You finished your cold beverage and are left with just the ice. You start crunching away on the cold cubes when all of a sudden, CRACK! Then you suddenly realize there is something hard still in your mouth. Your nightmare is confirmed when you retrieve a piece of your tooth from your mouth.
So, the first thing you need to do Contact us to arrange for a consultation and discussion and we will take care of your chipped tooth.
A chipped tooth is common for everyone both adults and children. It’s actually quite easy to chip a tooth despite the fact that enamel is the hardest, most mineralized tissue of the body. Besides from biting on something hard or falling and hitting your mouth at the right angle, dental conditions like tooth decay or night teeth grinding can also cause a tooth to chip. If you have recently chipped tooth, it’s important to know from our specialized dentists about potential problems from a chipped tooth.
How to Prevent a Chipped Tooth?
- Maintaining good oral hygiene is the first step in preventing a chipped tooth. Making sure you have no cavities or tooth decay can help keep your tooth enamel strong.
- Our dentist can also help fit you for a mouth guard if you play sports. Athletes are prone to injury, especially in the face. Protective gear can help save teeth from sustaining an injury.
- If you have nervous habits like biting your nails or chewing on your pen cap, you may want to switch to something a little less prone to accidents, like squeezing a stress ball.
- Finally, you should try to avoid hard candies and chewing ice. We understand a hard candy here and there is a nice treat. If you cannot resist the sweet tooth, avoid the temptation to bite and break the candy.
- Sometimes it is not easy to prevent chipping a tooth. But our dentist will advise you good oral hygiene, and how to change your nervous habits, and even diet. So, you can easily keep your teeth strong and chip-free.
If you have a chipped tooth and need an evaluation of the damage, our dentists at Narnoly’s Complete Dental Care, will gladly evaluate your tooth and recommend good treatment options.