Dr. Angela Abernathy of Boutique Smiles of Manhattan told Insider that “avoid eating anything extremely sticky” is the best way to keep your crowns in tact. If abstinence isn’t conceivable (hey, we’re no saints either), she recommends enjoying sticky foods on the opposite side of your mouth. If your crowns do come off like Teigen’s, then a trip to the dentist and a near-term change in diet might be in your future.
Though having your teeth fall out might literally be your nightmare, there are certain foods that are recommended following oral surgery. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there are a few factors to consider when planning your diet after a procedure, including how extensive the procedure is, how much it impacts your oral function, and how long your recovery is expected to last. They recommend a liquid or soft food diet including nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean meats, eggs, and beans.
The good news? The list of after-dental-surgery food suggestions is quite extensive and includes a lot of our favorites. There are even a number of sweet options, like sorbet, frozen yogurt, pudding, custard, and baked apples. The bad news? Sadly, Fruit Roll-Ups are missing from the list.