Along with making sure you don't develop dental problems like cavities and gingivitis, you also want to be sure you do what you can to prevent broken or chipped teeth from occurring. While your teeth are very strong, they are still susceptible to chipping and breaking. They have weak areas and some people even have weaker teeth than others. The way you treat your teeth, genetics and even the foods you eat regularly can all play a part in the strength of y our teeth. However, no matter how strong teeth are, they can always break if they are put under enough stress. This article will cover a lot of topics regarding tooth strength and ways to go about avoiding dental drama.
Understand the best ways to protect your teeth
There are a lot of ways you want to go about protecting your teeth, so you can avoid dental emergencies. The first thing that you want to make sure you do is always stick to using your teeth for two things, biting into food and chewing that food. Never resort to opening packages or anything else like this with your teeth. This can put an extra amount of stress on a part of your tooth that can cause it to break, even if the stress isn't necessarily a huge amount.
When you are in need of a mouth guard for any hobbies or sports you take part in, opt to go to the dentist for that mouth guard. Going with one from a store that you fit on your own will leave your teeth more at risk of damage since you can't be sure that it is fitted right or made of the strongest materials.
Don't stick anything between your teeth other than dental floss
Don't use toothpicks when you have food stuck between your teeth. If you don't have access to dental floss right away, then it is best to leave things be until you can get floss and try to get some as soon as you can. You also want to make sure you don't use anything else, such as the corner of a business card, a straw, or other objects. Doing this can cause you to accidentally cut your gum or get something worse stuck between your teeth.
Get chips or breaks fixed right away
If you do end up with a chip or break in one or more of your teeth, then seek dental assistance right away. Your dentist can put a crown or a dental veneer on the tooth to fix the tooth and prevent it from further damage.Share
24 February 2018
Being born with naturally soft teeth, I've spent a lot of time in and out of the dentist's office. Not only have I learned a lot about basic dental care, I've also discovered many tips for dealing with broken teeth, extractions, implants, and more. I decided that I wanted to make the most of my experience by sharing what I've learned with others. True first-hand experience is a great teacher, and I knew that my story could help. I created this site to do just that, and I hope that the information here helps you to understand what to expect from your dental problems.