How to Prevent Tooth to Break

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How to Prevent Tooth to BreakBroken tooth or a chipped tooth can cause a dental problem. If you are eating calcium rich foods and are still a victim of a broken tooth, here’s what you are doing wrong. Dr. Puneet Ahuja, Senior Consultant in Dentistry from Delhi based Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute gives us tips on how to prevent a broken tooth.

General reasoning suggests that broken tooth or teeth is a result of consuming hot and cold food in succession. But there’s more to it than meets the eye; Dr. Puneet Ahuja said that dental hygiene and dental problems are the major causes of teeth breaking. He breaks it down to internal and external causes of broken tooth.

Internal causes of broken tooth:

Dr. Ahuja was quoted as saying, “There are many reasons as to why a tooth breaks. Some of them are internal like deficiency of calcium in enamel, poor organic matrix of tooth (amelogenefis imperfecta) which make the teeth susceptible to break and cavities which affect the enamel thereby causing fissures.”

External causes of broken tooth:

“The external causes for broken tooth can be accidents, night grinding, bruxism (excessive grinding or clenching of jaw) and falls or getting into fights,” explains the dentist.

Broken Tooth Prevention:

Dr. Ahuja says, “There are some precautionary measures which if adopted can help in avoiding tooth breaking.”

He points out, “For people who have a habit of clenching or grinding teeth during stress or while sleeping, a mouth guard is usually recommended. Measures to prevent children and elderly people from falling should be taken.”

As for accidents, he recommends, “Using mouth guard while playing sports and avoiding chewing on hard materials like pencils, pens, finger nails, ice etc. is suggested. The most important thing is to regularly see a dentist who can give advice in case of any risk of broken tooth.”

Maintain oral hygiene and eat healthy to prevent teeth from breaking. via: healthmeup

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