How To Avoid Dental Damage

womancoveringmouthsweaterDo you feel worried about your teeth because you think to yourself that – though you know they’re strong – they can’t possibly hold up under daily pressure and use? The good news is that your teeth and oral health really are extremely resilient. Though, as you have noted, they do withstand a ton of use on a daily basis. While there’s always the risk of some type of wear-and-tear or injury, there are also ways to protect your teeth, so they remain in wonderful condition. Allow us to speak to a few types of common concerns and how to steer clear of them.

Eroded Teeth

It’s possible for your teeth to become worn and eroded, which can lead to a host of additional concerns, such as bite problems, trouble breaking down your food as you chew, and even sensitivity. Fortunately, this is something you can avoid by scheduling your visits with us every six months to monitor your oral health. If we notice you have a significant bite problem or are suffering from bruxism (grinding or clenching), we will offer treatment before damage occurs.

Broken Teeth

You can break a tooth as the result of a variety of accidents. For instance, you might run into something. You may bite into food that is way too hard or tough for your teeth. You might even make a habit of tearing open packages with your teeth. Our suggestions for this oral health concern are simple: Only use your teeth for chewing food; if you think something is too hard, cut it into smaller pieces first or don’t eat it. Active in sports? Try a protective mouthguard.

Dislodged Teeth

Nobody likes the idea of a dislodged tooth! The best advice you will get from us or any dental professional? Wear a mouthguard when you’re doing something very active – it can protect you from serious trauma.

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