Some dental damage is difficult to avoid. Many of us have bitten down on a bone or other hard object hidden in food or suffered an unexpected blow to the mouth. But some damage is completely preventable. A prime example is a party trick recently demonstrated by Hailey Bieber on The Tonight Show. Take it from us, protect your teeth by not using them as tools.
She has a lovely smile, but she is putting it at risk by using her teeth to open a bottle. A little caution and common sense go a long way in keeping your smile safe. In addition to not opening bottles, packages, or anything else with your teeth, you can protect them by:
- Not crunching into ice, popcorn kernels, or similar hard substances
- Not biting your nails
- Not holding objects like nails in your mouth
- Wearing a mouthguard if you play sports
- Letting us fit you for a custom-made mouthguard to wear while you sleep if you grind your teeth during the night