Broken teeth are an expensive, painful, and disfiguring problem that we all want to avoid if all possible. So how do teeth get broken in the first palace and what can be done to avoid this problem.
1. The first way to brake teeth is during sports or athletic activities.
Rough sports such as football, basketball, rugby, boxing, hockey, and soccer are the most common sports that result in broken teeth. Of these sports, football and boxing are the only ones where mouth protection is routinely used.
This protection comes in the form of a mouth guard that is form fitted to the individual’s mouth and worn while involved in the activity. The best way to avoid broken teeth while playing sports is to wear proper protective gear and pay attention to your surroundings.
2. The second way that teeth can be broken is by punches to the face, mouth, and jaw as well.
Whether accidental or intended, fists can easily break teeth. The best way to avoid being hit in the face is to be aware of your surroundings, and try not to do anything that would provoke someone to want to hit you in the first place.
3. The third way teeth can become broken is by biting down on a hard object such as a bone, shell, ice, or any hard item.
This generally happens when the person does not realize there is a hard object in the food they are eating and bites down hard while chewing.
This can crack, chip, or break a tooth easily. To avoid this, always inspect the food you are eating, and chew carefully.
4. The fourth way teeth can become broken is by using them as tools.
Biting, twisting, ripping, and pulling at objects with your teeth is a good way to damage them. While your teeth may make for a handy tool that is always at hand, they can be damaged and they are not as easy to replace as a pair of scissors or pliers are. So do yourself a favor and use the right tool for the job and save your teeth for chewing.
5. The fifth way to break your teeth is to have them be weakened from within and thus lose strength.
This can be caused by decay or damage from below from problems such as wisdom tooth or misaligned teeth. The way to avoid this type of damage is to visit your dentist often and get x-rays taken of your teeth.