Nobody wants to break a tooth. However, it’s often very easy to simply assume your teeth are over-the-top strong and, as a result, aren’t going to become damaged easily. The truth of the matter is, if you’re using your teeth for their primary purpose (eating, speaking…) and you’re mindful of the pressure they receive, then you’ll be just fine! However, our Riverside, CA team reminds you that you might accidentally be doing some unintentionally absent-minded (rather than mindful) things that can put your teeth in harm’s way, thereby leading to a broken tooth or two! Your Riverside dentist, of course, can clue you in!

Tongue Rings

If you don’t want to accidentally find yourself with a broken tooth, your Riverside dentist reminds you that tongue rings and any other oral piercing that comes into direct contact (or that can come into direct contact) with your dental tissue can prove problematic. One swift amount of contact between a piercing and a tooth can lead to breakage, so it’s better to avoid it altogether.

Hard Candies (For More Than One Reason)

First, of course, your Riverside dentist reminds you to be very careful with hard candies, particularly if you’re the type of person who cannot seem to eat them without eventually biting them. They’re very resistant and, instead of the candy breaking, your tooth might break instead! Add to this the fact that sucking on hard candies coats your smile in sugar, which promotes decay! Avoid the need for restorative care by skipping this treat.

Using Teeth Improperly

Carrying your keys between your teeth for just a second on your way to your car? Chewing a pen, while you work? Be careful with the way you use your teeth, reminds your Riverside dentist. When you’re using them for other tasks, like those mentioned, accidental breakage is much more likely.

Protect Your Teeth With Smart Choices

Remember that when you come in for care with your Riverside dentist, you can expect comprehensive prevention, advice for keeping your smile safe, and treatments when accidents happen! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.