Originally Posted by Chance22
I had two fillings done today (my first ever) and they're right next to each other in the back. My question is, since I've never had fillings before and am not familiar with this, what are the rules for eating and drinking? Can I drink things like coffee or soda? And will eating harder foods hurt these fillings? Also, I quit smoking, so I chew sugarless gum a lot, and will that make the filling come out? A lot of questions, I know, but I just need to know, because I think I'm gonna have to get more fillings in the future.
I would give it a few days before you chew anything hard, but after that you are perfectly fine with eating whatever you want. I have about 7 or 8 fillings in my teeth, and have never had a problem at all. (Watch, the very next bite I take a filling will fall out! LOL) But you'll be fine...no problem at all.
Also, CONGRATULATIONS on quitting smoking! I quit July 30th, 2011 and have been smoke free since! When did you quit? After about 7 months, I started to lay off the sugarless gum...just because I was chewing so much of it, it started to bother my stomach, so watch out for that. But chewing gum won't bother your fillings either. Believe me, like I said I went through a TON of gum and I was fine. Congrats again, that's awesome!