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Why Do Some Teeth Crack?

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Dr. Sebastien Murphy
Why Do Some Teeth Crack?Dental cracks can be harmful if left untreated. This is because they might extend under your gums, causing more damage. When you have tooth cracks, you will feel acute pain when you bite into solid food. In most cases, cracks are caused by trauma to the tooth. Also, frequent, and repetitive forces can damage your tooth structure, resulting in cracks. As much as dental cracks tend to occur naturally in the elderly, you can get them depending on your lifestyle and your activities. Here are activities that can cause your teeth to crack.

Falls and Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident, your teeth might get cracked. Also, you may slip and fall, hitting your teeth on a hard surface. Besides, participating in risky activities like playing football or baseball without the required protective gear can damage your teeth. Therefore, we recommend that when engaging in activities that can cause accidents, you should wear protective equipment.

Biting into Hard Substances

When you bite into hard substances, it can cause dental cracks. As much as the tooth enamel is tough, it can get damaged due to excessive pressure. When you bite into hard substances, such as ice, you weaken your enamel, leading to dental cracks. Hard candy is another common food item that can cause cracks. We recommend that you avoid chewing into hard substances for the safety of your teeth.

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, is where a person clenches their teeth. People with this condition unconsciously clench their teeth when they are awake. Some also grind their teeth when asleep. When you grind your teeth too hard, dental cracks can occur. This is because it weakens the enamel, causing damage to your teeth. Contact our offices on how to detect, treat, and avoid dental cracks.
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