You probably know that choosing the right foods can improve the health of your teeth. Similarly, you probably know that there are some foods that you should definitely consider avoiding, or at least limiting how much of these foods you eat. However, did you know that there are some foods you should be wary of because they can actually crack your teeth?

There are several foods that can crack your teeth. Would you be surprised to learn that popcorn is one of the foods that are most likely to crack your teeth? Now, popped popcorn probably won’t damage your smile, but if you unknowingly chomp down on a kernel, you could easily damage your teeth.

Similarly, did you know that bread can actually crack or chip your teeth? Soft breads are fine, but hard breads, such as baguettes, biscotti, or pretzels, are more dangerous. If you are eating these foods, please remember to take small bites to protect your teeth. Finally, please also be weary of hard candies and nuts. Aside from leaving residues that stick to your teeth where they could cause decay, hard candies may hurt your teeth if you decide to chew on them. Nuts can also cause problems, especially if they have hard shells.

Having cracked teeth can leave you more vulnerable to infection and tooth decay. In addition, cracked teeth can’t heal on their own. If you’re worried about cracked teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Southridge Dental Group at 909-822-9090. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!