Hello guys, welcome back to our blog. Chipped teeth are one of the most common reasons why patients come to our clinic. It is understandable and relatable that you feel ugly or that your smile is not as good as others. But do not despair, it is something that have an easy fix and today I will show you some solutions that will help you. So strap on, and keep reading for some useful info about dental treatment.
I want to begin by saying that there are many reasons why we damage our teeth. Accidents happens, for sure, and nobody can prevent that. Even so your teeth can get chipped because some bad habits. You want to avoid them the best you can to maintain all your teeth healthy and intact. For this reason, I want to make a list of bad habits you must avoid daily to take care of your precious teeth.
That way you can see for yourself where are your errors and correct them as soon as possible to save your teeth from further damage.
Bad habit that chips your teeth
The first one is dental hygiene. As we grow older, we lose strength in many parts of the body, bones, muscles, even teeth. If you want to make your teeth last longer then you have count with a good dental hygiene routine. Not brushing your teeth, flossing or rinsing will create weaker teeth that will be prone chip damage and worse. To avoid this problem simply clean your teeth at least 3 times a day, do not forget o use dental floss to clean between your teeth and rinse with mouthwash.
Along with a good hygiene you have to avoid a bad diet. Eating right also strengths your teeth, consuming al the nutrients necessary like calcium. So keep in mind next time you are at the super market to buy fruits, vegetables and milk. You do not need a super healthy diet, just keep things balanced so your teeth will pe stronger than ever.
Last but not least one bad habit I see lots of patients do is biting into hard things like ice, bones, pencils and more. Chewing and biting into hard things is not good for your teeth. It does not matter how strong your teeth are, they are not indestructible. The damage you can cause will accumulate over time until your tooth will break at the end. Avoid these bad habits if you are in this spectrum.
Bruxism causes chipped teeth
One common reason too is bruxism. Also known as grinding your teeth together. This affects many people and it is something that we can do consciously or unconsciously. Some patients grind their teeth while their sleep and they got no idea until to late. The reasons behind can be anxiety, stress and more. The most important thing to take in mind is that you need to seek help and act on it soon.
As I said before damage accumulates over time, and you need to start now. One common solution while you work on it is to use a mouthguard as you sleep to mitigate the damage. In the meantime, you can seek therapeutic fix for the reason behind bruxism. Taking care of your body is also taking care of your teeth, remember that. Also, the mouthguard is also useful if you practice any kind of sport to avoid accidents that can affect your teeth too.
Dental treatment for chipped teeth
Now to fix chipped teeth there are lots of options available, it will depend mostly in case by case. A composite filling can work really well if the damage is only superficial. If the dent is bigger then veneer can mask the damage in the front. But if those treatment do not work then a dental crown will be the perfect choice. Keep in mind that there are many materials for these treatments and the best one will depend on budget.
I always suggest porcelain for our patients because it is the best of both worlds. You receive quality and get a good price. It is important that you choose a treatment that can last you a long time and look good. You want your smile to look perfect. Although I must say there are some cases where the chip is too deep that a root canal might be performed. Some cases are not that simple and also require a tooth extraction.
In those cases, dental implants are the best choice followed by a bridge to replace the tooth. It is important also that you take action right away when you suffer tooth damage or it can get infected or worse. The sooner you go to the dentist, the better. You will spend way less than waiting longer while the problem aggravates.
Fix chipped teeth with Dental del Rio
You must know by now that you can get your chipped teeth fixed easily with us. We are located in Los Algodones, Mexico and receive patients from all over the worlds. Our services are the best because our prices are really competitive and our staff is the best. You can see them and meet them above at the Price List and Our Team tab. I can guarantee that you will be glad that you found the best professionals in town.
You can save money in any dental treatment available and requesting and appointment is easy. Use the contact form to receive an email with an estimate or call us in business hours at the phone number above. Our patient coordinator will be more than glad to assist you every step of the process so you can find your experience in Los Algodones as pleasant as a vacation.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. we like to read our suggestions and feedback. That is all for today, I hope you have a great day and see you next week in the next post, bye!