at Dental Associates of Corona, have the ability to provide solutions that will make damaged teeth look like they used to. If your smile isn’t all it should be, consider living your life proactively by avoiding habits that could bring cosmetic ruin to your natural teeth.

Bite with Discretion

Your teeth are meant to cut through and grind food when you bite and chew. They are not meant for crunching down on extremely hard non-edible objects. If you have bad habits such as chewing ice cubes, biting your nails, gnawing on writing implements, or cracking shelled nuts with your choppers, you can expect chips, cracks, or fractures in your future.

Chewing on nothing can be just as detrimental. How is that possible, you may ask? Well, if you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) the crushing force of your top and bottom teeth rubbing against each other can create long term problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder ( TMD). Thankfully, even if you’ve been rough on your teeth, your Park Cities cosmetic dentist will be able to help with repairs such as ceramic crowns, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers.

Poor Diet Choices

The foods you eat not only induce tooth decay, but can also impact how white your teeth look. Dark-colored foods and beverages can cause deep stains on your teeth, which may require professional whitening treatments. Avoiding highly acidic food and drink items can help keep your enamel strong. Acid softens enamel and if you brush your teeth too soon after consuming acidic food and drinks, you could end up damaging that protective outer shell permanently. This will make you a sitting duck for cavities in the near future. Consuming a healthy, low-sugar, low-acid diet will keep your body and your teeth stay strong. However, if the damage is already done, and weakened teeth have succumb to chips or cracks, there are always reasonable cosmetic solutions to make your teeth look terrific again.

Visit Your Corona Dentists

Your Corona dentists offer comprehensive general dentistry services for your entire family. You can schedule a consultation at our Corona dental office by calling (951) 273-9580. We serve patients in the 92879 area and surrounding communities.