What Makes People Prone to Getting a Chipped Tooth?

There are certain people that are naturally at a higher risk of suffering a chipped tooth than others. In many cases, this is due to their lifestyle or habits they have developed. By understanding what makes people prone to getting a chipped tooth, you can determine whether or not you are at risk and how to prevent chipping a tooth in the future.

Reasons people get a chipped tooth

There are a variety of reasons why one may suffer damage to a tooth, and those at risk should take the necessary precautions to avoid damage. The following are four common habits, activities or choices that place individuals at a higher risk of suffering a chipped tooth.

Hard foods

One of the more common causes for a chipped tooth is eating hard foods, so naturally chewing on hard foods makes people more prone to tooth damage. Some of these food items are obvious and easy to avoid, such as hard candies, frozen treats and ice. However, it is not always food that damages our teeth, and it can be something more discreet that causes a chipped tooth - such as chewing on a pen while at work.

Teeth grinding

It is quite evident that teeth grinding would lead an individual to be at a higher risk of suffering a chipped tooth, but the problem is it is sometimes difficult to determine when teeth grinding occurs as it often happens in one’s sleep. Due to this, it is important to check teeth for signs of grinding and visit the dentist for treatment in the event that teeth grinding becomes an issue.

Impact sports

Just about any sport that requires the use of a ball makes the individual more at risk of suffering a chipped tooth, and necessary precautions should be taken to prevent any damage from occurring. Of course, this does not mean sports are a bad thing and that the person should stop in order to avoid a chipped tooth, but each person who participates in impact sports should wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth from damage.

Piercings

A less likely culprit is mouth piercings, which can include tongue and lip piercings. If the piercings constantly make contact with teeth, they can cause the teeth to wear down over time and begin to chip. Anyone who wears a tongue or lip piercing should keep an eye on the health of their teeth and stop wearing them if they are causing any damage.

Visit a dentist to treat a chipped tooth

While the best way to deal with a chipped tooth is to prevent it from happening in the first place, the fact of the matter is that accidents occur. In the event that you suffer a chipped tooth for any reason, be sure to visit a dentist for treatment as soon as possible to ensure that the issue does not worsen or cause other problems.

Here at our dental office, we offer several treatment options for patients with a chipped tooth, so give us a call today if you are in need of any assistance.

Are you considering treatment for a chipped tooth in the Carmel area? Get more chipped tooth information at https://www.carmelsmilesdentist.com.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: What Should I Do If I Chip My Tooth.

Related Posts

Restorative Options For A Front Broken Tooth

A broken tooth is a common dental issue that fills most people with dread, especially when the crack is near the front of the mouth. Front teeth fractures are quite common among children, teenagers, and young adults. Fortunately, a dentist can recommend various repair or replacement options for damaged front teeth to help patients resume…

What To Do When You Have A Broken Tooth

A broken tooth is a serious and sometimes scary matter that can be treated by a dental professional in various ways, depending on its severity. However, there are certain things that you should do before arriving at the dentist to restore the health and appearance of your broken tooth. This review discusses how to handle…

What Can Happen To An Untreated Chipped Tooth

When you first notice a chipped tooth, it can be easy to dismiss it as not serious or something that won't happen again. However, many things can happen if this chip is left untreated and goes unnoticed. If left untreated, it may cause additional damage. What started out as a potentially minor issue can develop…

Common Treatments For A Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth usually occurs because of some sort of trauma, such as a fall or a blow to the mouth. It can also occur because of biting down on a substance that is too hard. If your tooth is decayed, a chip is more likely, but it can also happen to perfectly healthy teeth.Unless…

Related Posts

How Often Should You Visit A General Dentist?

How Often Should You Visit A General Dentist?

As a general rule, you should visit a general dentist every four to six months for check-ups and cleaning visits. You may need more frequent visits (or additional visits) if there are specific oral health concerns to address (i.e., dental trauma, cavities, etc.). This review discusses how frequently you should visit a general dentist and…

A Brief Comparison Between Implant Supported Dentures And Traditional Dentures

A Brief Comparison Between Implant Supported Dentures And Traditional Dentures

Implant supported dentures are hybrid restorations that combine dental implants with dentures as a solution for missing teeth. Traditional dentures are the most economical way to replace missing teeth, but these devices are prone to shifting in the mouth. This can lead to sores forming inside the cheeks and the dentures falling out when eating…