Protect Teeth From Cracks

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Ouch! No one wants the pain and inconvenience of cracked teeth, so in this post from Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson we are going to focus on how to avoid this problem.

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 (sorry movie lovers) popcorn.

Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local Richardson or Plano rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football league, pick up a mouth guard at a North Dallas area sporting goods store.

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to cracked teeth or temporom and ibular 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, because we can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.

If, in spite of everything, you crack a tooth, rest assured that it is an addressable issue. Restorative dentistry from Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson can correct cracked teeth. We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Make an appointment today!

About the Practice

Dr. Ellis Shwarts and his skilled team have proudly served the dental needs of patients and families in the Richardson, TX community for several years! A Dallas native, Dr. Shwarts received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and has spent countless hours educating himself and honing his skills so that he can provide a truly unmatched level of care. The practice offers a comprehensive range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatment options. If you have any questions about the article or would like to schedule your next visit, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone for further assistance: (972) 525-9283.

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