A crack or chip in the teeth is an unpleasant situation that can be avoided by refraining from consuming certain foods or performing certain actions. The following ways may surprise you as they can increase the chances of a chipped tooth.
We’ll begin with one that isn’t so surprising: watch what you eat. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, foods that are acidic or packed with sugar are great sources for bacteria that will strip away the tooth enamel, leaving the overall tooth weaker and more susceptible to injury or breakage.
Are you the type of person that likes to chew on ice? It’s a common habit but it’s one you may wish to stop as it can cause chipped teeth or cracking. If you frequently bite your nails, you’re upping your risk. Nails are made of a tough structure that requires considerable force to break. Plus, there is also the tiny dirt and bacteria underneath the fingernails, which can affect your oral health and increase the chances of developing gingivitis.
This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit https://www.assureasmile.com or call 305-274-0047.