You would never run a red light on a busy street. Do you take needless risks with your teeth? Here are some reminders from the team at Priority Dental in Casper, some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth.
- Crunching ice between your teeth might be refreshing, but it can be detrimental to the soft tissue inside your mouth. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
- Participating in your favorite sport without required mouth protection is a risk that no one should take. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could occur (and there is with most sports) then get to the nearest sporting goods store and buy a mouth guard or, better yet, ask about a custom mouthguard.
- Teeth as tools. Using your teeth to open anything is a bad idea. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.
Now that you know how to avoid these risks, what can you do if you’ve already damaged your teeth from these activities or similar ones? Make an appointment with us and we’ll see how we can help.
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