You don’t want broken teeth. However, if you feel like your smile is reasonably healthy, this might not be something you really think about very often. Or, even if you’re long overdue for restorative care, there may still be a little part of your brain that simply cannot fathom ending up with a cracked tooth. Surely, your teeth will keep on kicking, remaining in one piece and offering you the resilience you expect, right? Actually, anyone can end up with structural damage! The good news? Anyone can also take some steps to make it easier to avoid such concerns. Find out what our Virginia Beach, VA team means!
When You Keep Teeth Healthy, Breakage Isn’t So Likely
You know, of course, that if you bite into something you shouldn’t or if you smack your tooth against something, you can break it. However, you might not spend much time thinking about the fact that you can limit the likelihood of broken teeth by caring for them. Why? Well, because when you care for teeth with prevention, including home dental hygiene, checkups, and cleanings, you keep them strong. When they’re strong, an impact will be less likely to cause damage than to teeth you haven’t given optimal care.
If You Don’t Ask Too Much Of Your Smile, You’re On Track
Don’t push your smile past its limits. How do you know what those are, you might ask? How can you be sure what might lead you toward broken teeth and a sudden need for restorative care? Well, you can’t necessarily predict the limits. What you can do is steer clear of them completely! For instance, don’t try to open a door with your teeth. Don’t test their strength by seeing whether or not you can bite through an ice cube. See what we mean? Just use them as you know they are meant to be used and without asking too much.
As You Consider What You’re Eating, You’re Avoiding Damage
Our team wants you to think about that ice cube thing again: Just like you shouldn’t try to chomp through ice, you shouldn’t try to chew through anything that you are fairly sure could lead to broken teeth. Keep this in mind and your risk of damage dramatically drops!
Protect Your Every Tooth With Wise Decisions
Make good decisions for your smile when you provide home care, professional care, and when you make thoughtful choices! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.