If you’re like many people I know, you love grabbing a popcorn and soda when you go to the movies. On National Popcorn Day, January 19, you don’t even need the excuse of a movie to eat popcorn. While I have absolutely no problem with anyone enjoying these fluffy treats, there are a few tips to follow as you eat. Take it from me as a periodontist in St. Augustine, FL. I’ve experienced the worst of what happens!
You shouldn’t feel like you need to bypass the popcorn. Simply being aware of the issue is a huge step; eating safely is most of the battle. Stay attuned to any pain in your gums, teeth or jaw that you can’t readily explain, and don’t be afraid to call a dentist. If you have a history of gum disease or periodontal disease, you may prefer to contact my office. I am Dr. Stephen Strout, a periodontist in St. Augustine, FL. I perform services such as bone grafting, gum grafting and wisdom teeth extraction. Reach out today by calling 904-687-2760, and ask about the other services I provide.