If your teeth are damaged beyond repair, they may need to be corrected with the help of a tooth restoration or replacement. However, the most important thing you can do to protect your teeth is damage prevention. This includes optimum oral health habits and safety techniques.
Avoid bad habits that can harm your teeth. This includes smoking, chewing tobacco, and using drugs. All of these habits are extremely harmful to your health and can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Also avoid wearing mouth jewelry, as it can crack or chip your teeth easily, as well as cut your gums and increase your risk for infection.
Not only can mouth jewelry crack and chip your teeth, but so can hard or overly tough foods. Foods such as corn on the cob and candy apples are tough on the teeth and can split a tooth in a single bite if you are not careful. Similarly, never use your mouth to open any products, such as soda bottles or food container lids.
Jon Packman General Dentistry remains committed to your oral health, and you are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling 704.873.2211. Stop by our dentist office in Statesville, NC, and Dr. Packman and our team will give you the treatment you need. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs.