Ouch! No one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth, so in this blog post from Michelsen Dental in Orange CA, we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.
The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science. You should steer clear of chewing on hard things, such as ice, if you don’t want a cracked tooth! Also watch out for hard candy, and (sorry cinephiles) popcorn.
Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you play sports, pick up a mouth guard at a sporting goods store.
Tooth grinding (bruxism) is never a good thing, and it can lead to a cracked tooth or issues with your jaw. Talk to us, your doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.
Be sure to keep your regular check-ups with us, because we can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth. Examples are an uneven chewing surface, or brittle teeth.
If, in spite of all your precautions, you crack a tooth, we’re here for you. At Michelsen Dental in Orange CA we provide emergency dentistry, as well as general dentistry and many other services. Schedule your next checkup with us today.
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