You would never run a red light on a busy Grapevine street, or cross over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway. Yet every day, seemingly innocent activity may put your teeth at risk, leaving you in need of cosmetic dentistry.
Crunching ice between your teeth, for example. Seems refreshing, especially on a hot Texas afternoon – and rather benign, too. But it can hurt the soft tissue inside your mouth. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
Another big risk is participating in sports without mouth protection. Even weekend warriors playing touch football are taking a chance. Play it safe: get to the nearest sporting goods store and purchase a mouth guard or, better yet, ask a dentist at Mason Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry about a custom mouthguard.
People have been known to use their teeth to open bottles. Bad idea! Using your teeth to open anything is a bad idea. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.
So what can you do if you’ve already damaged your teeth from one of these activities? Make an appointment with our excellent staff and we’ll see how we can help.
If you’ve had chipping or cracking troubles, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that might help you. If you have overly-sensitive teeth, there are toothpastes available that can ease the pain.
We can answer any questions you have about veneers, implants, and CEREC same day porcelain crowns. We also provide our Grapevine area patients with teeth whitening services. We hope to hear from you soon, but in the meantime, keep those pearly whites safe and sound!