Ouch! No dental patient wants the pain and inconvenience of a toothache in Bon Air, so today in the White & White dental blog we are going to focus on how to avoid a cracked tooth.
The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science; you should steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! This includes ice, hard candy, and popcorn. Also, protect your smile against any impact to the mouth by wearing a mouth guard during sporting events. If you are a member of a local rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football pick-up game, a mouth guard will prevent any sort of toothache in Bon Air. You can find a mouth guard at your sporting goods store.
Tooth grinding is never a good habit, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions. Talk to your dentist, doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.
Be sure to keep your regular check-ups with your Bon Air dentist because your dentist can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.
At our practice, we offer comprehensive and advanced general and cosmetic dentistry services. Our long list of services includes Six Month Smiles, general dentistry, porcelain veneers, and sedation dentistry. If you are in need of dental care or have questions about your toothache in Bon Air, please give us a call at 804-379-4483.