It cannot be stressed enough, taking care of your teeth is one of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most of us know brushing, flossing and regular check-ups at the dentist’s office are crucial, but did you know it’s equally important not to use your teeth as tools. It’s hard to resist the urge to quickly tear or break something open, but you should take the time to get a scissors. Using your teeth compromises the tooth structure and can break your teeth. If you look at an older person who has used their front teeth as tools their entire life, they have fractures everywhere, like old porcelain dishes. A fractured tooth can usually be fixed with fillings or crowns, but a restored tooth is NEVER as strong as the original tooth. It is so important to take care of your teeth. Implants, dentures, restorations are not the real thing, so the next time you want to rip open the popsicle wrapper with your teeth, take the time to get a scissors!
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