The good news when it comes to a broken tooth is the fact that we can fix the problem with restorative care. However, you may be throwing your arms up, saying, “Yes, that’s great to hear but isn’t there something I can do to avoid breaking my teeth in the first place?” Of course, the answer is yes! While you can’t always avoid every single accidental dental trauma, you can watch out for stuff that leads to breakage. Though you can probably think of some on your own, we’d love to cover some surprising causes that may escape you!
#1: Ice Cubes
You probably don’t think too much about the ice cubes you’re enjoying after you finish your soda or other beverage. You just know that they’re refreshing, they are free of fat, calories, sugar, and carbs and they haven’t led to any problems yet! Well, let’s hope it stays that way. Skip the ice cubes, so you don’t accidentally end up with a broken tooth from one of these very hard objects!
Before you gasp, assuming we’re talking about the super-soft loaf of bread you purchase for your daily sandwich, let’s get down to business: Think about the tough bagels or pretzels you’ve bitten into in the past, the breads with extremely hard or tough crusts, etc. These are the culprits that can lead to a broken tooth! Before you bite, consider what you’re biting into.
#3: Your Own Teeth
Yep, if teeth aren’t balanced correctly and frequently come into intense contact with one another (and if you grind or clench your teeth), the force from your jaws can be enough to result in a cracked tooth. Come see us, so we can help you prevent such an issue.
Address Damaged Teeth With Restorative Care
If you break a tooth, come see us right away, so we can assess the injury and fix the damage immediately. Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.