Category Broken Teeth

4 Unexpected Ways Your Teeth Can Get Chipped or Broken

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but accidents happen. Your dentist has probably heard a thousand stories leading up to accidental chips or broken teeth. Sometimes it is necessary to refer patients for more focused treatment, such as that of an endodontist who specializes in the treatment of dental pulp. When teeth are

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The Importance of a Mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard is an important way to prevent broken teeth when you’re participating in contact sports like boxing, hockey, or football. The mouthguard protects your teeth from impact and can greatly reduce the likelihood of injury. When Should I Wear a Mouthguard? If you participate in sports, or if your child does, your coaches

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Broken Teeth: Prevention is the Best Medicine

Broken teeth can occur to anyone as a result of trauma, a fall, or an accident. Small children who are just learning to walk can easily experience broken teeth from multiple falls. Athletes who participate in contact sports are also susceptible. The best way to avoid breaking your teeth is to practice common-sense prevention. Preventing

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Major causes to broken teeth

Facial injuries and injuries to the mouth are common, especially among young children and people who play contact sports. Broken teeth can result from many kinds of trauma, as well as other issues that can lead to a need for restoration. What Can Cause a Broken Tooth? The most common cause of broken teeth is

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Are you prepared for a dental emergency?

Most people are aware of the need to be prepared for medical emergencies, but they might not think about the special tools needed to be ready for a dental emergency. If you hurt your mouth or suffer trauma that causes broken teeth, are you prepared to perform first aid for these issues? If not, there

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Preventing facial injuries and broken teeth

Facial injuries and broken teeth are commonly suffered during major accidents such as car crashes and motorcycle and bicycle accidents. You can also break teeth or injure areas of the face during contact sports. Preventing these accidents can help you keep your teeth intact and avoid lacerations and/or broken bones in the face. Prevention of

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I have a broken tooth! What now?

Teeth are very strong, but not invincible. Teeth can suffer from a hairline crack or a complete break. Of course, when your tooth breaks you will call your dentist right away. However, broken teeth can start out in a more subtle fashion that will not set off immediate alarms … and delay allows bacteria to

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