Knowing what kinds of things are most likely to put your teeth at risk of injury and taking precautions to protect them can help save you from the pain and expense of a broken tooth and unexpected trips to the dentist. Here are a few things to be aware of:
-Wear a bite guard for any sporting activities. Many dental injuries are caused by falls or blows to the face sustained during sports participation and recreational actives.
-Do not bite into or chew ice or hard candy. Those things are simply too hard for the teeth, and they are not meant for chewing. Unpopped popcorn kernels should also be avoided.
-Use actual tools or scissors- never you teeth- for things like opening packaging or bottles or untying knots.
-Wear a night guard if you clench or grind your teeth. The wear and tear of clenching and grinding can really take a toll on your teeth.
-Get regular cleanings and check-ups and have any restorative work done within the recommended time frame. Regular exams increase the likelihood of finding potential problems early so they can be taken care of before they become urgent.
Broken teeth are no fun…. Mall of Georgia Dentistry wants to help you take great care of your teeth so that nothing takes away from your occasions to smile!