You would never consider running a red light on a busy street, or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway. But the team at The Plano Dentist cautions that you might be doing some everyday things that are risky for your dental health.
We could like to share with you some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth.
Crunching ice between your teeth might be refreshing, but it can harm 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 me about a custom mouthguard.
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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