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 Hills Dental Spa in Austin have a word of caution: you might do some everyday things that are bad for your oral health.
Here are 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 necessary 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 purchase a mouth guard or, better yet, ask me about a custom mouthguard.
- Using your teeth to open anything is always 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 our comfortable staff and we’ll see how we can help.
If you’ve had chipping or cracking troubles, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that might help you. If you have overly-sensitive teeth, we may be able to recommend a toothpaste to decrease the pain.
At The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, we want all our patients to enjoy healthy smiles! Schedule your next checkup today!
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