There’s something very unsettling about the realization that your teeth can become damaged. A perfectly healthy, lovely tooth can suddenly incur a ton of damage if you aren’t careful. Fortunately, while this sounds quite extreme, it’s actually quite easy to avoid cracked, broken, or dislodged teeth when you know the ins and out of keeping your smile nice and safe. Ready for some tips? They will help a lot.
Tip: Wear A Mouthguard
Perhaps you are very active in sports. Maybe you are someone who is suffering from bruxism. When you’re experiencing something that could potentially lead to a damaged tooth (an elbow to the mouth in a sporting event, too much pressure from teeth clenching, etc.), it’s always wise to follow our suggestions and to wear a mouthguard. It can mean the difference between a safe smile and broken or dislodged teeth.
Tip: Don’t Assume Your Teeth Are Up For It
Can’t open up a can but assume your teeth can bite through the aluminum? Having trouble carrying all of your items into your home and wish you had another hand, so you figure you’ll carry a bag with your smile just this once? Avoid these decisions. Asking too much of your teeth can leave you with cracked, broken, or dislodged teeth.
Tip: Stay Serious About Care
Teeth that aren’t healthy are those that can more easily become damaged. For instance, if you have a chip, small crack, or decay, that tooth is more likely to break because it’s already lost its solid structure and strength. Brush and floss as we recommend and don’t skip out on your checkups.