There are some reasons that your tooth may seem okay to you but may suddenly crack. As you can probably surmise even without having an extensive knowledge regarding dental care is the fact that nobody wants to deal with a cracked tooth! So, gathering up the education you need in order to understand the “why” behind this dilemma and how to prevent it is most certainly to your great advantage. Ready for those reasons from our Cleveland, TX team? You’ll find that not only will they assist you in maintaining intact teeth but also with protecting your oral health in general, which is always a good thing.
#1: You Have An Untreated Cavity
If you have a cavity, you have a missing spot in the structure of your tooth. Think about any type of structure and what happens when part of it goes missing: It was once strong and resilient but now, it’s vulnerable to damage! Step on a solid wood log, for instance, and it will support your weight. Step on a log in which the internal structure has rotted away and it will likely collapse under your footing. The same is true with teeth! When a cavity is present, particularly a moderate to large one, biting down can result in a suddenly cracked tooth. So, fill cavities as they occur.
#2: Your Teeth Have Become Weak
If you’re not keeping up with optimal preventive care (brushing, cleanings, checkups, flossing), then your teeth become weak over time. Weak teeth are more likely to crack. Keep your teeth healthy! See us soon.
#3: You Loaded It Up With Far Too Much Pressure
Even a healthy tooth can only withstand so much pressure! Remember, teeth seem immune to damage but they are merely strong and resilient. They can still crack, break, etc. So, if you don’t want a cracked tooth, you should remember that your teeth were meant to help you enunciate your words! They let you talk. They let you chew your food but that food was never meant to be rock-hard. Our team reminds you that while your smile may have the potential to help you carry things, that’s not what your teeth are for! Use them mindfully and you’ll be A-OK.
Seek Care From Us Immediately For A Cracked Tooth
If you experience severe dental damage, we urge you to contact our practice for care immediately. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.