Why It's Important To Repair That Broken Tooth

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If you have broken one of your teeth that isn't right in the front, then you may be considering putting off having it fixed. You may be thinking that you can smile smaller and it won't be seen, you can chew carefully and it won't make a difference, you can avoid sitting in that dental chair and you can put off spending the money. However, there are many reasons why you should go in and have it taken care of right away and you can learn about some of them here:

You won't have to do 'fake smiles'

Face it, if you are smiling in a way that conceals a tooth on purpose, then you are going to end up looking like you are faking your smile. Plus, there are going to be plenty of times when you simply can't contain your smile and the broken tooth will be visible. If the thought of having it seen bothers you at all, then this should be enough to get you in to the dentist for a crown, or another option if the dentist decides something else may work better.

You won't have to worry about throwing off your bite

If you are constantly trying to chew your food on one side of your mouth, then it can cause your natural bite to be thrown off over time. This can cause its own array of problems ranging from extra wear on your other teeth to the possibility of frequent headaches.

You won't have to worry about tooth sensitivity

When you have a broken tooth, you will be more susceptible to tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink hot or cold things. Once you have the tooth repaired, you won't have to be concerned about this being an issue any longer.

You won't have to worry so much about getting a cavity

A broken tooth is a huge target for a cavity. You have enamel on your teeth that acts as a protective shell. When a tooth is broken, the enamel won't be there and this leaves that tooth as a very easy target for a cavity. You may think that ramping up your tooth brushing will help, but it won't help much. Damage can still be done to the tooth constantly between brushings. Having the tooth repaired will take away those worries about being so much more at risk for getting a cavity.

For more information about broken teeth and dental crowns, contact a dentist.


22 January 2018

The Reasons Why You Should Get A Root Canal

Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.