Broken Teeth: They Don’t Have To Happen

Yes, of course, there are those unfortunate moments in life that we simply cannot escape. Something takes you by surprise and you end up with a broken tooth! Then, there are those completely avoidable mishaps that damage your teeth. You look back and think, “Ah, if I’d only known, I would have been more careful!” To assist you in having the foresight to be able to prevent such accidents, we offer up some explanations that will help you protect your smile in the future.

Chewing Habits

If you’re chewing on things throughout the day that are not food and they’re not soft, you are asking for trouble! Stop eating ice, chewing on your pen, biting your nail, chewing on that paperclip, etc. You may think it is harmless. That is, until you end up with a broken tooth because of it!

Eating Habits

Food, too, can lead to a broken tooth. Of course, you don’t ever mean for this to happen and it can come as quite a shock. Simply remember that when you require your teeth to withstand a lot of force and pressure, they can break. Hard crackers, cookies, chips, bread, nuts, and more can result in injury.


Don’t overlook the fact that you should make efforts to protect your teeth, so you don’t end up with a broken tooth or worse, when you’re very active. Maybe you’re someone who rides bikes. Perhaps you love rollerblading! Maybe you play team sports. Anything that puts you in the direct line of a strong impact to your mouth begs for you to wear an athletic mouthguard (and often a helmet, too).

Avoid Damaged Teeth With Easy Hints

Remember that you can absolutely make wise choices to protect your teeth. Ask for advice and we will be happy to share it! To schedule an appointment or initial consultation, call Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.