The importance of having an attractive, bright smile cannot be emphasized enough. Research and surveys have been done time and again that show when a person has a healthy, attractive smile, they are more likely to enjoy personal and financial success. Others are more likely to view them as individuals who are intelligent, clean and happy.
One problem that many individuals have experienced is a chipped tooth. In addition to detracting from a person’s appearance, chipped teeth can also have a serious effect on the way a person feels about themselves. They may experience lower self-esteem, which will lead them to feeling depressed and stop them from taking control of their life.
One of the first reasons why a person may have chipped teeth is because they have bad habits. These habits may include biting their nails, chewing on a pen or doing other things with their teeth that are not good for them. For example, instead of using scissors, some individuals decide to tear open packages with their teeth. This can lead to them becoming chipped.
A second common reason why a person may experience chipped teeth is that they do not wear a mouth guard while they are engaging in sports. Contact sports can be very dangerous for an individual’s teeth. For this reason, it is extremely important for all individuals who play contact sports to wear a mouth guard during competitive matches and practice sessions. It is important for a person to have a custom mouth guard designed for their teeth.
A third reason why a person may have chipped teeth is that they grind their teeth. They may do this while they are sleeping at night or when they are feeling stressed out. The constant pressure that is put on the teeth while a person grinds them can cause them to chip and crack.
The fourth thing that can cause a person to have chipped teeth is eating foods that are too hard. If a person regularly chews on ice, candy, nuts and other hard foods, it will not be long before their teeth start to chip. Even eating meat can sometimes be a little bit hazardous. It is important to be careful while eating meat to avoid biting down on bones.
A fifth reason for chipped teeth is having tongue or lip piercings. A person may accidentally bite down on them and cause their teeth to become chipped. Some individuals with piercings have the habit of rubbing their piercing against their teeth or gums, which can damage them.
A sixth reason for chipped teeth is the aging process. As a person gets older, their teeth, bones and other parts of their body begin to deteriorate. Their teeth become weak, which means that they are even more at risk when eating hard foods or when they have bad habits, such as chewing on pens or fingernails.
There are a variety of dental procedures that can be done to fix chipped teeth. The best way for you to find out which procedure is best for you is to schedule a consultation at the dental practice of Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, DDS in Cabot. Dr. Jirik and his team also serve the Little Rock and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.