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What can I eat after dental implant placement?

Here is another question you asked us at Elite dental and implant center about dental implant after case and we would like to address it here:
What can I eat after dental implant placement?

Foods:

It’s very important you follow your dentist instruction for dental implants aftercare. It is recommended to consume liquid foods during the first two weeks like soups, yogurt, etc. In the third week, start with pasta, fish, eggs, finely chopped foods, and cereals.
In the second month, slightly firmer foods can be added: tender meats cut into pieces, cooked vegetables. Finally, after three months, you are ready to go back to your normal diet and eat whatever you want.

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Do not use a vibrating electric toothbrush

When using a vibrating toothbrush, it causes vibrations that loosen the internal screw. It is enough that the crown is just a little loose so that it starts to wiggle. Remember you can not tighten the screw, because the crown is cemented at the top of the Abutment that covers the screw. You can not loosen the screw anymore without rotating the whole tooth. It is very difficult to separate all the parts in order to tighten the screw, which means that you have to replace the crown.

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Hot Drinks

Dental implants are made of metal. Metal retains heat much better than soft human tissue. If you drink a very hot liquid, the implant is likely to heat up and the heat of the liquid may be transmitted to the tooth, which is likely to heat long enough to burn a thin layer of cells around the implant. By repeating drinking hot, you may lose your tooth implant. In general, if you can not touch a drink, like hot coffee, avoid drinking it!

The crown covering of your dental implant is porcelain. This, like glass, grows in volume with heat and contracts with cold. So if you drink something very cold then something very hot, the porcelain may crack. This applies to all porcelain crowns, and not just with dental implants. It may also affect your teeth. Although the enamel (teeth) works slightly differently, it can also crack or suffer from micro-cracks and become sensitive. So if you have just eaten ice cream, wait a few minutes before eating hot soup, otherwise, you may find pieces of your teeth in your mouth.

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Does tongue piercing ruin your teeth?

Drill a part of the body to insert metal jewelry is called piercing. A very common practice, but, as we know, is not without risks. The application alone, especially if it is done without the rules of hygiene and by people who are not professional can cause infections (such as hepatitis and HIV). Let’s not forget, too, the risk of an allergic reaction to ornament is high too.

This is true for all types of piercings, but, if metal jewelry is inserted into the tongue, there is also a long-term risk: the potential for tooth damage. According to the experts, the continuous movement of the piercing against the teeth of the upper jaw, while you talk or eat, changes the position of the teeth (Crooked teeth). Also, in the long run, the piercing can create tooth damage, infections, and abscesses in the teeth and mouth.

If you already did the piercing:
Rinse your mouth regularly; rinse the area with chlorhexidine solution for 2 weeks.
Avoid playing with the piercing to minimize trauma to the gums, teeth and mouth.
Have the piercing checked regularly by a dentist

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Phosphoric acid damages teeth as much as cocaine!

The enamel of our teeth may be the strongest substance of our body, it is difficult for it to be insensitive to a pH of 2.525 as it is the case for Coca Cola (a PH slightly more acid than a battery !). American researchers have studied the impact of these drinks on our teeth.

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The presence of phosphoric acid in soda controversial

We’ve all felt that weird sensation of creaky teeth after drinking Coke, Pepsi or other soda-like drinks. Yes, we all know that soda like Coca Cola contains phosphoric acid, a chemical compound that makes drinks extremely acidic!
US researchers have put pieces of dental enamel in phosphoric acid for 12 consecutive days – a period that seems long but yet researchers say that this exposure is absolutely not excessive since more than half of Americans consume sodas several times a day, which corresponds to practically daily phosphoric acid dental baths (with the difference that in the study, the concentration of phosphoric acid was much higher than in soft drinks so as to perceive more quickly the effects of phosphoric acid on the teeth).

The main acids lurking in beverages are phosphoric acid and citric acid. Phosphoric and citric acid, on the other hand, cause damage by dissolving the calcium that comprises teeth

Before being bathed in acid, the teeth were relatively smooth, hard, so overall healthy. It was difficult to extract them from the jaw and they were resistant to shocks made with dental instruments.
At the end of the 12-day test period, tooth enamel is destroyed, and the teeth have lost their hardness and resistance. It is understandable that the excessive consumption of these drinks is, in the long term, very harmful to the teeth.

 

Phosphoric acid damages teeth as much as cocaine!

The study is more shocking when you learn that phosphoric acid can damage our teeth as much as crystal meth or other illegal drugs.

 

The conclusion of the study

Drinking large amounts of soda could be as damaging to teeth as the consumption of cocaine and methamphetamine crack …

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Is drinking milk helping you to have a healthy teeth?

Here are some nutrition and benefits of drinking milk:

  • Calcium
  • Proteins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Phosphorus

So Yes! Drinking milk helps to make the teeth stronger and protect the enamel by providing calcium and phosphorus. It also keeps the jaw bones to be stronger and healthier. Vitamin A and phosphorus contribute to the formation and maintenance of healthy teeth. Vitamin D plays a role in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Casein, a protein found in milk, helps prevent bacteria from sticking to saliva, which helps protect the enamel. In addition, increased intake of calcium and vitamin D appears to protect against tooth loss.

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Drinking milk before brushing your teeth or chewing gum helps to have good oral health

In addition, it is good to eat chocolate, green tea and chew gum to prevent the onset of tooth decay and other dental diseases. Also, experts say that the acid element of certain foods, such as lemon or orange, demineralized the enamel.

Therefore, it is not advisable to brush immediately afterward because it devastates the prisms of the enamel. You should not use foods rich in sugars because what they do is react with bacteria and form some acids that, in turn, demineralizes the enamel, deepens the tooth and causes cavities, so what we have to do is counteract that acid attack by drinking a lot of water or milk before brushing.

Also, we need to drink water without gas – contains carbonic acid and chewing gum without sugar and xylitol – a natural sweetener from the pine bark – because it makes a kind sweeping and stimulates the secretion of saliva. By squeezing the molars when we chew, a fluid is generated that generates a lot of salivae, which in itself has an antibacterial effect, and prevents cavities from occurring.

In addition, for people who like sweets or products with high sugar content, it is recommended that they replaced them with chocolate since it is a non-sticky food and easily falls apart.

Other foods that are healthy for the teeth and gums are vegetables with low sugar content, such as carrots or celery that have “many” natural substances that help clean teeth and regenerate enamel.

These benefits can also be found in green tea because it contains a lot of fluorides, remineralizes the enamel and has “antioxidant” compounds that help delay the aging of both the teeth and the gums.

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