Snap-on Smile is an affordable and non-invasive solution that is suitable for many common dental issues. If you have gaps in your teeth, are missing teeth, or your teeth are stained or crooked, you could be a good candidate for Snap-on Smile. There are just two, non-invasive, painless dental visits involved with no shots or drilling necessary for you to receive an affordable and transformative smile.
Can You Eat With Your Snap-on Smile?
Many dental patients are pleased with the advantages of having a Snap-on Smile but are concerned about the effects of eating. After all, for many people having a beautiful smile when they are with friends and family or out in public is the impetus that pushed them to visit the dentist in the first place.
Not only does eating with your Snap-on Smile in place give you the appearance of beautiful and natural teeth, but it also makes eating more pleasurable and healthy. Your Snap-on Smile performs many of the same functions as your natural teeth do — namely, it helps to break down your food so that it can be digested more easily by your stomach and used by your body more efficiently.
Cautions While Eating with Your Snap-on Smile
Whether eating in with your immediate family or eating out with a group of friends, knowing the details of eating and caring for your Snap-on Smile is important when it comes to deciding if this solution is the right one for you. Nearly all foods and beverages can be enjoyed while you are wearing your Snap-on Smile. That being said, it is recommended that you avoid the following:
- Most dentists caution their patients with a Snap-on Smile about chewing gum and eating sticky foods. These could adhere to the dental appliance and cause it to become uncomfortable for you.
- Hard foods are also not advised to be eaten by patients who have a Snap-on Smile. Foods such as tough meat and chicken bones can lead to cracking or breaking of your Snap-on Smile. Even hard bread, such as baguettes and bagels, can damage your Snap-on Smile, so most dentists recommend that you avoid them while wearing your dental device.
Caring for Your Snap-on Smile
Most dentists recommend that their patients with a Snap-on Smile brush the dental appliance after every meal, if possible. Use a soft toothbrush to gently remove food particles and other debris before rinsing the appliance thoroughly with clear water. It’s important not to use regular toothpaste as it will wear away the luster of your Snap-on Smile. Instead. Use the special cleaner recommended by your dentist to clean your dental device thoroughly. Refills of the cleanser can also be obtained at your dentist’s office.
Be sure always to remove your Snap-on Smile and brush it before you go to sleep. You do not, however, need to soak it in a cleaning solution overnight. If you have any other questions or concerns about caring for your Snap-on Smile, contact us today!