How Fillings Can Become Loose

Posted on 5/24/2021 by office
How Fillings Can Become LooseDental fillings can prevent the further spread of tooth decay. However, you need to regularly brush your teeth and floss to guarantee they stay intact. It also helps to watch what you eat to ensure the longevity of both fillings and dental work.

Foods that Can Loosen Fillings

It is nice to know that you can have a hole filled in your tooth, as it makes it easier to chew. However, you can defeat the purpose of getting the tooth filled if you eat foods that can crack your filling or loosen it. Therefore, to protect your teeth and preserve your fillings, stay away from foods like hard candies, peanut brittle, popcorn, corn nuts, and ice. Doing so will keep your filling in place and reduce any chewing issues or problems with decay.

Forgetting to Brush and Floss

As noted, it helps to develop a regular routine of brushing and flossing, as decay can develop around a filling if you do not regularly clean your teeth. When this happens, it can cause the filling to loosen or fall out. Therefore, make sure you take time every day to thoroughly clean your teeth.


Sometimes, some fillings will come out if a patient is struck in the face or takes a heavy impact in a contact sport. If this happens to you, you should immediately schedule an appointment with our office. Fillings that become loose do not resolve themselves over time. You need to have the problem fixed right away. Even if you do not affect your teeth, you should still take time to schedule an exam to make sure that everything is okay.

Do you have a filling that feels loose? If so, you need to call our office and schedule an appointment today. Do not wait until the filling comes out. Taking care of the problem immediately will save you a lot of hassle down the road. Give us a call today to schedule an exam.
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