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Do you work hard to protect your smile? Do you worry about cracking your teeth? Did you know that some are more likely to damage your pearly whites than others? To help you protect your smile, we are happy to provide you with a few of the most common culprits.

Olive Pits: Be careful when you bite into an olive. Usually, olives are safe, but if they weren’t prepared properly, watch out. If you chomp into something hard—like a pit—when you were expecting just an olive, your teeth could crack.

Pretzels and Bones: Foods like hard pretzels and baguettes may result in broken teeth, especially if you have a restoration. These teeth are typically weaker than natural teeth, which makes them more likely to crack.  Biting into bones (from foods like chicken wings or ribs) can also cause problems.

Candy: Biting into some candy can cause problems. For example, frozen candy or candies with nougats or nuts may cause a fracture. But, hard candies are the most dangerous. If you decide to eat hard candy, please don’t bite down.

If you are interested in learning about other ways you can protect your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact us.