Ouch! No one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth, so in this post from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable 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 like 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 play sports, pick up a mouth guard at a sporting goods store. (And in spite of what they say, remember that basketball is a contact sport!)

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular 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.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we want all our patients to keep their teeth intact. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dental care if the worst does happen. Schedule an appointment today.