If you’ve ever had a friend who broke a tooth, you might have thought to yourself, “Phew! That sounds awful! Glad it’s not me!” While we understand that it’s easy to feel disconnected from this problem, the truth is that anyone can end up with a broken tooth. You can go from an intact smile to one with damage in the matter of a single moment if you don’t know what to look out for. Of course, we are here to help you out with some easy ways to avoid such damage, so your smile can stay in one piece!
#1: If It’s Too Hard, Say No
Does the food you’re staring at look like it will need a sledgehammer for you to break it apart? If so, don’t ask your teeth to do the work. You will most likely end up with a broken tooth you could have easily avoided.
#2: Stop The Grinding And Clenching
You might be doing something unintentionally that could lead to a broken tooth: It’s called bruxism. The involuntary disorder is one in which you grind and/or clench your teeth. Don’t know if you’re doing this? You probably won’t (it’s involuntary). When you see us twice annually for checkups, we see the evidence, we offer treatment, and you avoid damage.
#3: Choose Restorative Care ASAP
A tooth that is damaged in some way and requires restorative care requires it immediately. Don’t put your visit off for a filling or crown or other care. Instead, set it up right away and come on in! A repaired tooth is much less likely to break than one that is injured and weak.
See Us For Help With A Broken Tooth Immediately
If you break a tooth, contact us right away, so we may address the damage and make sure additional injury or infection does not occur. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.