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Avoid Foods That Break Your Teeth

Your teeth undergo wear and tear everyday, without issue. But abnormally high pressures may cause teeth to crack, chip, or fracture. Biting down on hard-textured food could break your teeth and lead to more damage. You will need to see a dentist right away to fix the damage.

You can maintain your natural dental structure by circumventing this damage with precautionary measures. You can prevent this harm to your mouth if you know which foods could hurt your teeth. Below we list four foods that put patients at risk of breaking their teeth and requiring emergency dental treatments.

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4 Foods That Could Hurt Your Smile


Popcorn is a popular snack enjoyed at home and out at a movie theater. Its fluffy, light texture is appealing, but your bowl might be hiding un-popped kernels too.

Unknowingly biting down on a hard kernel could crack your tooth. This crack could deepen over time, even if you do not feel pain from the injury. Make sure you schedule an urgent dental evaluation if you break your tooth to protect your oral health.

Cracked teeth can lead to root canal infections. You will need a root canal procedure to fix the crack or break and save the tooth from extraction.


Bagels and other hard bread can help you construct a delicious sandwich. Though you may imagine that bread is soft, bagels are dense in texture. Bagels can generate more pressure than you could guess when you bite into them. This heightens your risk for tooth breakage, so you should be careful when you consume hard bread.

Hard Candy

Lollipops and other hard candies are made by boiling sugary syrup and allowing it to harden as it cools. You should suck these sweet treats until they dissolve, but it is tempting to bite down on the candies while they sit in your mouth.

However, this act could seriously hurt your teeth, so you should resist doing so. If you do break a tooth, our dentist will repair this injury using a dental crown.

Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is not only delicious, but fun to eat. However, our teeth are not designed to bite into the core of an ear of corn. The grating of teeth against a corn cob may cause teeth to chip or crack.

It could also damage prior dental work, such as fillings or veneers. If this occurs, consider it a dental emergency, and visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Find Emergency Dental Treatment in Claremont, CA

Claremont Dental Institute is a dental practice serving patients in Claremont, CA. We offer both preventative and emergency dental care to our patients of all ages. Get expert general, holistic, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry at our practice.

If you feel nervous about upcoming dental procedures, ask our dental professional about sedation dentistry options. Contact our office at (909) 277-6919 to schedule an appointment with our dental care team.