant to either come loose, or it may just place a strain on your jaw overall so that your mouth takes longer to heal.
Another yummy treat that people like to eat this time of year is caramel suckers; either the caramel apple variety or just straight up caramel suckers. And although suckers are so yummy to eat, when it comes to caramel, it will just stick to your teeth and may even get around your dental implant; which is nothing that you want to brag about. Plus, similar to with caramel apples, caramel suckers place a lot of strain on your jaw, which can be really bothersome.
Popcorn is a delicious treat that's worth eating this time of year, especially when it's covered in toppings like caramel. But no matter how you like your popcorn, there's one thing that's for certain; all of those kernels can get stuck near your dental implant while it's healing, which can cause pain, infection, and may interfere with the healing process overall.
As you can see, there are a variety of yummy foods that you may want to eat this Halloween but that you should say no to. To learn more about how you can heal after dental implant surgery, contact your dentist today and ask them questions.