What can you not do after a filling?
You may have heard that you should avoid chewing in the area of a dental filling for at least 24 hours after having a cavity repaired….Tips for eating after a fillingBite and chew carefully.
Avoid hard foods.
Avoid sticky foods.
Take your time.
Avoid sugary foods.
Avoid very hot and cold food and beverages.More items…•.
Can I eat after a white filling?
We recommend soft foods and liquids on the day of your composite filling—avoid anything hot. Also be sure to drink plenty of fluids as well. You may chew with your composite fillings as soon as the anesthetic completely wears off, since they are fully set when you leave the office.
Can you smoke after a filling?
Tip #4: Do Not Smoke Do not smoke after you get a new filling. Of course, smoking is not a healthy habit for anyone. It’s especially bad for your overall oral health, and smoking after you get a filling should never be done while any part of the mouth is still numb.
How soon after a filling can I eat?
Metal dental fillings do not harden immediately and often dentists will recommend waiting at least 24 hours following the dental filling before eating any solid foods. In order to avoid biting your cheek, tongue, or lips, you will probably want to wait until the local anesthetic wears off before trying to eat.
How long do white fillings last?
White fillings don’t last as long as silver fillings, and on average sustain for about 7-10 years. Nonetheless, they’re still an incredibly strong, successful treatment for most cavities.
How do you brush your teeth after a filling?
However, you may need to be careful not to brush the filled tooth the same way you brush your natural teeth. To be on the safer side, make use of a soft-bristled toothbrush, and brush the filled tooth gently, but thoroughly. You would also need to be careful when flossing around the newly filled tooth.