Adult teeth are the last pair we will have! So, keeping our gums and teeth in good health is very important. Chewing or biting down on hard objects such as ice cubes, pencils, and nuts can cause tooth fractures. Here are some precautions you can take to avoid injuries to your teeth:
- Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
- NEVER use your teeth to cut things, use scissors.
- Do not use your teeth to open items.
- Use a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational activities.