Why does a tooth get broken or chipped ?
A tooth can get broken or chipped due to several reasons, including:
Trauma: A blow to the face, a fall, or any other injury to the mouth area can cause a tooth to break or chip.
Cavities: If a cavity weakens the tooth structure, it can make the tooth more susceptible to breakage or chipping.
Grinding or clenching: Habitual teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism, can cause teeth to wear down and become more prone to breakage.
Biting into hard objects: Biting into hard objects like ice, hard candy, or bones can cause a tooth to chip or break.
Weakened tooth structure: If a tooth has undergone a significant amount of dental work, such as a large filling or root canal treatment, the tooth may become weakened and more prone to breakage.
Age: As we age, our teeth can become weaker and more brittle, which can make them more susceptible to breaking or chipping.
If you experience a broken or chipped tooth, it is essential to see a dentist as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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