No one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth. In this post from Gastonia Dental Group we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.
The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science. You should steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! The usual suspects include ice, hard candy, and (sorry movie lovers) popcorn.
Also, protect your teeth when you play sports. That includes supposedly non-contact sports, like basketball. One simple mishap like an elbow to the jaw can do damage, so always wear a mouthguard. You can find one in any sporting goods store.
Teeth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions.
Be sure to keep your regular check-ups at Gastonia Dental Group. Our dentists can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.
At Gastonia Dental Group, we want all our patients to have intact smiles, and good dental health. We can treat teeth grinding, and offer a full range general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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