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Sep 21, 2010 08:03 AM

I cracked a tooth

While I was eating Sunday lunch. Now it doesn't hurt, but it's quite sharp against my tongue, and it's starting to scratch on it.

I can't stand having bits of food trapped in my teeth, and eating some crisps yesterday, They got stuck, and I was using my tongue to clear out bits (sorry if that's gross), and it kind of cut my tongue up. That means things like steak are out for the next week until I get to the dentist.

Can you suggest some food that doesn't get stuck in your teeth? Wierd request, I know.
Or if there's some temporary way to protect my tongue? I could file it down, but it's not a good idea.

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  1. My last two cracked teeth were when I was eating a rice cake and Baked Lays potato chips.

    Lesson Learned: that healthy stuff will hurt you

    1. the pharmacies or chemists sell a temporary filling kit which might work depending on whether it's a molar or not. Sort of like putty which hardens. That might do the trick.

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      1. re: smartie

        ace, thanks for this, I'll look into it. I heard you could get dental wax which is to do with braces, too

        1. re: Soop

          dental wax is what I was going to suggest and it works great as temporary protection for your tongue. You just mold it around the affected tooth, though it doesn't adhere, so you can't eat with it in place.

      2. Bread soaked in water and a vitamin pill

        1. Bananas. Can you chew on the other side?

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          1. re: babette feasts

            I can chew on both sides. TBH, I haven't been able to get to the chemist, but it feels better now.

          2. This is about 2-1/2 years after the fact, but I recommend you see a dentist and get your tooth fixed.

            If you ignore your teeth, they will go away.